McDermed, Paul C. Jr.
Birth date: November 5, 1914
Death date: July 9, 2012
Paul C. McDermed Jr., 97, of Topeka, died July 9, 2012 at the Colmery-oíNeil VA Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born in Topeka, Kansas on November 5, 1914 the son of Paul C. and Hazel (Kane) McDermed. Paul was a 1933 graduate of Meriden High School.
He served in the US. Army, and retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force on July 31, 1967. During his military career he served in Germany, Korea, Japan and Spain. After his retirement Paul worked as a salesman for the Palace Clothing Company and retired from the Merchantís Bank.
Paul has lived in Topeka since 1968 coming from Wichita. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #534, American Legion Post #400 and the Air Force Sergeantís Association.
He married Mary Hurst in Wichita, Kansas on October 29, 1960. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Judi Coogan of Houston, Texas, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Gwen Drews in November of 2009.
Paul will lie in state at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Thursday after 2:00 p.m. where a Parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church or the charity of the donorís choice and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.
Christ the King church or the charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
2:00 pm on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home 800 SW 6th Ave Topeka KS 66603 (map/driving directions)
10:00 am on Friday, July 13, 2012
Mt. Calvary Cemetery 801 SW Westchester Rd Topeka KS 66606 (map/driving directions)