DEMAREST, JR., George W.

DEMAREST, JR., George W.

George W. DEMAREST, JR., age 81.  Beloved husband of Helen (nee Vlcek).  Loving father of Geoffrey, Peter (deceased), Brian, Robert (deceased) and Gail Callahan (Robert).  Cherished grandfather of Roxanne, Katie, Robert, Ryan and Matthew.  Dear brother of Robert.  US Navy Veteran. 

Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge and Snow), MONDAY, 1-4 AND 6-8 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Special Olympics, 5311 Leavitt Rd., Suite 100, Lorain, OH 44053. 

To offer online condolences, please visit www.ZaborFH.com 

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  1. Janet and Richard Kapes on April 19th, 2014 7:47 am

    So sorry, our deepest sympathy Helen to you and all your family. Prayers from Janet and RIchard

  2. Janet and Richard Kapes on April 19th, 2014 7:50 am

    So sorry…Our deepest sympathy Helen to you and all your family. Remember the happy times we had years ago. Love and prayers, Janet and Richard

  3. Alan Grip on April 19th, 2014 12:51 pm

    Hello to Helen, Geoffrey and the entire Demarest family…
    Tanya Bethel and Cathy Boles were kind enough to forward George’s obit to me today, and I will be calling at some point today.

    I was, of course, both stunned and terribly saddened to learn of George’s passing. The 10 years we spent as colleagues and friends during my time at the 1st convention center were perhaps the best 10 years of my life, made more so by how warm and welcome you made me feel in your home. He brought a vibrancy, thoughtfulness and joy to everyone in the building and of course, he gave me my first job in the hospitality industry, something I have never forgotten. I truly regret not having stayed in touch with your family all these years, and I especially miss the time I had the good fortune to spend with Geoffrey. How is he — and you and the rest of the brood coping?

    More later when I call, dear Helen,

    My most heartfelt condolences,

    Alan

  4. David Persing on April 19th, 2014 2:02 pm

    Dear Helen and family, I am so sorry about the passing of George. He and your whole family were such good friends for so long when we were neighbors in Parma. I am sorry that we found it necessary to move apart to further our professions because we never found again what we had in Parma. If there is anything that we can do to help, please ask. I will be returning from FL in late May. Perhaps we can get together then. Again, if there is anything we can do to help, please ask. Dave & Carol Persing

  5. Lynn Anthony on April 19th, 2014 4:13 pm

    Rest in peace Mr.D, pleased to have met you in your journey.

  6. Theresa & Norm Isaac on April 20th, 2014 9:21 pm

    These words of sympathy are sent with a prayer that the cherished memories will bring you and your family peace. God bless you all. Love,Norm and Theresa

  7. Terri & Steve Grassl on April 21st, 2014 9:22 am

    Gail, Mrs. Demarest, Rob and Family,

    Please accept our condolences on your loss. During these times, it’s always nice to take solace in friends and family. While we are saddened that we cannot be with you over the next few days, we will be there in spirit.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we wish you strength as you celebrate George’s life and everything that he meant to you and yours.

    Best Wishes,

    Terri and Steve Grassl and Family

  8. Mary Kortan on April 21st, 2014 11:18 am

    Ms Demarest,
    I was so saddened to learn of the passing of your husband. I am thankful though that I got to see both of you at my parents’ anniversary party not long ago. I had hoped to stop by the funeral home this evening, but it appears I may not be able to leave work in time to do so. Please know though that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With Love,
    Your loving God-daughter, Mary Kortan

  9. Reba Pittman Walker on April 22nd, 2014 8:09 am

    Mrs. Demarest and Family,

    The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there may be any who understand it or not. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    As you grieve and rejoice, please be reminded that the staff of the first Washington Convention Center, loved “Mr. D.” He was so much more than our BOSS, he was a compassionate and nurturing human being. Our environment was filled with love and laughter amid the hardwork and the politics.He lifted each one of us in spirit and in truth.

    I, especially appreciate the connectedness I shared with both of you, as you embraced Dana and my parents. Love will not allow me to ever forget him, or you. Please feel my presence though I cannot physically be with you today. Hug your family, and, a very special kiss to Gail.

    Peace & Blessings,
    Reba Pittman Walker

  10. Michael Lyon on April 22nd, 2014 3:25 pm

    During Mr. George Demarest’s tenure at the WCC, I provided him with fire safety oversight information. He was always a pleasure to work with. He was a true gentleman, an awesome leader, and a friend. I truly admired his intelligence, statesmanship, integrity, humility, honesty and respect for the safety of the WCC occupants.
    With loving memories and great respect, I salute you my friend.
    (Former) DC Fire Inspector,
    Mike Lyon

  11. Lisa Neumeyer on April 22nd, 2014 3:40 pm

    Dear George’s Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Your husband / father was very welcoming to our family when my son started working at SWAAC three years ago. I will miss seeing George’s smiling face at the Thursday bowling league and meetings where he was a hard -working volunteer with the Parent Group. My sympathies to all of you . Lisa Neumeyer

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