Raymond V. McDermott
Raymond "Ray" McDermott, 66, of Wheaton, IL passed away May 27, 2017. Ray was born September 6, 1950 in Washington D.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Catharine Ann McDermott and beloved aunts and uncles: Joe and Leo McDermott, Margaret Boudren, Gertrude "Ma Mac" Sullivan and Raymond "Uncle Doc" Sullivan.
Loving husband to Devona McDermott; father to Lauren and Meredith McDermott; brother to Mary (Paul) Albright, Pat (Flo) McDermott and Margaret (Wally) Kidd, Joe (Donna) Barnes, Jim (Tuley) Barnes and cousin and uncle to many others.
His fierce loyalty and sense of humor made him a beloved friend to countless others across the the US, from his native Maryland to Illinois and abroad.
Ray enjoyed baseball (White Sox and Orioles), dogs, the ocean, and grilling out. He was a dynamic presence in this world and will be missed and remembered fondly by many. He was by any sense of the word, "a character".
Per Ray's wishes (and those who knew him well know that his wishes were always very bold) there will be no visitation or funeral. There will be a celebration of Ray's life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Paws Chicago.
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