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Daniel J. McDermott, Jr.

October 14, 1967 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 53)


Daniel J. McDermott, Jr., age 53, of 202 W. 9th St., Erie, PA, died Sunday, January 3, 2021, at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie following a brief illness.  He was born October 14, 1967, in Ridgway, son of Rose M. Shuttleworth Duchi and the late Daniel J. McDermott, Sr.  He resided in Erie for the last 10 years and was a former Ridgway resident.  He was a member of the Erie Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Ridgway Fire Dept.  Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching baseball, and he was a Pirates and Steelers fan.  He was a 1986 graduate of Ridgway High School. He had been employed by Keystone Carbon and Tory Tool.


He is survived by his mother Rose M. (Michael) Duchi of Ridgway; 1 daughter Shelby L. McDermott of Ridgway and 1 son Dalton D. McDermott of Ridgway; 1 granddaughter Charlotte M. McDermott of Ridgway; 3 sisters:  Lori M. (Larry) Gardner of Ridgway, Lisa L. (Josh) Gardner of Ridgway, and Krystal (Devin) Bryndel of Stow, OH; a step-mother Susan McDermott of Ridgway; a step-sister Shannon Candalor of Ridgway; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel J. McDermott, Sr. and a brother Matthew McDermott in infancy.


Funeral and Committal Services for Daniel J. McDermott, Jr. will be private.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Fire Dept.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

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