McDermott, Oliver Montgomery, a 22 year resident of The South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Oliver was 60 years old when he died. He was born & raised in Kingston Jamaica. He met his wife of 34 years, Elsie, in Jamaica but immigrated to the USA prior to their marriage. They have one son Peter Oliver McDermott (28) of San Diego. Oliver first worked in banking & later in purchasing. He had an infectious laugh & loved people. He loved to dance & traveled widely with his family. In addition to his wife & son, Oliver is survived by brothers, Cecil, Melvin, Charlie & Ronald & sisters Sandy & Dahlia. As well as nine nephews & nieces. Oliver was a member of St. Peter's By The Sea Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter's By The Sea. The memorial service will be held at St. Peter's By The Sea Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 4:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Summit Park Cemetery in Rockland County, New York.

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  1. Elsie and Peter: The passing of Oliver is such a shock to us. But as everyone knows, Oliver laughter will forever live on. Our sincere condolences.

  2. Elsie & Peter, we are so sorry for your loss. It was a shock for us, but Oliver will always be remembered. We still have pictures of your 2 visits to Toronto, and remember the laughter.

  3. Elsie and Peter, i was saddened to hear of Oliver’s death. Though I have not seen you all for a long time I have always asked Ron and Geri how you were all doing. Oliver will be missed by all. May God’s mercy carry you both through these times. God bless you all.

  4. I am shocked and sad to hear of Oliver’s death.His passing will leave a great void in our Speech Group where he was a vibrant,jovial participant , always laughing. Such a lovable person.My sincere sympathy goes to Elsie and their son.

  5. Dear Elsie, We are so sorry to learn that Oliver passed away. We will greatly miss his friendly smile and joyous laugh. Our thoughts are with you, and we are sorry we will be out of town on Wednesday.

  6. Elsie and Peter you are in my prayers.Elsie I know you will miss Oliver a lot,but you have many memories to hold on to.I will here for you whenever you need me. Love Laura

  7. Dear Elsie, I am so saddened to learn of the sudden death of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s peace and comfort be with you through the love and support of family and friends and in the loving memories of the life you have shared with your husband. In prayerful sympathy,

  8. We are going to miss seeing Oliver around the neighborhood. He always has a smile and nice words for everyone. Our condolences to his family.

  9. Elsie McDermott and Family – We learned about Oliver’s death when the Ecumenical Center and International Residence received a memorial gift from Robert and Gloria Giedt in his memory. We have shared with Arlene Schmid and Jean Dotson and Shirley Lewis about his passing – knowing that you and he had roots here with our international community years ago while at the University of Michigan. The Ecumenical Center is doing well. We now have housing for 48 students and our programs are growing. We send our love and prayers for you and your family, and our thankfulness to God for Oliver’s life. Rev. Roger N. Pohl, Director

  10. Elsie and family my condolences go out to you all and I will keep you in my prayers. May God provide the healing that your hearts need to make it through

  11. Els and Peter Oliver we are saddened by the news of Oliver’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have such fond memories of Oliver and who can forget his laughter and pleasing personality. We will miss him but his wonderful memories will live on.

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