Robert McDermott

Robert James McDermott

Friday, October 23rd, 1925 - Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Robert J. McDermott, 94, of Mount Laurel, NJ died peacefully at home on November 2, 2019, following a period of declining health. He was born on October 23, 1925, in Belford, NJ, the son of John and Alvina McDermott. He graduated from Red Bank Catholic HS in June 1943 and enlisted in the US Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit in 1951. He worked for Texaco for more than 30 years.

On September 1, 1951, he married the love of his life, Jacqueline (Sullivan). Together they raised 10 children. Jacqueline predeceased him on January 1, 2004.

He is survived by his 10 children, Robert (Sandra) of San Antonio, TX; Jacqueline (John Kolbeck of Round Rock, TX; Thomas (Denise) of Milton, DE; Andrew of Potsdam, NY; Kathleen of Melrose, MA; Margaret of Mt. Laurel, NJ; Rev. Msgr. John of Burlington, VT; Patricia (Donald) Nigro of Collingswood, NJ; Mary Alice (David) Mirhady of Burnaby, BC; and Mary Elizabeth (Andrew) Leahy of Galesburg, IL. He is also survived by his siblings, Lois, Benedict, Joe, Kathryn, Donald, and Ann, as well as his 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons.

He was a man of great faith, compassion and charity.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM and Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 8th at 10:30 AM all at Saint John Neumann RC Church, 560 Walton Ave, Mount Laurel, NJ. Burial will be private
The family would like to thank Dr. Sloan Robinson for the medical care he provided their father over many years, In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 26 Harmony School Road, Flemington, NJ 08822.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Thursday, November 7th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Saint John Neumann Church
    560 Walton Ave
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 10:30am
    Saint John Neumann Church
    560 Walton Ave
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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  • Interment

    Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    350 Province Line Road
    Wrightstown, NJ 08562
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Marie Winkler

Posted at 03:43pm
I worked several times on different elections with Bob. He would always bring in candy or some kind of treat for his co workers. He was funny, polite, and was always a joy to be with. I was so sadden when a voter came in and told us of his passing. He will be missed by his family and many friends he made. May his family cherish his memory.
With our deepest sympathy, Marie Winkler

Margaret McDermott

Posted at 08:07am
OK Dad, your Cherubs are starting to gather more for your Service. I listen for you but just my breath is heard.
Yet, I do know you are near just as the Lord is too. Love you forever DaddyO!

Ruth Kolbeck

Posted at 11:54am
I'll miss you Grandpa.

Theresa wood

Posted at 11:28am
I was saddened to hear about your Dad. To me and my siblings he was Uncle Bob. Loved him dearly. Great memories growing up always included the Bob and Jackie clan getting together with the Franck and Grace clan. I am sure he
And all the others are looking down spreading their wings offering comfort. My prayers are being offered for each and everyone of you.
With much love, Theresa McDermott Wood

Daniel Marley

Posted at 10:59am
I will always remember the booming voice and accompanying wide smile when Uncle Bob would come to visit. He was one of the kindest people I have ever met and his generosity knew no bounds. All of the Marleys will greatly miss him. Condolences to the McDermott family.
Dan Marley

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