The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 24, 2014

Terrence Celestine McDermott

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.VA. — McDERMOTT – Terrence Celestine, 77, Kearneysville, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Winchester Medical Center. Born June 20, 1936, in Johnstown, son of the late Terrence G. McDermott and Margaret A. (Lynch) McDermott. Mr. McDermott retired from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Postal Service. Member of American Legion, HBPA and St. Leo Catholic Church, and a Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Reiko (Kaneko) McDermott; brothers, Clement Colbert McDermott, and wife, Gail, Springfield, Ill.; and Kiernan J. McDermott, and wife, Elaine, Fairfax, Va.; sisters, Margaret Ann Dawes, Saskatoon, Canada; Mary Helen Krumenacker, and husband, William, Ashburn, Va.; Kathleen Maree Zirn, and husband, William, Bel Air, Md.; Carol Jeanne Sysak, and husband, Matthew, Washington Crossing, Pa.; and Suzanne Teresa Reyome, and husband, Richard, Underhill, Vt.; godson, Michael J. McDermott; brother-in-law, Shuya Kaneko, and wife, Ayako, Japan; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Robert Dawes. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at St. Leo Catholic Church, with Father Paul Wharton, celebrant. Interment prayers will be said at St. Leo Catholic Church Cemetery with military honors. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.


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