Lou McCormick Jr., owner of ADCO Associates and a longtime member of Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association (PAPPA), passed away December 16. A funeral Mass was held December 23.

McCormick began working in the industry as an employee of Jack Binswanger before moving to the Dubbs Company and then ADCO, which he eventually purchased. McCormick’s son, Lou McCormick III, says, “My dad loved the industry, and he forged many close friendships with the people he worked with.”

McCormick is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Louis J. McCormick, III and his wife, Denise; daughter, Bethany and her husband, David; daughter Erin and her husband Robert; and nine grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Lou to support lung cancer research at: Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104. Make checks out to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in memory of Lou McCormick.