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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 nephews.
   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,. Franconia.
   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.

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