Luke McDermott


Luke McDermott, founder of Malibu’s McDermott Plumbing, died Dec. 26 at the age of 79. McDermott is survived by Virginia, his wife of 55 years; four sons, Mike, Jim, Pat and Danny; their wives and 10 grandchildren. McDermott served in the West L.A. division of the Los Angeles Police Department for 25 years. After retiring from the police force, he began McDermott Plumbing. Sons Jim and Pat later joined McDermott, expanding the business to include heavy machinery service. McDermott loved practical jokes and dancing. He is remembered as a wonderful man, loving grandfather, kind father, terrific father-in-law and beloved husband.