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Ryan Patrick McDermott

1978 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Ryan Patrick McDermott Obituary

Ryan Patrick McDermott, 37, devoted father, beloved son, brother and friend went to his heavenly home on Sunday December 6, 2015, due to complications from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Celebration of Life: 3:30 p.m., Friday December 11, 2015, at White's Chapel, Southlake, Texas. A reception will follow service at White's Chapel.

Memorials: A scholarship fund for Ryan's daughter, Hope, has been established at in lieu of flowers.
Ryan was born on June 28, 1978 in Alamogordo, N.M. He loved the outdoors and sports. He played sports from the age of 6 and was on the varsity baseball and basketball teams for the Alamogordo Tigers. He graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1996.

He was drafted as a pitcher by the Cleveland Indians and played baseball for three seasons in the minor leagues.
He then attended New Mexico State University, played basketball for the NMSU Aggies, and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies in 2005.

Ryan was a resident of Trophy Club, Texas. His career was in medical equipment sales where he received the Presidential Quota Achievement Award four years in a row. Ryan's greatest joy was being a father.

His survivors include: daughter, Hope McDermott; parents, Linda and Jerry McDermott; brother, Christopher McDermott and wife, Amanda; special friend, Erika Lynch; grandfather, Al Anisowicz; uncle, Michael Anisowicz and wife, Mary; uncle, Tim McDermott and wife Pam; cousins, Sarah, Brian, Tim, Jennifer; and niece, Palmer.

Ryan touched the lives of many with his great sense of humor and wit and his gentle and caring ways. He made a difference because of his love of life and his appreciation of the simpler things.

He is in our hearts forever and ever.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 10, 2015 to Jan. 9, 2016
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