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Susan Girvin McDermott, 71, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at her home. She was born on Wednesday, February 8, 1939, in Chevy Chase, Md, a daughter of the late William H. and Bonnie (Smith) Girvin and the widow of Lt. Col. (Ret) Arthur T. McDermott, USMC, who died Aug. 28, 2006.

Susan earned a bachelor’s degree from the Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va, and then earned a second bachelor's degree in education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Susan worked as a real estate agent for more than 20 years with Jack Gaughen Realtor. She was also a substitute biology teacher with the Carlisle Area School District. Susan was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, the Daughters of American Revolution and the Carlisle Area Sertoma Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer A. Daley (and her husband, Dan) of York Springs, two sons; Richard G. Newman and Christian H. Newman (and his wife, Kimberly), both of Carlisle, a brother, William Girvin of Lincolnton, NC, two grandchildren; William Newman and Grace Daley, two nephews and one niece.

Services to celebrate Susan’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, 2A N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Jon A. Black officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1 p.m. until time of services and immediately following the services for a time of fellowship at the church. Burial will be at a later date in the Meeting House Springs Cemetery, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contribution be made to Carlisle Area Sertoma Club, c/o Doug Gale, 1068 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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I will remember Susan, the vibrant lady who enjoyed travel as well as the red convertible! Thank you Susan for your contributions to our real estate profession and your gift of giving to our community.

Carol Cunningham
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To Jenny, Rich, and Chris,

Although the Girvin side of the family has not crossed paths with you as much as I would have liked, please know that Cass and I send our condolences. We always enjoyed seeing our Aunt Susan when she was down in central Virginia, and I have fond memories of a couple trips to see you all in Carlisle when we were all about half a generation younger. When Dad journeys up to Pennsylvania this week, he brings warm wishes from all of us.

- Cousin Camm

Cammeron Girvin
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Susan you will be missed.  I'll always remember our chats when you came by the store. You always had a smile on your face, a positive attitude and a zest for life.

Travis Smith
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A loving farewell to my best friend from Hesketh Street and high school days. Your smile and laughter and sense of adventure are very much part of my fond memories.
Lucy T. Comly
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I am deeply sorry for the loss of Susan.  She was a terrific woman. I met her at Winsome Farm where we both board our horses.  She shared her strength with me when I was having a difficult time with my horse.  A loving hug and a little chat from our dear Susan had me feeling much better. May your memories of Susan keep you smiling for the rest of your lives.

Denise Hamilton
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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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