Joan McDermott 1926-2013

SEBRING – Joan Gaffney McDermott, 83, formerly of Akron, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Crandall Medical Center.

Joan was born May 10, 1926, in Akron, the daughter of Francis and Margaret Baer Gaffney.

She retired from the Akron Public Schools as a teacher and counselor. She founded Paths to Success, and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Akron.

Survivors include her husband, William E. McDermott Sr.; two sons, William E. Jr. of Austintown and Michael of Alliance; a daughter, Judith Headland of Salem; six grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Gaffney of Monroe, Mich.; and a brother, Michael Gaffney of Stevensville, Texas.

Joan was preceded in death by a brother, Frank.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown.