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Robert "Monk" McDermott

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TROY:   Robert C. “Monk” McDermott, 63 passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Albany Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Robert E. McDermott and Marguerite C. Manley McDermott and beloved husband of JoAnne “Boo” Pasinella McDermott of Troy.

Born and raised in Troy, he was a graduate of LaSalle Institute, class of 1971, Syracuse University and Quinnipiac University.    Bob was a food broker and proprietor of Lomac Associates for over 20 years – recently merging as co-owner of Lomac/Infusion Sales.   He was a member of The Country Club of Troy, Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, a member of the Uncle Sam Bowling League, Hilltop Bowling League and was inducted into the Troy Bowling Hall of Fame.  He bowled a 300 game over 25 times in his bowling  career and  won the title Senior Champ at the Rensselaer County Amateur Golf Tournament and Troy Country Club several times.   Bob was a talented athlete, he had an exuberance for life and he treasured his family.  He loved spending time on a beautiful summer day with his friends and family being called Bobby Bar-B-Que and taking charge of his annual Wing Fest.  Bob will be missed by all that knew him.

Survivors in addition to his wife, JoAnne include his son Robert J. McDermott (Gosia Tuznik) of Clifton Park, his daughter Sara J. McDermott of Troy, a grandson Aiden McDermott, granddaughter Victoria Rockwell, father in law Joseph Pasinella,  sister in laws Jennie Julian (Mike),  Angie Sunkes (Tom), Tina DeBonis (Michael),  Carol Donnelly (late Jimmy), Alicia O’Bomsawin (late John), brother in law Joseph Pasinella (Lois), Tom O’Konski, dear friend and golf partner Michael Manning and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his sister Christine O’Konski and his mother in law Anne Lombardo Rymanowski.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.

Memorial donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.

Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204
Tel: 1-518-434-8128
Web: http://www.mohawkhumane.org

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Tonight after bowling your ice cold glass will be on the bar with a cold bottle of mich ultra and we will raise our glasses and salute you Bob. Always friends and forever in our hearts. It will never be the same!

Thursday Night Firends Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM

Our Hearts and prayers are with the entire Family. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Mack and Kathy Casale Mar 6 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in God's promise to soon end suffering and death. Revelation 21: 3, 4

Jo Oliver Mar 5 2017 12:00 AM

Joanne, so sorry to hear of Bob's (Monk's) passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you at this difficult time.

Theresa Soldani Mar 5 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Bob's tragic passing. He had a love of life unmatched by many and a close bond with his family and friends. As a business acquaintance of Bob's over the years, I can tell you he was always a gentlemen and true to his word. I'll always recall with fondness the laughs we shared over a round of golf or hearty business dinner. Condolences to all of his loved ones - his passing leaves a large void for all that were fortunate to have known him. May God bless his soul.

Bill deBrauwere Mar 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McDermott

Lisa Christopher Mar 5 2017 12:00 AM

Joanne, shocked and saddened to hear of Bobs passing. Sympathies to you and your family. Supporting you in prayer.

Phyllis Wikoff Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McDermott

Phyllis wikoff Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

Robert I am so sorry to hear about your father, in the years working for Lomac Associates he was a wonderful man and I loved talking with him. His humor was unforgettable and I will always remember him saying yelling he needed sun in the winter months. He was an amazing person whom I am proud to have known.

Kelly Barcher Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to here this, are condolences .

Betsy, Brian, Derek and Heather Hamlet Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM