Archie E. McDearmid, 1987 PPA President, of Virginia Beach died January 27, 2010, in his home at the age of 81. Retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as Head of the Photographic Arts/Video Production Department, Archie also owned and operated McDearmid Photography.
His photographic passion and belief in the industry led him into service as a past president of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Virginia Professional Photographers Association and the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association. Archie also held the PPA Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, and Honorary Master of Photography degrees and was a Certified Professional Photographer.
A charter member of the Virginia Bluewater Gamefish Association, Archie was an avid sports fisherman who cherished his time on the water. He was also actively involved in the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival.
A celebration of his life was held at 1:00pm February 2, 2010, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Norfolk. Please keep Archie's wife Connie, his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in their lives.
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