OBITUARY

Rev. Msgr. Robert T. McDermott "Fr. Bob"

July 19, 1942February 17, 2019
Obituary of Rev. Msgr. Robert T. McDermott "Fr. Bob"
Rev. Msgr. Robert T. McDermott “Fr. Bob” of Camden passed peacefully on Sunday February 17, 2019 at the age of 76. Cherished son of pre-deceased Robert Thomas McDermott Sr. & Catherine Gross McDermott. Dear brother of Gerard Campbell, Charles and Mary Reed, Mary Eileen and Mark Del Grande, Joseph and Margaret McDermott, Denise and Sean Culkin and predeceased Katherine Anne Campbell. Loving uncle of Kathleen (Bill) Dougherty, Kevin (MaryJane) Campbell, Christopher (Maria) Campbell, Matthew (Tricia) Campbell, Mark (Gina) Campbell, Steven (Kathrine) Reed, Charlene Barlow Reed, Thomas (Sarah) Reed, Kimberly (Steve) Rodosky, Brian (Robyn) Reed, Nicholas (Kristianna) Del Grande, Meghan (Jim) Rosser, Laura (Patrick) Walsh, Julia McDermott, Michael Culkin, Sean Culkin, Rory Culkin and predeceased Robert McDermott. Fr. Bob was a good and faithful servant who lived his life according to the gospel. Fr. Bob graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1960, and was ordained a priest in 1969. He taught and coached basketball at both Paul VI High School and Camden Catholic. In 1985, he became pastor of St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral parish in Camden, where he remained until his retirement in 2014. At St. Joseph's, he created the Joseph Fund, an umbrella organization that supports several programs that provide a range of community services, including the St. Joseph's Carpenter Society, LUCY Outreach, Joseph's House of Camden, The Child Development Center, The Romero Center and St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral School. Family and friends are invited to the viewing on Friday February 22, 2019 from 3:00 – 9:00 pm at St. Joseph Pro Cathedral 2907 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08105. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday February 23, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow in New St. Mary Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Arrangements have been entrusted to BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, Collingswood, NJ. Please leave your remembrances of Fr. Bob on BLAKE-DOYLE.com If lieu of flowers please make donations in Fr. Bob’s name to The Joseph Fund www.JosephFundCamden.org.

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  • FAMILY

  • Robert T. McDermott Sr. Father (deceased)
  • Catherine Gross McDermott Mother (deceased)
  • Katherine Anne Campbell Sister (deceased)
  • Gerard Campbell Brother-in-law
  • Charles Reed Brother
  • Maryann Reed Sister-in-law
  • Mary Eileen Del Grande Sister
  • Mark Del Grande Brother-in-law
  • Joseph McDermott Brother
  • Margaret McDermott Sister-in-law
  • Denise Culken Sister
  • Sean Culkin Brother-in-law
  • Loving uncle of Kathleen (Bill) Dougherty, Kevin (MaryJane) Campbell, Christopher (Maria) Campbell, Matthew (Tricia) Campbell, Mark (Gina) Campbell, Steven (Kathrine) Reed, Charlene Barlow Reed, Thomas (Sarah) Reed, Kimberly (Steve) Rodosky, Brian (Robyn) Reed, Nicholas (Kristianna) Del Grande, Meghan (Jim) Rosser, Laura (Patrick) Walsh, Julia McDermott, Michael Culkin, Sean Culkin, Rory Culkin and predeceased Robert McDermott.

Past Services

Friday, February 22, 2019

Viewing

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Interment