Victor C. DeMartini
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1925 - 2013
Victor Charles DeMartini, 88, of Auburn, California, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
He was born February 1925, in Brentwood, California, to Victor and Azelia DeMartini. Vic was a 1942 graduate of Liberty Union High School.
In 1944 he joined the US Army and served in Patton's Army in Europe. After World War II he attended the University of the Pacific before moving to San Francisco and receiving his insurance license. He was married to Vivienne (Muffy) La Montagne from 1950 until her death in 1982, and had four children with her. They moved to Willows, California, where he joined a small insurance firm eventually becoming principal of the company.
In 1961 he and his family moved to Auburn, California, where he opened his own insurance agency, then later joined Placer Land Company. He was instrumental in the merger of three local insurance agencies forming Placer Insurance. After retiring from the insurance industry he pursued his other passion, Real Estate.
In 1984 he married Virginia (Ginger) Flaherty. They were married until her death in 2010. Vic cared about his community and was involved in many ways. He was an active member in the Auburn Chamber of Commerce where he was a Chamber Ambassador, and also a member of the Elks Lodge for over 60 years. He also belonged to the Navy League and to Shriners International.
Besides his two wives Vic was preceded in death by his brother, Donald DeMartini. He is survived by his sister and brother, May Schrader and Dewey DeMartini; his children Kirk DeMartini (Marianne), Doug DeMartini, Rex DeMartini (Jackie), Lisa DeMartini (Guy); three grandchildren (Kyra DeMartini, Ryan DeMartini, and Markus DeMartini). He is also survived by his step-son, Patrick Flaherty; step-daughter, Patricia Flaherty; his step-granddaughter, Tracie Cervetti (Ryan); and two great-grandchildren.
Vic will always be remembered for his kindness, gentle demeanor, sense of humor, and love of good food.
Instead of flowers remembrances can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, in Victor's name.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Elk's Lodge, 195 Pine Street, Auburn, Calif., on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Hills. Please sign the online guestbook at auburnjournal.com.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Apr. 21, 2013