Services Set For Community Leader Steve McDermott

Published 05/19 2014 12:02PM

Updated 05/19 2014 12:24PM

Erie says goodbye to a community leader this week. Steve McDermott who most recently was the executive director of the Presque Isle Partnership passed away this past Friday.

McDermott has been helping others in our community since he arrived in Erie in 1969. In 1971 he founded Perseus House and for the last 14 years he focused on one of Erie’s greatest assets, Presque isle. McDermott expanded Discover Presque Isle, created the ever-popular Sunset Music series and organized the best summer night beach concert starring Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Friends can pay their respects at the Russell C, Schmidt and son funeral home on Wattsburg road tomorrow between 4 and 8 PM. The funeral is at noon on Wednesday at Saint Jude Church.

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