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Age 68, of Kilbuck Twp./ Ben Avon Heights, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Mary McDermott. Loving wife and companion of Michael S. Ackland; beloved sister of Samuel T. "Ted" McDermott, Jr. She is also survived by two nephews, Charles William McDermott and Samuel T. McDermott III and his wife, Christina; and their children, Orion and Amaya McDermott. Dee was a graduate of Avalon High School. She spent time in Springfield, VA, where she volunteered her time as a grief counselor. She also then worked for many years for United Airlines in the reservation department. Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 p.m. until time of Service at 7 p.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1014 California Ave., Avalon, 412-766-5600. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Friends. Condolences may be offered at

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2017.
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November 24, 2017
What a great sense of humor.. Working with Dee at United Reservations was an honor and privelege. Thank you for sharing her spirit with us. Can't help think of her and smile
November 21, 2017
Dee, you are a kind and very special lady. You will be greatly missed.

Mike Spear
November 21, 2017
i was so sorry to hear about this. Dee was in my thoughts just a few days ago. Rest in peace, Dee.
Kim Crawford
November 21, 2017
I had the pleasure of seeing Dee at our AVHS class reunion in September and was reminded of her humor and smile. I am sorry to hear of her passing. God Bless, Dee.
Karen Green
November 21, 2017
May you rest in peace, my friend. I'll miss you so much and all the good times we had. My deepest sympathies to Michael and Ted and family.
Pat Fullen
November 21, 2017
We had so many fun times together BITD. You will always be in my memories and in my heart. Rest well, my friend.

May your brother Ted and Michael find some peace in their memories of you.

Love, Tracy
Tracy Tallon Wiedemann
November 21, 2017
I had the pleasure of working with Dee at United Airlines for many years. She was a bright light in our office with her quick wit and intelligence. I did not know that she had been a grief counselor, but I can imagine that her caring, empathetic side would have been such an asset to someone who was grieving. We have lost such a great person, and Dee will be missed by all whose lives were touched by her.
Kathy English
November 19, 2017
as a grief counseler she must have been a warm, wonderful soul to many. I hope her passing was lightened by the presence of her brother, Ted. my prayers to the family for healing.
sheila siegel
November 19, 2017
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