joseph demarco
Joseph A. DeMarco, 83, of Weirton, died Friday July 4, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. Joseph was born on September 21, 1924 in Bloomingdale, OH, a son of the late Carmen and Assunta Milano DeMarco. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Vincent, Paul, Fred, Phillip, and Matthew; three sisters, Margaret, Mary, and Virginia. Joseph retired from Weirton Steel in 1982, where he was a reckner and a plater in the tin mill for 35 years. He served as an air base photographer, in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3734, VFW 2716. Joseph enjoyed music, and was a guitar player for the Zodiac Band. While he was not playing music, he enjoyed making homemade wine and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Rendulich DeMarco, whom he married on October 1, 1949; his daughter, Lori Redfern and her husband Michael of Denver, CO; his sister, Rose Pace of Steubenville, OH; his three grandchildren, Hope Bishopriggs, Ricky Schaffer, and Anthony Gail; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton, with military services conducted by the Weirton Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with his family at

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  1. I worked with Joe on the feeding end of one plater in the early 70’s when I started in the mill. He was a great guy to work with.I am sorry to see he has passed. Mike Madigan

  2. I have fond memories of Joe,mostly while growing up. Joe liked to tell the story of me climbing on him and grandpap whacking me for not listening. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers. love you Viv. Dorothy Kurtz Butch & Cindy

  3. Dear Family,D.J.,Danny,and I were so very sad to hear about Uncle Joe’s fatal auto accident. We all loved him very much. He was a good and kind uncle to me, always. I’ll forever remember Uncle Joe happily playing his guitar. Now he’s up there in heaven with the rest of his family making music with all his brothers and sisters,having a joyous DeMarco get together, just as we all did years ago at the family farm on Christmas Eve. Love and prayers to all his beautiful family. Shay (DeMarco) Minella, DJ, and Danny

  4. I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe’s accident. My condolences to the whole family. Vivian and Lori you are in my prayers. He was such a good brother – my mother loved him so much and he was such a help to her in her last days.

  5. Dear Vivian and family, I was upset to find out about Mr. Demarco’s death. I am so sorry that I can’t be there at this time. I have so many fond memories of him. We would meet in the backyard, he over his garden, and I over the clothesline. In his quiet way he always made me smile with his jokes and comments about life. I know he was a special friend to dad. Now he can be up in heaven comparing tomatoes and peppers with him. My love and blessings are with all of you doing this time. Mickey Strayer

  6. Dear Vivian, I was sorry to hear about Joe. Just happened to look and saw about. My heart goes out to you. Donna

  7. Vivian, I was saddened to hear about Uncle Joe’s untimely departure. I can remember my Dad and Uncle Joe playing their guitars on Christmas Eve at Grandma Pace’s place. It was an occasion I always looked forward to. I hope all is well and our prayers are with you and your family. The Coletti Family, Vance, Diana, Vincent, Thomas and Tiffany

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