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Edward "Jim" McDermott

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Alexandria, KY: Edward James “Jim” McDermott passed away peacefully April 16, 2015 at home surrounded by family and friends. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was born May 3rd, 1934 in Chillicothe, Ohio and attended Chillicothe High School where he was an accomplished athlete assisting the Chillicothe Cavalier football and basketball teams to many victories and championship titles. In football he was named All State, Central Ohio League. In basketball he was a member of the 1951 undefeated CHAMPS. While pursuing his BA at Xavier University and sidelined by a football injury, he joined the theatre group where he appeared in many productions including a starring role in The Man Who Came to Dinner. At 65, Jim retired from 32 Ford as the government sales manager.

Jim spent many happy retirement years enjoying time with his wife and four grandchildren. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish as well as a proud and active member of the Chillicothe High School Alumnae Association. He enjoyed many years and friendships as a member of Sunlite Pool where he could do it all; swim, swim lessons for grandkids and enjoy the latest bestseller.

Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife Patricia McDermott, his daughters, Kathleen McDermott, Maureen (John) Fisher, Colleen (Arnaldo) Martinez and grandchildren, Patricia Martinez, Adrian Martinez of Alexandria, KY, Mary Loretta “Lily” Fisher and John Patrick Fisher of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also survived by his brother Thomas (Mary) McDermott, Nicholasville, KY and sister Margaret Anne Allison, St. Petersburg, FL, and nine nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Edward James McDermott, Sr. Newport, KY, his mother Mary Loretta Dean, Chillicothe, OH, his Uncle James Dooley Chillicothe, OH, and his brother Terrence Leo McDermott of Austin, TX.

Visitation is scheduled Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076 with the funeral mass to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice, I Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Kentucky, 41017 or any other charity of your choice.

Published also in the Chillicothe Gazette on April 19th, 2015.

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