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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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