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Vladimir “Demer” Demianovich, 82, of Clifford Twp., died Monday April 1st at home. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Bock Demianovich, who died April 27, 2011.
Born in Clifford Twp., son of the late Emil and Martha Tarris Demianovich, he was a member of the SS Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Union Dale, where he served as Treasurer for over 30 years. A graduate of Forest City High School, Class of 1953, Demer was a veteran of the US Army, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 221, Carbondale, where he served as an officer on the Executive Board. He was employed as an iron worker and was a member of the International Iron Workers Union, Local 417, Newburgh, NY; Local 361, Ozone Park, NY; and Local 40, New York, NY. Demer’s true passion was farming, especially raising cows on the family farm. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting, and playing cards. He loved spending time with his family and friends and putting a smile on someone’s face with a joke.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following for their kindness and compassion towards Demer: his best friend Sophie Fofi; Tammy and Amy from the Wayne Memorial Outpatient Center; Bob Polednak; Shirley Black; Dorothy Halstead; Dr. Missy Taylor; Dr. Neal Davis and staff; and Dr. Thomas Roe and staff.
The family would like to also give a special thank to the receiving crew and vendors at Wegmans, Dickson City. He enjoyed his weekly visits, telling them jokes and sharing life stories.
Surviving are a son: Paul and wife Annette, Lafayette Hill; two daughters: Melany McLaughlin and husband Patrick, Clifford Twp.; and Carol Kelleher and husband Robert, Forest City; 4 grandchildren: Valerie, Ryan, Thomas, and Emily; two brothers: Daniel Demianovich and wife Eileen and John Demianovich and wife Linda, all of Clifford Twp.; a sister-in-law: Irene Demianovich, Clifford Twp.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister Lubov Kilmer and her husband Ronald; and a brother: Michael Demianovich.
The funeral will be Friday April 5th in St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church, 9 Lord Avenue, Simpson, with Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. by Rev. Innocent Neal. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Pleasant Mount. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City, and on Friday at the church from 9 to 10 am. Parastas services will be held Thursday at 7 pm.