Nov. 30, 1917 - Dec. 23, 2012
Andres Martin DeMayo, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Sunday, Dec. 23, at the age of 95.
Andres was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. He served as a Philippine Scout under the U.S. Army during World War II and was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. Andres, the patriarch of the DeMayo family, was the first of his family to migrate to the United States in 1956. He retired from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1974 as a foreman in Shop 56. He then worked with CalTrans retiring in 1989.
Andres was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Saturnina Acosta DeMayo and his son, David. He is survived by his children, Rosa Subillaga of Delano, CA, Andre (Narnita) DeMayo of Palmdale, CA, Felicitas (Camilo) Abreu, Senita Alegado, Sonia (Rod) Damaso, Jr. and Arles (Rosalina) DeMayo of Vallejo, CA. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 1 to 9 p.m., with 7 p.m. Vigil at Colonial Chapels, 1000 Redwood St., Vallejo. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at St. Basil The Great Catholic Church, burial to follow at 1:30 p.m., at Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery in Dixon, CA, with full military honors.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Jan. 1, 2013