William Francis McDermott

July 10, 1931 - October 21, 2021

William Francis McDermott, 90, of Lynchburg and formerly of Appomattox, died Thursday, October 21, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Belleville, N. J., on July 10, 1931.

He served in the U. S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. For sixteen years he worked for Exxon in various positions, the last, as plant manager of a Heating Oil Plant in Morris Plains, N. J. He started teaching at North Warren Region High School, Blairstown, N. J. in 1971, and retired in 1988 as department chairman for the business, music, art, and home economic departments. From 1990 to 2000, he was a volunteer on the interpretive staff at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

William received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Seton Hall University in 1954, Master of Arts from Montclair State University in 1971, and from 1984-86 completed post graduate courses at East Stroudsburg University and received his PhD in Education from Pacific Western University in 2001.

He authored the following books: “Just a Thought”, “The Document Nobody Read”, “The Presidents Who were They”, “Stories That Will Touch Your Heart”, and “The Amish and Me.”

He is survived by his wife, Betty Marie McDermott; and two daughters, Cheryl Kindler (Jeffrey), Lehighton, Pa. and Jean Marie Lipari (Claude), Paris, France.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Reedy Spring Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by Rev. Earnie Lucas.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com