ANSON - Edward J. Demchak, 81, of Anson, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center. He was born in Anson on March 20, 1933, the son of Anna and George Demchak. He was educated in Madison schools and graduated in 1951. He then attended the Skowhegan Commercial School to become an accountant. While attending commercial school, he met his future bride, Louise Taylor. They were married on Nov. 14, 1953, in Madison and enjoyed over 41 years together. Edward worked as an accountant at the Hinman Corp., Somerset Reporter and the North Anson Reel Co. for over 30 years until his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing, picking mushrooms, riding the back roads, watching football and baseball, word search puzzles and was very proficient at the daily crossword and jumble.
Edward was predeceased by his wife, Louise, his parents, and all five of his siblings, Sister Mary Christina OSF, twins Olga and Evelyn Demchak, George and Leo Demchak; also his son-in-law, David Beckwith.
He is survived by his two children, daughter Barbara A. Demchak, and son George E. Demchak and his wife, Laurie, all of Madison; six grandchildren: Beth Huston and Don, of Pensacola, Fla., Everett Flannery III and Katie, of Skowhegan, Ian Flannery and Hannah, of Wilmington, N.C., Andrew Beckwith, of Oakland, Kyle Demchak and Olivia Demchak, both of Madison; three great-grandchildren: Devan Huston, Madilyn and Evelyn Flannery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Harry Irving and his staff for their care and service over the last few years; the staff at RFGH emergency department and inpatient care; AMS Ambulance staff for their caring service; and the staff at Maplecrest Rehab and Living Center, especially the therapy staff, for their help whenever Dad needed strengthening so he could return home. Also thank you to Theresa (Terry) Harris for her help in caring for Dad and doing his errands and whatever he needed.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison. A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St Sebastian Catholic Church, Main St., Madison with Father John Mazzei presiding. Burial will be held at St. Sebastian Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Dad's favorite charity, The School Sisters of Saint Francis, Mount Assisi Convent, 934 Forest Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. This is the order of nuns his sister belonged to and taught with, or donations may be made to a
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.