A brick at the Saranac Laboratory has been dedicated in the name of Patrick Raymond MacDermot by his daughter, Patricia MacDermot Kasdan.

Photograph courtesy of Patricia MacDermot Kasdan, 2009

Born: March 19, 1903 in Galway, Ireland

Died: November 26, 1946

Married: Ilah Niehoff

Children: Patricia

Patrick Raymond MacDermot, from Galway, Ireland and London, cured in Saranac Lake from 1944 to 1946 at the Holmes Cottage, at 5 Birch Street, at 88 Riverside Drive,1 on Park Avenue, and in Rockledge. He was a patient of Drs. Daniel Brumfiel, J. Woods Price, and Edward Welles. His wife, Ilah opened a bookshop on Main Street circa 1945-1947 called Wakefield Books.

He was a friend of Mary Acheson Bundy.


Information provided by his daughter, Patricia MacDermot Kasdan, 2009.

New York Times, November 29, 1946


Patrick Raymond MacDermot of 1245 Madison Avenue, a captain in the British Army during the recent war, died Tuesday at Saranac Lake, N. Y., after a long illness, according to word received here yesterday. His age was 43. Born in Galway, Ireland, he had served in many military posts throughout the world as a professional soldier. He leaves a widow, Ilah Niehoff, and a daughter, Patricia.


1. Saranac Lake Health Department patient card dated April 21, 1944