McDermott, Leo C.
Leo C. McDermott, 53, of Endwell, passed away peacefully at his residence Thursday May 19, 2011. He was predeceased by his mother, Irene, and a brother, Joseph. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; two daughters, Lauren and Alison McDermott; his father, Dr. John McDermott; sisters, Deanne McDermott (Jeff Soik) and Mary (Dale) Werner. Leo is also survived by his brothers, Dr. John Craig McDermott, Dr. Mark (Lena) McDermott, and Michael McDermott; and his brothers and sisters in laws; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a member of The Church of the Holy Family. He was employed at the B.A.E. systems plant in Johnson City for over 27 years. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, and his Masters Degree in Engineering from Syracuse University. As Leo's wife and best friend, I would like everyone to know a few of the many characteristics that best describe him. Leo was a loyal husband, a loving father, devoted to his faith, charitable, honest, courageous, funny, a great tennis player and teacher, a dedicated engineer, and was extremely intelligent. He had an uncanny knack for knowing something about everything. He felt fortunate to be a part of our two wonderful families, and through the years he enjoyed the time spent with both them and his abundance of caring friends and neighbors. What he would want us to remember most about him was that if someone else needed something more than him, he would graciously provide them with it. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 9:30, from the Allen Memorial Home 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott followed by a funeral mass at Church of the Holy Family at 10. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the memorial home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to St. Jude's Hospital A.L.S.A.C., 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
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Published by Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 21 to May 23, 2011.