James J. McDermott Jr. - Manchester, Iowa

James J. McDermott Jr. - Manchester, Iowa

James J. McDermott Jr., 58, of Manchester, Iowa, died Feb. 25, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of Deanna (Ahrens) McDermott and father of the late Megan McDermott.

Born in Providence, he was a son of James McDermott Sr., of Smithfield and the late Barbara A. (McNeil) McDermott. He had lived in Smithfield and Corwith, Iowa, before moving to Manchester, Iowa, six years ago.

He was the superintendent for the Corwith School System before retiring six years ago. He currently was a teacher and special education teacher at Manchester High School in Iowa.

Besides his wife and father he is survived by a son, James McDermott III of Madison, Wis.; and four siblings, Sharon Salisbury and her husband Walter, Cyndi McCarthy and her husband William, Michael McDermott and his wife Janice and Patty Ricci and her husband, Kevin. He was the stepson of the late Mary E. (Dorsey) DeRobbio McDermott.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. Burial was in Iowa. For messages of condolence and directions, visit www.andersonwinfield.net