Barbara McDermott
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Barbara E.
1935 - 2018
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Obituary for Barbara E. McDermott

Barbara E. McDermott, 83, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Erie VA Medical Center. She was born in Rochester, NY, on May 17, 1935, the daughter of the late Walter and Esther McDermott Dolman Eshelman .
Barbara served in the USMC during the Korean War. She belonged to the Disabled American Veterans and was a member of the Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Carl Neff, Post 571. While living in Rochester, she worked for Bond Clothing, IBM Operations, and the Loblaws Store. She later moved to Erie in 1979 and worked for Guido's Restaurant for several years. Barbara had a lifelong love of clowns and was proud to be known as "Auntie Bee" for Erie Clown Inc. She enjoyed ceramics, puzzles, BINGO and time with her family. Barbara was affectionately known as Nanna by her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step-father, Robert Eshelman; her sister, Marcia Northrup, her brother-in-law Howard Northrup; and her nephew, Mark Northrup.
Survivors include her three nieces, Jennie Baker, of Erie, Hollie Terrella and her significant other, Donnie Duffin, of Erie, and Lisa Limberger and her husband, David, of Largo, FL; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd. on Thursday from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral service there at 5 p.m. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ANNA Shelter of Erie or to the Veterans Outreach Program of Erie.

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