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Richard Demagall

1936 - 2016 Richard Demagall, 80 of North Adams, MA died Saturday July 30, 2016 at his home. He was born in Mount Pleasant, PA on May 16, 1936 son of Joseph and Dorothy (Winzek) Demagall. He attended schools in Scottsdale, PA and was a graduate of Scottsdale High School with the class of 1954. Richard received numerous awards for academics and athletics while in high school and college. He was given a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Giants and played for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. On June 13, 1955, he married Blanche Wick of Scottsdale, PA. The couple moved to Ashland, Ohio where he obtained a job at Mansfield Tire and Rubber, he worked there for seven years until moving to Burlington, VT. Richard then attended the University of Vermont from 1962 until graduating in May of 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He accepted a positionin Pittsfield, MA at General Electric in its Power Transformer Division. He spent his entire career at GE working in Power Transformers Division, Ordnance and Plastics also working at Berkshire Bridge and Iron, Hill Engineering in Dalton and with several other contractors. He retired from GE on June 25, 1993. He enjoyed golfing, bicycling, cross country skiing, hiking and loved to putter around his home. He was a hard worker with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Richard was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Dorothy (Winzek) Demagall and his brother Ronald Demagall. Survivors include his three siblings; Thomas Demagall; Evelyn Levendosky; and Maryann Demagall, all of Pennsylvania; and one son and three daughters including Steven Demagall; Susan Brzoska and her husband, Stanley; Sharon Barry and her husband, Dennis; and Sandra Ehle and her husband, Frederick. He also leaves nine grandchildren and one great grandson. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his best friend Ron Trout of North Adams. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Richard Demagall will be Saturday August 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will be private. A calling hour will be held on Saturday morning from 10-11 AM. For those that prefer memorial donations may be made in his name to the . heart.org. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 15, 2016
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