Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

JOHN JOSEPH McDERMOTT, JR., 65, passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Rancho Viejo, TX on March 15, 2007, with interment at Plain Dealing Cemetery in Plain Dealing, LA. He was born on Aug. 13, 1941 in Freeport, Long Island, NY. After graduating from Catholic Central High School, he served in the United States Air Force. Upon completing duty he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where he met and married Janet Cox. He was employed as an engineer with Western Electric, AT&T Shreveport Works, AT&T Taiwan Telecommunications, AT&T Dallas, and was retired from Lucent Technologies in Matamoros, Mexico in 2000. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. After retirement he enjoyed being a docent at the Brownsville Zoo. He was also a member of the Small Model Aircraft Society of Harlingen and a member of the Rancho Viejo Volunteer Fire Department. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and stained glass creation. He is preceded in death by, his parents, John Joseph McDermott Sr. and Loretta Brickley McDermott. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife of 38 years, Janet Cox McDermott of Rancho Viejo, TX; his son, John Shannon McDermott and his wife Melanie of Springfield, MO; his daughter Mary Elizabeth McDermott McCutchan and her husband Scott of Ocala, FL; two grandchildren, Grant Bolton McCutchan, and Molly Elizabeth McCutchan of Ocala, FL. and future grandson, Harrison Sidney McDermott of Springfield, MO; and his sister, Janet McDermott of Troy, NY.