JOHN J. DEMARIO
JOHN J. DEMARIO John J. DeMario, 76, a resident of
Lansdale for 50 years, died on Monday, Dec. 6, 1999 at his home.
He was the husband of Amy (Gaugler) DeMario. They celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on April 2.
Born and raised in Ambler, he was the son of the late Michael and
Josephine (Iervolino) DeMario.
Mr. DeMario served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also
was a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division.
Prior to his retirement at the age of 70, he manufactured signs for
Capital Sign Systems in Col-mar for 10 years. Prior to that, he was
employed as a diesel truck mechanic for 41 years with Certain-Teed,
formerly of Ambler.
For over 50 years, Mr. DeMario was a member of Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Lansdale.
He also was an avid golfer; a member of the Sandy Run Country Club
in Oreland; and the Center Square Golf Club. In addition to his widow,
surviving are a sister, Tomasina F., and her husband Louis Palnarozza of
Spring House; a brother, Frank DeMario of Ambler; and several nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter,
Patricia Ann Whitman, who died in 1995.
Funeral services will be held at 1 1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the
Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home Inc., 667 Harleysville Pike,.
Interment will be in Leidy's Cemetery, Souderton. Friends may call
from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials in his name
may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St.,
Lansdale, Pa. 19446.
[News Herald, Perkasie, PA, 08 Dec 1999, Wed, Page 4]
[courtesy of Tom Myers]
Grave marker for John J.
Demario in Section D, Row 13 of the Immanuel Leidys Church
Cemetery, Souderton (Montgomery county, Pennsylvania.
John enlisted in the Army at
Allentown, PA on 14 January 1943.
On 8 September 1944 Pvt
Demario was transferred from Hq 82nd AB Division, Leicester,
England to Service Company 508th PIR. On 22 November 1944
he was transferred to Company A.
Pvt Demario was promoted to
Pfc on 1 January 1945. He was injured in action on 30
January 1945 and evacuated to a field hospital where he remained
until 30 April 1945..
On 25 May 1945 Pfc Demario was
transferred from the 15h Reinforcement Depot to Company A.
His Military decorations
include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during campaign,
18 December 1944 to 20 February 1945 and the Good Conduct Medal.