F. Kirk McDermott, 82, of Ellenboro, W.Va., formerly of Ruffs Dale, died Monday, April 9, 2018, in VA Hospital, Clarksburg, W.Va. He was born Nov. 16, 1935, in Braddock, son of the late Felix and Mary Esther (McCutchen) McDermott. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army. He retired as a sergeant after 20 years, then served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He worked as a truck driver after retiring from the Army. Surviving are two children, Chris Niehenke, of Manington, W.Va., and Melanie Protor and husband Dale, of Ellenboro, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Michael McDermott and wife Jerri, of Idaho, and Joseph Hewitt and wife Penny, of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian L. (Kosmann) McDermott, son Michael McDermott and a brother, Patrick McDermott.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at the funeral home with the Rev. L. Samuel Scheiderer officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Military funeral rights will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association.
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Published by Tribune Review on Apr. 11, 2018.