James L. Dembski

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SIDNEY - James L. Dembski, 79, of Sidney, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord at 8:49 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on June 19, 1934, to the late Stephen and Dorothy (Scraffield) Dembski.

On May 10, 1956, in Bradford, he married Evelyn I. Hill. She preceded him in death on May 25, 2003. He then married Lynne Crusey. She survives.

James also is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Margy Dembski of Sidney, Jerry and Francine Dembski of Sidney and Jon and Connie Dembski of Piqua; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Tom Tyler of Piqua; two sisters, Marilyn Prince and Rita DeBrosse, both of Piqua; one brother, Stephen Dembski of Piqua; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Swarts.

James graduated from Piqua Catholic High School in 1952. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole, Fla., and St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua.

James was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church choir. He also sang in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church choir, Bradford. James sang in a local barber shop quartet and he coached St. Mary Catholic Church Little League Football for many years.

He worked for the city of Piqua as foreman for the Power Plant for 10 years before retiring in 1995.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Charles Caserta as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, OH. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Southwestern Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356.

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