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Jim McDermott – Atmos Energy Colleague and Friend Remembered

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The young year of 2019 has been a year of transition and change. I am sad to announce that another industry comrade and very dear friend to me and my company, passed on January 14.

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Jim McDermott, formerly of Atmos Energy and Greeley Gas transitioned last week. I met Jim the first year in business, back in 1990. Jim worked in the gas measurement department and was a loyal customer right up until he retired, perhaps five years ago.

Jim was honest, a hard worker and kind. He was a good friend, and I will sorely miss him.

Obituary: James "Jim" McDermott

November 19, 1951 – January 14, 2019

James "Jim" McDermott, age 67, of Greeley, Colorado, passed away January 14, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Jim was born November 19, 1951, in Denver, Colorado, to Andrew and Hazel McDermott. He loved spending his time fishing, hunting, smoking meat, and being with friends and most importantly his family.

His wife Christine McDermott survives him; daughters Dawn Gentile and husband Eric, Wendy Rademacher and husband Todd, Jamie Turner and husband Melvin, Nichole Gilbert, Sage Sarchet, and wife Jill, Michelle Allen and husband, Adrian. Grandchildren Sammi Gentile, Halima Mohammed, Shana McDermott, Anthony Gentile, Sarah Stone, Derek Scott, Scott Turner, Jeremy Scott, Josh Scott, Zoe' Allen, Kaedon Rademacher, Shaniqua Sarchet, Olivia Gilbert, Jett Allen, Adam, Blake, and Makena Sarchet; great-grandchild Kynzlee Sembach.

Jim was one of a kind and would lend a hand to anyone in need. His goofy laugh could put a smile on anyone's face. His firm handshake turned to a warm hug. The kindness he shared for his friends and the love for his family is irreplaceable. His strength is admirable; a real fighter is who he is.

He was a true friend, a supporter, hard working, a giver, a loving son, brother, friend, and a "Proud, Proud" grandpa, father, and husband.

Jim will be deeply missed, loved, and remembered by all whom he loved.

A celebration of Jim's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Platte River Fort 22999 US Highway 34 Greeley, CO. 80631 The dress code is casual!

In honor of Jim McDermott's life-long struggle with childhood diabetes, please make donations to:

  1. Make checks payable to Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. In the memo section, please indicate In Memory of James McDermott. Mail to Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes c/o Christy Vasey, 1775 Aurora Ct., MS B140 Aurora CO 80045
  2. Online donations are made by clicking here and then selecting the DONATE tab at the top.

APA: Obituary: James "Jim" Mcdermott | (n.d.). Retrieved from

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About The Author

Susan Bender started selling to the natural gas industry in 1980. In 1990 she founded Linc Energy Systems, where she remains as President and CEO. She attributes her success to her philosophy, “The customer is king (or queen),” which remains part of her company’s mission.


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    Alex Wednesday, 23 January 2019

    Jim was a special man and will be missed.

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