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Thaddeus "Ted" DEMSKI, 71, of Mountlake Terrace, died Nov. 20, 1991.

He was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on January 16, 1920. He served in the Army during World War II and was a paratrooper in the Normandy Invasion and a member of the D.A.V.

Ted is survived by his loving wife, Marie; two dear sons, Thomas J. and Thaddeus D. Demski; two sisters, Jean Indrycki and Louise Cizkowski; brother, Steve Demski.

Visitation Monday, Nov. 25, 12 noon to 7 p.m. of Beck's Funeral Home, Edmonds. Graveside services Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. at Holyrood Cemetery, Seattle.

[The Seattle Times, November 23, 1991]

(courtesy of Bonita Isabella)

Grave marker for Thaddeus T. Demski in Section S, Lot 1108, Site 7, Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline (King county), Washington.

Thaddeus enlisted in the Army at Elizabethtown, NJ on 16 September 1940.

Pvt Demski later volunteered for parachutist duty and on 6 August 1943 he was transferred from the Parachute School to Hq 2nd, 508 PIR.

Initially listed as missing in action on 6 June 1944, he was later classified as slightly wounded in action and at the 22nd General Hospital, England.  He returned to duty on 21 September 1944.

His military decorations include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy assault.


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