The Obit For George McDermott

George McDermott

Published in Contra Costa Times on August 31, 2011

In memory of George McDermott, who passed away August 11, 2011 at the age 101 years old with his wife Anita by his side at his Albany home.

He played baseball for the St. Louis Browns who are now known as the St. Louis Cardinals.

He gave up his Baseball career and bought Villa Market at Gilman and San Pablo Avenue. Later it was named Pic n Pac Market. He also owned three Pic n Pac Liquor Stores for 65 years in El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Concord. George also owned McDermott Meats at 2nd & Harrison in Berkeley.

He graduated from St. Marys College. He advocated his support and contributed his services to St. Marys College in Moraga. He was on the board and a member of the Pleasanton Fair Horse Racetrack and the Elks Lodge for many years.

George was preceded in death by his Son Frank and his daughter Patty.

He leaves behind his loving wife Anita, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

God bless you George You will be deeply missed.