Richard P. Demmy91, WWII vet, formerly of Manheim

By on April 12, 2012

Richard P. Demmy, 91, of York, formerly of Lancaster Junction, Lancaster County, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012 with his wife of 70 years, Florence, and daughter, Suzanne, by his side.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Paul L. and Mary Bailey Demmy.

Mr. Demmy was a former member of Pleasureville United Methodist Church in York. During World War II, he served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. He was employed as a manufacturing engineer by York Industries prior to retiring in 1986. Previously, he was employed by the former Thrift Master Company in York. Mr. Demmy was a member of American Legion, Pleasureville Post No. 799 and York Rifle Range. He was an avid fisherman, enjoying all types of fishing, especially fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Demmy was concerned about the health of the bay and supported "Save the Bay" initiatives. He enjoyed animals and having a hearty laugh.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Eileen L. Demmy, of Manheim; Lois D. Haas, of Richmond, Va.; and Suzanne P. Plitt, of Loganville; a son: Michael D., husband of Janice Demmy, of Flinton; three grandchildren; two step- granddaughters; and a step-great- granddaughter.

Visitation is private with interment to follow in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Manheim.

The family requests that flowers please be omitted. If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to York County SPCA, 3159 North Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406.

Arrangements are being provided by Spence Funeral Services, Manheim.

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