Ann McDermott died at home in the early morning hours of April 17th after a heroic fourteen-month battle against pancreatic cancer. She was a 30-year career civil servant who achieved membership in the Senior Executive Service and subsequently received the Presidential Rank Award. Her many civilian assignments in the Air Force and Marine Corps culminated in her final duty as Deputy Assistant Commandant for Programs and Resources and Comptroller of the Marine Corps at HQ USMC in the Pentagon. She retired from that position in October 2017. Ann graduated from the University of Southern California, received a Master’s degree from the National Defense University and was a Certified Public Accountant. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Edwin P. McDermott, sons Frank McDermott and Joseph McDermott, daughters Amelia Carwin and Cynthia McKenna, and grandchildren Claire, Charlotte, Margareta, Cyran, Eliza, Colton, James, Julian and Everett. Ann loved scuba diving and photography, and she was a gourmet chef. She brightened every room she entered and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed.
Visitation will be held on Friday May 3, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 and 6:00 to 8:00pm. Mass will also be held on Friday May 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm at the Memorial Chapel at Ft. Myer.
Family and friends that plan to attend Mass, please allow time for security screening at the main gate. It is also advised to have a photo id ready to show security at that time.
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