Jack D. McDermitt

September 28, 1933 - July 3, 2020
Jack D. McDermitt thumbnail
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
Alice M. Winter Light a candle


Jack D. McDermitt age 86, of Lima passed away 3:48 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at his residence. He was born Sept. 28, 1933 in Auglaize County to the late Herbert and Zelma McPheron McDermitt. He married Marilyn J. Zeller Sept. 14, 1957 and she survives in Lima.

Jack had retired from St. Rita’s Medical Center and had worked for Dotson Plumbing and Heating. He was a member of St. Charles Parish, Lima Eagles, American Legion and Union Local 776. He enjoyed family camping with Dick & Dorothy Holbein, Joe & Ruth LeBlanc, Bette & Phil Wise, Nick & Nancy Pieraccini, Tom & Sue Fettig and Logan & Mildred Nolan families. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Additional survivors include sons: David P. (Tracey) McDermitt of Lima, Brian L. (Carolina) McDermitt of Celina and Jack K. (Jodi) McDermitt of Lima, daughters: Kathleen S. (Tim) Burkholder of Lafayette, Helen L. (John) Kromer of Lima, 12 grandchildren: James, Justin, Zachary, Theresa, Ryan, Colin, Brad, Megan, Paige, Sarah, Ian and Riley and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law Roland (Bernice) McDermitt.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 6, 3 to 4 p.m. for immune compromised and 4 to 7 for general viewing. A scripture prayer service will follow shortly after 7 p.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Tuesday, the family will receive friends at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until processing to St. Charles Catholic Church. The mass will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at St. Charles and burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or to the Honor Flight Program. Appreciation is given to Mike Melvin and the guardians for all their hard work with the Honor Flight Program.

Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

The first hour is reserved for the immune compromised. Thank you.

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

St. Charles Catholic Church


2200 West Elm Street, Lima, OH, 45804


Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Jack by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Jack D. McDermitt

Born: September 28, 1933
Died: July 3, 2020

Condolences for Jack D. McDermitt

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc..


Robert Brinkman posted on 7/6/20

Sorry for your loss 🙏 I believe that for the Christian, life is not ended,but only changed. Will probably see you all later. May Jack rest in peace and may perpetual light shine on him.


David Lamberts posted on 7/6/20

I wish I could be there to comfort you all. My heart is heavy for your loss but joyful in knowing Uncle Jack is no longer in pain. Aunt Marilyn, lean on your family and your friends to get you through this. I love you and look forward to seeing you the next time I'm back there. Kathy, Helen, Dave, Brian and Kelcie, I an praying for comfort for you all. I have been thinking about all the great times we had growing up. Each of you are like a brother or sister to me.


Nancy Recker posted on 7/6/20

We want to send our deepest sympathy to Marilyn and family for the loss of their beloved Jack. He fought a hard fight. We will always remember Jack, as he was one of the greatest fellow you ever had to meet and called a dear friend. He will be greatly missed. Love Nancy and Bill


Constance Klima posted on 7/5/20

We just want to let you know how sorry we are. Both of you have been such an inspiration to us. The love you show to each other, your family, and friends. I thank God that he brought you both in to our life. Our prayers go out to all of you. Love and God Bless Mel and Connie Klima.


Alice M. Winter posted on 7/5/20

Marilyn and Family, You have my Deepest Sympathy. You will be in my prayers. God's Blessing.


Alice M. Winter posted on 7/5/20

Marilyn and Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. May he rest in peas the arms of the Lord.. You have my Sympathy.


Teresa Nalley posted on 7/4/20

So very sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you and will keep my prayers coming to you all, especially Marilyn. Love, Teresa (Thomas) Nalley


Judith Kopaniasz posted on 7/3/20

Praying for your family during this sad time. Mark and Judy Kopaniasz