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February 11, 2007 12:00 AM

In Remembrance: Grandpa Harry had a thousand grandkids

Harry J. McDermott was really just a kid a heart — which made "Grandpa Harry" a much beloved character and role model to hundreds of kindergarten and first-grade students at Taft Elementary School in Boise. McDermott, who was a volunteer with the Foster Grandparent program for nearly 20 years, recently moved to Florida to be with family. He died Jan. 12 in St. Petersburg at age 84.

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