Richard L. Demsher (1931 - 2019)

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Service Information
Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.
304 West Pike St
Canonsburg, PA
15317
(724)-745-8120
Visitation
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.
304 West Pike St
Canonsburg, PA 15317
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Visitation
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.
304 West Pike St
Canonsburg, PA 15317
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Liturgy
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019
9:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
601 Boone Avenue
Canonsburg, PA
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Interment
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019
10:30 AM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA
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Obituary

Richard L. "Dick" Demsher, 88, of Houston, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 7, 2019, in TownView Health and Rehabilitation, Canonsburg.

He was born May 31, 1931, in Sheboygan, Wis., to Louis and Helen Premro Demsher, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Demsher was a veteran, having served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Dick earned a diploma from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics as a master aviation mechanic.

On September 15, 1956, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth Telesko, who survives.

He was employed as a produce manager for Shop 'n Save and Kroger for several years, until his retirement. After his retirement, he drove patients to appointments for Country Meadows for 17 years.

Mr. Demsher was a passionate button box player and was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Button Box Group. He had many interests and hobbies, including collecting NASCAR cars and trains. He loved "discussing" politics and held his ground when engaging in discussions with others regarding his political views.

Dick was a very dedicated husband and took great care of his wife throughout the years of their marriage.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by his son, Ronald R. Demsher (Donna) of Boston, Mass.; his daughter, Rene O'Brien (Bobby) of Washington; his brother, Bob L. Demsher of Tampa, Fla.; his sisters, Shelby D. Estoker of Canonsburg and Rosalie Hilderbrand of Strabane; his two grandsons, Mike Demsher and Nick Demsher; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, LFD, owner/supervisor, Darla A. Tripoli, LFD, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A funeral liturgy will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 11, in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg, with Father Andrew Nelko officiating. Interment will follow at 10:30 a.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, with full military honors accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

To view or leave condolences, visit www.salandrafunerals.com.






Published in Observer-Reporter from July 8 to July 9, 2019
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