SHAMOKIN — Paul A. McDermott Sr., 88 , of Airport Road, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Danville, May 25, 1924, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lena (Schott) McDermott.
He worked at TRW, Danville, as a machinist for a number of years until his retirement.
He was a lifetime member of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Elysburg.
Paul loved tending to his garden and enjoyed raising chickens in his earlier years. He enjoyed camping, trap shooting and spending time at the shore.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Yvonne McDermott, of Shamokin, and David and Susan McDermott, of Northumberland; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Richard Marcinek, of Shamokin; eight grandchildren, Michele, Nicole, Andrew, Matthew, Adam, Matthew, Ashlee and Nicholas; four great-grandchildren, Coulson, Kalyn, Abigail and Christopher; a brother, James McDermott, of Danville, and a sister, Winifred Casey, of Bloomsburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, the former Margaret "Peg" Erdman, on Feb. 18, 2012; a grandson, Christopher; a daughter-in-law, Nancy McDermott, and four brothers, Jack McDermott, Bill McDermott, Tom McDermott and Bob McDermott.
McDERMOTT — Paul A. McDermott Sr., 88 , of Airport Road, Shamokin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 599 W. Center St., Elysburg, with his pastor, the Rev. Al Sceski, as celebrant. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. Friends may call at the Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday or at the church 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral Mass. Online condolences may be made at www.bradyfuneralhome.com.
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Published by The News Item on Jul. 23, 2012.