Dr. Thomas Francis McDermott, 67, an anesthesiologist with Providence Hospital and clinical professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University Medical Center since 1962, died March 9 at Suburban Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Rockville.
Dr. McDermott was a native of Elmhurst, N.Y., and a 1935 graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. He earned his medical degree in 1939 from Columbia University medical school in New York City. He served with the old Army Air Forces in Panama and Central America during World War II.
He worked as an anesthesiologist and professor of anesthesiology with New York hospitals and medical schools before moving to Washington in 1952 when he joined the Georgetown University Medical Center as professor and director of anesthesiology. At the time of his death, he was also in private practice at Suburban Hospital.
He was a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, a fellow of the American College of Anesthesiologists, and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and the Maryland D.C. Society of Anesthesiology.
His first wife, Kathryn Maher McDermott, died in 1969.
Survivors include his wife, Alicia, of Rockville; a daughter, Kathryn M. McDermott of San Francisco; two sons, Timothy M., of Washington, and John M., of Takoma Park; a brother, Cyril, of Tarreytown, N.Y., and two grandchildren.