HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – David S. Deemer, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Hospice House under the care of Hospice of the Valley following a courageous two and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born June 29, 1943 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Glenn and Erva Deemer.
David was a 1961 graduate of Bristol High School. After graduating from Heidelberg College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree, David earned a Master of Education degree from Westminster College in 1970.
He was employed as a teacher and coach by the Champion Board of Education for 35 years.
David and his wife Carol were married in 1978 and cherished each other and each moment for 38 years.
He was a member of the Cortland Christian Church.
David enjoyed large holiday family gatherings, fly-fishing, camping, traveling and ice cream.
He is survived by and will be missed by wife Carol Deemer; son, Brian (Donna Jean) Deemer of Farmdale; daughter, Dawn Deemer of Columbus; daughter-in-law Kiersten Deemer of Howland; five grandchildren, Christian (Megan) Deemer of Cortland, Hope (Dustin) Burton of Farmdale, Brayden Deemer, Jackson Deemer and Garrett Deemer of Howland; a great-granddaughter, Libby Deemer of Cortland; two sisters, Shirley Barbe DiVencenzo and Donna (Wesley) Campbell and a sister-in-law, Shirley Deemer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Christopher Deemer; a brother, Glenn Deemer and a sister, Arlene Pascarella.
Family and friends may call Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Cortland Christian Church, 153 Grove St. Cortland, Ohio 44410.
A Service will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Church with Rev. Donald P. Barnes officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to Cortland Christian Church, 153 Grove St. Cortland, Ohio 44410 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
(Goodbye is not forever. Goodbye is not the end. It simply means we’ll miss you, until we meet again.)
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Deemer family.
A television tribute will air Friday, October 14 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.