Jean D. MacDermot, 78, a retired staff member in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda schools, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2001) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after becoming ill in her Kenmore home.
Born Jean Domedion in Buffalo, she was a 1940 graduate of Kenmore High School. After attending Buffalo State Teachers College for two years, she worked as an operator at New York Telephone until 1947.
She and her husband, Earl E., a Linde Air Products employee, were married in 1946.
She went to work for the Ken-Ton schools in 1965 as a teacher's aide and a study hall monitor. After passing a Civil Service exam, she served for 15 years as a library assistant, retiring from Kenmore Middle School in 1981.
In retirement, she and her husband spent winters in Haines City, Fla. She enjoyed playing golf and shuffleboard with senior citizen groups.
While she was raising her family, she was active as a Girl Scout leader with Troop 757 at Philip Sheridan School for 10 years.
She was a 25-year member of the Auxiliary of Frontiersmen Post 7545, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served as president in 1979-80.
A post bingo volunteer for many years, she recently was recognized for her service to the Bingo Bugle. She also organized the post's hot dog and refreshment booth operation at the annual Canal Fest.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Janis Hartman of Fairport and Carol J. of Kenmore; four sisters, Mary Price of West Palm Beach, Fla., Helen King of Endicott, Elizabeth Wilkshire of Chicago and Carol Begley of Albany; a brother, William Domedion of Kenmore; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in D. Lawrence Ginnane Funeral Home, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.