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In Memory

David P. McDermit

DAVID PAUL MCDERMIT was 51 at the time of his death.

David was the son of Dean and Eva (Kuntzman) McDermit.
He enjoyed music. He sang and played guitar in the rock band “FREEDOM.”
On January 25, 1980, he married his long time love, Jackie Brandt. Their daughter, Maggie, was born in 1986.
While working for US Supply, David had the opportunity to advance has career and relocated to Wichita, Kan., in 1990. David’s second daughter, Mollie, was born in 1993.
In 1996 David took a position with Broedell Plumbing Supply in Sarasota, where he continued to work just a few weeks before his death.
David was extremely devoted to his family. He spent all of his free time involved with his daughters in the Miss Sarasota Softball program, where he coached as well. He touched the lives of many young people and their families.
David began his battle with cancer in January 2009 and succumbed on August 2, 2009, in Sarasota, Fla.
David is preceded in death by: his sister, Deanna; his mother, Eva; his father-in-law, Ben Brandt.
David is survived by: his wife, Jackie; his daughters, Maggie and Mollie; his father, Dean; his brother, Steven; his sister, Laura; his mother-in-law, Charlene Brandt; brothers-in-law, Lee and Barry Brandt; his nieces, Samantha, Valarie, Erin, Sophie and Georgia; his nephews, Steven, Seth and Benjamin; his great-niece, Mia; his great-nephew, Jayden; and many cousins.
David will be greatly missed by his family and friends
Services: Visitation will be held August 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 302 S. 10th Street. Memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.
A short graveside service will be held on August 11 at 1 p.m., Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2600 Lovers Lane, prior to internment.

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01/26/10 11:01 PM #1    

Marta E. Black (Curry)

David - your band Freedom played at my Sweet Sixteen party at St Mary's Catholic Church in the basement! I'll never forget feeling so proud that I had his live band able to play - not just records or a DJ, but Freedom. They were so cool, and then we were in class together during the day.

My condolences to your family- may you feel consoled as you transition to life without your beloved David.

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