John McDermott, 73, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Arlington. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Fisher House at www.fisherhouse.org
. John was born May 28, 1940, in New York City. He received bachelor's and MFA degrees from the University of Notre Dame
in South Bend, Ind., where he worked as an architect for several years. He became a faculty member at Ohio University, moved on to Ohio State University
and in 1982 moved to the University of Texas
at Arlington as director of the School of Architecture and was a professor there until his death. Survivors: His wife of 47 years, Peggy McDermott of Arlington; his son, John James McDermott III and his wife, DeAnn, and his grandson, John Connor McDermott, of El Paso; and his son, Peter Frederick McDermott of Beijing, China.