Ronald P. DeMarco passed away peacefully Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Fairview Manor at the age of 85, with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Domenic and Alta Hepworth DeMarco, born on February 13, 1932, in Erie, PA.
Ron graduated from Strong Vincent High School and from Slippery Rock University, from where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and his Master’s Degree. He taught math at Girard High School, Girard, PA, and math and chemistry at East High School, Erie, PA, from where he retired in 1989.
Ron enjoyed reading, gardening, and the game of chess. He was a former member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, serving as a Church Council member, Sunday School Teacher, and Treasurer, and an Assistant Minister.
Preceding Ron in death are his parents, and his brother, David H. DeMarco of Florida.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Dolores A. DeMarco; his two sisters, Georgia DeMarco of Erie, PA, and Barbara Griffin (Gerald) of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers-in-law, Rev, Ralph Walter (Priscilla) of Essex, MA, and Ross Walter (Barbara) of Fairview, PA; and a sister-in-law, Helen L. Collins (Robert). Ron is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great- nieces and nephews, and several great- great- nieces and nephews. Ron will truly be missed by all his family and friends.
A special “Thank You” is extended to the nurses and staff of the Fairview Manor for their care and compassion, to Pastor Bill Coleman of Luther Memorial Church for his comforting prayers and concerns, to his friends from St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, and also to the doctors and staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital and LECOM.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, February 11th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th and Liberty Streets, and are invited to celebrate his life on Monday, February 12th, at 11:00 AM at Luther Memorial Church. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Luther Memorial Church, 225 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1316, Erie, PA 16512, or to a charity of one’s choice.