John DeMarco
1946 - 2020
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John DeMarco

Coralville - John DeMarco, 73, of Coralville, died at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics on Saturday, April, 4, 2020. John is survived by his wife, Diane, his Sister, Marie (Vito) Lupo, his brother, Michael (Martha), DeMarco, his Sister In-Law, Linda Norris, and numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, Rose and Paul DeMarco. A Celebration of Life and Memorial fund will be established in his honor and announced at a later date.

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Published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2020.
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April 16, 2020
I had Coach DeMarco at Boca High as my P.E. instructor. He was a lovely wonderful person with a great smile and sense of humor because he put up with me!! So very sorry for the family's loss. Rest in peace Coach.
Lisa Scarpa
April 15, 2020
Thanks Coach!
April 14, 2020
Coach DeMarco was my PE teacher at Boca High. He was a great mentor to all of us at that time. RIP Coach
Stacy Bliss
April 13, 2020
chuck hansen
April 13, 2020
Coach Demarco was special. He was my coach at Boca Raton High School and a great role model and mentor. He had confidence in me to play college football. He contacted college coaches for me and he told me that coach wacker at North Dakota State liked me on film. divison 2 powerhouse back then. He was like a dad to me guiding me to be a student athlete. Seeing him call college coaches and networking helped me when I coached football at boca raton high school. I did just what he did. the season was not done until kids were playing ball somewhere.He also gave me his coaching shirt and pants and jacket. So thankful he provided the coaching gear. I started coaching at boca high fall of 82 middle of the year put it to good use. I felt honored to wear that big jacket on the sidelines.I worked at publix in high school and would call coach on my breaks knew his number and called him many times. We stayed in touch through the years if I had questions on coaching I could call him up.He would always send me a Christmas card every year. while coaching at chapel hill high in chapel hill, north Carolina I had one of my ex players came to help me coach defensive line. He came in the middle of the year he did not have a coaching shirt. I had an extra one for him.I wanted to do what COACH DEMARCO did for me. Will miss COACH DEMARCO.
Jeff Giersbrook
Class of 78 Boca Raton High School
Chapel Hill, N.C.
April 13, 2020
Diane, feel the warmth and love from the Bobcat community that love you both so very much. You and John epitomize why the title of "Coach" means so much more than just an athletic instructor. What we learned from your lessons and by observing your behaviors have had a profound impact on our lives and the lives we touch as parents, grandparents, teachers and coaches.

May perpetual light shine upon our dearly departed, and may we that are left behind find solace in the knowledge of the peace John now has by being in the presence of Jesus Christ.
Dan Beaty
April 12, 2020
John fine coach always polite and respectful we will miss you John RIP my prayers to the family love John Freed student clas76
John freed
April 10, 2020
Uncle John,
Our hearts are broken... we love you and miss you with each passing day. You are forever a part of us and will always live on in our hearts

Aunt Diane,
We know you lost the love of your life and your best friend.
We are so sorry and no words can ever ease your pain...
It's so difficult knowing we can't be with you at this most difficult time of your life. Please know we love you and we are ALWAYS here for you-
Ken, Ro, Lindsey. Casey and Troy
Rosann Muller
April 10, 2020
My Condolences, may the Love of God encamp your family with a gracious peace of understanding in knowing that he was a great person who inspired all. Be at rest Coach DeMarco.
April 9, 2020
Coach was a very positive influence in my life, as well as for many others. Obviously I have been thinking about him a lot lately, but honestly thought about him often over the years. Disappointed I havent seen him in over 20 years now. Coach was honestly a guy who had so much confidence In himself, that he was able to make everyone feel special. He was especially connected to those who needed someone the most. The kind of person I strived to be, but didnt have quite the confidence to pull it off. Coach D was a special, special man. Rest In Peace. Love you
Tom Smith
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