Kenneth Ross Cormany

Mr. Kenneth Ross Cormany, age 90, of Rome, passed away at a local health care facility Monday Feb. 26, 2018. Mr. Cormany was born in Rome, Georgia Dec. 4, 1927. He was the son of the late Ross Cox Cormany and Mary Mitts Cormany. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Cormany.

He graduated from Rome High School, Class of 1944 Valedictorian. He then attended Georgia Tech and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. He served 16 years Active and Reserve in the United States Army, and he was honorably discharged as a Major in the Army reserve. He served in many civic and professional organizations. He was a member of advisory boards at Coosa Valley Tech in Rome and Area Vocational School in Columbus, Ga., a member at large of the Rome Exchange Club and the Coosa Valley Fair Association, the Society of Professional Engineers, NW Georgia Chapter; Life member, the Edison Electric Institute, EEI – Codes and Standards National Committee, IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers), Power Engineering Society, SEE (Southeastern Electric Exchange), CIGRE (International Conference on Large High Voltage Systems), and from May of 1986 to March of 1987 he was Vice President, office of the Chief Executive of Georgia Power who would assist the CEO in all areas of his activities, coordinate Company Guidelines and Practices Committee, and from March of 1987 until recently he was the consultant for the electrical utility industry, and various other committees and organizations throughout his engineering career with Georgia Power. He was also a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, the Men’s Sunday School Class, a former member of the Coosa Country Club, Rome, and Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, a member of the Prince Club of Rome, the Lake Rabun Association, Lakemont, Georgia, and a former member of the Nine O’Clock Cotillion in Rome. He loved collecting stamps from around the world, computers and above of all, boating and relaxing at Lake Rabun in Rabun County, Georgia.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Rebecca Freeman Cormany, Rome; daughter, Kay Cormany Duffey, Ellijay, Georgia; grandchildren, Cliff Duffey of Alexandria, Virginia, Ken Duffey and his wife Kate of Athens, Spencer Duffey of Portland, Oregon; great grandchildren, Mary Susan Duffey, Kate Duffey and Maisie Duffey.

Services for Mr. Cormany were held Saturday morning March 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, with Rev. Monty Stallins officiating. Those serving as pallbearers were, Cliff Duffey, Ken Duffey, Spencer Duffey and Dwight Cassity. A private interment followed. The American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post No 5 Honor Guard rendered military rites. The family asked that members of the Exchange Club, the Men’s Sunday School Class of Second Avenue Baptist Church, and the members of The Prince Club serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to, Second Avenue Baptist Church, 823 East Second Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161 or Heyman Hospice Care, 420 East Second Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161. Please visit our website at to share fond memories and post tributes.

Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

The Clayton Tribune

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