John P. "Jack" McDermott, of Linfield, PA passed away peacefully on Jan. 11 2014 after a lengthy illness. Born February 6, 1941, he was predeceased by his parents, John P. and Agnes (Whelan) McDermott and his brother, Frank (Susan Kennedy) McDermott, of Willow Grove, PA.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Toni
(Ciccaglione); Children, Jack (Jenny) McDermott, of Tempe, AZ and Jennifer
(Steve) Waters, of Audubon, PA, grandchildren, Colin McDermott and Sarah and
Daniel Jack Waters; siblings, Jim (Pat) McDermott, of Warrington and Margaret
Gurba, of Harvey, LA; sisters-in-law, Patty (Joe, dec.) Pandiscia, of Cary, NC
and Ginger (John) Flynn, of Berlin, CT; brothers-in-law, Butch Ciccaglione, of
Hartford, CT and Greg (Debbie) Ciccaglione, of Rocky Hill CT; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins and dear friends who will miss his sharp wit and rich Irish
sense of humor. His basset hound, Jagger, is heartbroken.
Jack retired after 30 years from Certainteed, St.
Gobain, after serving in the Army post graduation from LaSalle College. He was an avid
golfer, photographer and history buff.
The family would like the thank Jefferson Hospice
for their compassionate and attentive care, special friends, Patty Brooks and
Maureen and Bill Grajewski, for their tireless support and loving friendship.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in
Jack's name to a charity of your choice. A memorial mass and service will be
held at St. Joseph's RC Church, Spring City, in the Spring when
life is renewed. Details are pending. Jack would want you to lift a manhattan
in his memory and dance like no one is watching.
Arrangements are being handled by the
Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered online at