Home: Salt Lake City, Utah
Death Date: July 8, 2017
Birthdate: March 10, 1922
Place Of Birth: Cumberland, Wyoming
Service Information: Friday, August 11, 2017 6:00 PM
Service Location: Starks Funeral Parlor
Our dad, Richard R. DeMarco, age 95, passed away on July 8, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He will be missed beyond description.
He was born in Cumberland, Wyoming, on March 10, 1922, and grew up in the surrounding mining towns. He was our teacher, our mentor, and our friend. He was a WWII hero who helped capture the U-505, which hastened the end of the war and earned him a Presidential Unit Citation. He married Virginia C. Piz on November 6, 1948. They were founding members of St. Ambrose Parish.
He was a good man who worked hard all his life. He was honest, caring, and always willing to help. He loved his family, and he loved to hunt and fish. He tried new things, invented tools, and engineered solutions. He was the one to call when no one else could figure out how to fix something. We are grateful he is no longer in pain, but mostly we are grateful we had him in our lives. In his honor, please do at least one of the following today: help a stranger, go fishing, be patient, never do less than your best, and tell your family you love them.
Dad is survived by his two children Richard J. (LuAnn), and Carolyn Hulbert (Harry); grandkids Chelsie, Jonathan, Travis, and Michael; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to Bristol Hospice, Michele, Joan, Savannah, and Rainna, who loved dad like he was family. Special thanks to Michael, who made the last days of his life a little easier.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday August 11, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 Redondo Avenue, Salt Lake City, where friends may call upon the family one hour prior.