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Obituary of Charles “Chuck” McDermott

Charles “Chuck” McDermott, 61, of Cortland, NY passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones, on Monday May 1, 2023. He was born on January 31, 1962, in Cortland, NY.

Chuck was a lifelong resident of Cortland and graduated from Cortland Highschool. He was a dedicated roofer and loved his job working with Goddard Roofing. Chuck served his country in the United States Army National Guard from 1982-1989. He loved fishing, football, and Nascar. Chuck enjoyed going to Skyline Raceway where he was a part of a team, pit crew and enjoyed working on the car. In his free time, he liked to assemble model cars and watch his Westerns.

Chuck is survived by his son Joseph (Casondra) McDermott, his ex-wife Gloria Merill-McDermott, his sister Jane Sherman, and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

Chuck is predeceased by his son Frederick Joseph McDermott, his parents Frederick and Myra Gates McDermott, his brother Richard McDermott, his sisters Margaret (John) Marcy-McDermott and Susan Griffin-McDermott, and his brother-in-law Raymond Sherman.

A graveside service will be held on Friday May 5, 2023 at 9:30am at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland, NY.

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