In Remembrance of Joseph E. McDermott

Joseph E. McDermott

Joseph E. McDermott

Olyphant, PA December 23, 1981 ~ October 13, 2013 Date of Service: October 17, 2013

Joseph E. McDermott of Olyphant went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2013.


Born in Carbondale, December 23, 1981, he was the son of John and Alice Graham McDermott, Olyphant.  He was a former member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church of Jessup.  Joseph graduated from LaSalle Academy, Bishop O’Hara High School, University of Scranton, and Kendall University in Chicago, Illinois.  He lived and worked in the Wrigleyville district of Chicago for 9 years.  He worked at Rand McNally and as an assistant manager at CVS in Chicago, Illinois.


Joseph will be remembered as a wonderful, caring, lovable son.  His smile lit up the whole room.  He surely will be missed by family and friends.  He was a gift from God.


Joseph enjoyed movies, (cheesy movies), computers, and Karate but mostly playing PS3 and Xbox.  He would call himself a computer geek.


Surviving are his brother, John P. McDermott, and sister Mari McDermott; Godmother Ann E. Graham; aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Joseph E. and Alice Schneider Graham; paternal grandparents Patrick G. and Frances Kelly McDermott; uncle Joseph E. Graham, Jr.; aunt Marguerite Miklus; and Godfather Henry Smith.


The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street.  Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment in St. Mary’s Assumption #5 Cemetery, South Scranton.


Preferred memorial contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Suite # 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.




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Sharon Martin
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Joseph McDermott
Reply #4 on : Fri October 18, 2013, 08:20:14
With deepest regrets for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always remember Joseph.

Sharon, Steve & Bryan
alicia jaskulski
Posts: 90
Reply #3 on : Thu October 17, 2013, 11:12:40
I am so very sorry for the loss of your family member. He was always a happy guy in high school.

High school classmate
Joe and Pat Charney
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Our deepest sympathy
Reply #2 on : Wed October 16, 2013, 18:19:52
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss!
Joe and Pat Charney
Martin Ferus
Posts: 90
Re: In Remembrance of Joseph E. McDermott
Reply #1 on : Wed October 16, 2013, 17:15:56
Please accept my deepest condolences. I will always remember Joe's positive outlook on life and his one of a kind sense of humor.
His high school classmate Martin.