• Brown Funeral Home
    Solon Springs, WI
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Gary J. DeMarte 1948 - 2012

Gary J. DeMarte

April 11, 2012
Gary and I were good friends, growing up on the east highside. In high school and UMD we had a lot of fun, bought an old car that Gary loved to work on, along with Ken Fromberg. Over the years we lost touch with each other, but Gary will always be a friend to me and so many others. May your faith, family and friends sustain you in your grief.
April 09, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Gary's family and friends! I was in orchestra with Gary and graduated from high school with him. He was always respectful, kind and considerate. May the fond memories you have assist you during this difficult time!
April 09, 2012
Dear Julie and family, So happy to have met Gary shortly after moving to Solon ... what an awesome man and a great teacher! Your photo album is a wonderful tribute to Gary, his childhood, and your life together ... thanks so much for sharing it with us! Our thoughts are with you!
April 09, 2012
I wrote in here yesterday...today I posted a link to my facebook page and I wrote a small little something and was told I should share this with you, so here is what I said....
"Gary was one of my most favorite teachers, he was a teacher of far more than shop class...he showed me how to expand my photography and to develop my own images, all along teaching life lessons. He truly told you like it was...like when he said to me...Anna, you are never going to be good at drafting (something I truly wanted to do). I will give you all the extra credit I can in photography and developing so you will pass the class. And so I took tons of pics for him and developed them...my favorite one is with him sitting in the frame of the airplane the shop class was building...very fond memories of Mr. DeMarte and Mr. Fairfield...two great teachers of so many things..."
I was truly blessed to have a truly amazing group of teachers when I needed them the most...
April 08, 2012
Dear Julie and family, Gary has always been one of the best friends anyone could be lucky enough to have. He knew how to rejoice with you when a celebration was in order. He knew how to grieve with you when things were bad. He could also deliver the proverbial "kick in the rear" when it was needed. And if you weren't paying attention, you could end up in the middle of a prank before you knew what hit you. He loved his family and his friends, and he always told the truth. Sometimes it wasn't exactly what you wanted to hear, and then he would temper it with kindness. He was one of the most honorable people I've ever known, and I will always miss him. Peace to you, Julie and family, and peace to you, Gary, my dear friend.
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