July 30, 1940 – September 7, 2019
John McDermott (Mick), loving husband, father, and longtime resident of Grand Junction, CO, passed away September 7, 2019, at HopeWest Care Center due to complications of Alzheimer’s. His loving wife and family were by his side the whole way through. John was born in Corinth, NY, then moved to Denver, CO, at the age of 5. John graduated from Waverly High School near Fort Collins, CO, in 1959. While attending Waverly he met the Feltz brothers and started working on their family farm. John was accepted as part of their family. After graduation John returned to Denver to work for a book binding company. While in Denver, he met the love of his life, Priscilla, and they raised two children together. John pursued a career selling and teaching Real Estate, this brought the family to Grand Junction, CO. However, when Real Estate crashed in the 1980, he returned to his printing and book binding experience. John started working at Suttons Printing, which was then later turned into Pyramid, where John happily retired. John loved his family, hiking, camping, kayaking, bird watching, photography, and gardening. He also had a passion for fly tying and fly fishing with his fishing buddy and brother-in-law, Joe Mobley. John had one granddaughter, Lauren Patrick, whom he loved dearly and always looked forward to spending time with her. He enjoyed going to many of her dance recitals, and helping through her schoolwork. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret McDermott; his foster mother, Florence Henander; his son, Rocco McDermott; and his best friend, Bill Brenner. He is survived by his loving wife, Priscilla; daughter, Tracie (Doug) Patrick; granddaughter, Lauren Patrick, all of Grand Junction, CO; his brother, Edward (Grace) McDermott of Arlington, TX; his foster brothers, Paul (Linda) Feltz of Brush, CO, Tom (Kathy) Feltz of Jasper, IN, and Mike (Jessica) Feltz of Fort Collins, CO. John will be missed by his family and friends and will always be remembered for being a helpful and kind-natured man. Donations can be made to HopeWest in Grand Junction, CO.
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September 14, 2019
Dad, you will always be my superhero, I know your at peace now but I will miss you so very much. Until we see eachother again I love you. Tracie
September 10, 2019
John, I love you and I will miss you dearly you will always be in my heart and on my mind until we see each other again in heaven. I treasure all of the adventures and the love that we had together.
Love, your loving wife Priscilla