Joseph E. McDermott of Olyphant went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Born in Carbondale, December 23, 1981, he was the son of John and Alice Graham McDermott, Olyphant. He was a former member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church of Jessup. Joseph graduated from LaSalle Academy, Bishop O'Hara High School, University of Scranton and Kendall University in Chicago, Illinois. He lived and worked in the Wrigleyville district of Chicago for nine years. He worked at Rand McNally and as an assistant manager at CVS in Chicago, Illinois.
Joseph will be remembered as a wonderful, caring, lovable son. His smile lit up the whole room. He surely will be missed by family and friends. He was a gift from God.
Joseph enjoyed movies, (cheesy movies), computers and Karate but mostly playing PS3 and Xbox. He would call himself a computer geek.
Also surviving are his brother, John P. McDermott; and sister, Mari McDermott; Godmother, Ann E. Graham; aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Joseph E. and Alice Schneider Graham; paternal grandparents, Patrick G. and Frances Kelly McDermott; uncle, Joseph E. Graham Jr.; aunt, Marguerite Miklus; and Godfather, Henry Smith.
The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street, Scranton. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the service. Interment, St. Mary's Assumption No. 5 Cemetery, South Scranton.
Preferred memorial contributions may be made to the
, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.
Arrangements are under the care of the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., Dunmore. To offer an online condolence, visit www.dunmorefuneralhome.com