Edwin C. Demara
AGAWAM, MA — Edwin C. Demara, 71, of Agawam passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 29, 2021 at the Fisher Hospice Home in North Amherst, MA after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. He was born in Northampton, MA on May 26, 1950. Words cannot express the sadness we all feel.
He was the son of the late Stanley M. Demara and Jennie A. (Adamski) Demara. He was educated at the Sunderland Grammar School and Frontier Regional High School. He received a Bachelor's degree from Boston University in Microbiology and a Bachelor's degree from UMass Amherst in Engineering. He was a Senior Engineer at Northrup Grumman Corporation in California for many years. When he moved back East, he worked at Hamilton Sunstrand in Connecticut until his retirement.
Edwin was a true Renaissance man. Some of his favorite interests included astronomy, cooking, gardening, mycology, photography and earth preservation. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling, and was an avid skier.
In addition to his parents, Edwin was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Michael E. Goodhind. He is survived by his sister, Barbara J. Goodhind of Hatfield, his sister Marilyn D. Kochan and her husband Gregory of Hadley and his niece Lisa M. Goodhind and her husband Kevin Formhals of Florence. He also leaves his dear cousins: Dr. Susan B. Samoriski of Buckland and her daughter Betsey of Boston, Sarah J. Hite and her husband Calvin of So. Otselic, NY and their children: Joshua Hite and his family of Vancouver, Canada and Dr. Emily Hite of Colorado.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in South Deerfield, beginning with an hour of visitation at 10:00 A.M. A Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Contributions may be made in Edwin's memory to the Holy Name of Jesus Parish Capital Improvement Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Wrisley Funeral Home of South Deerfield. Expression of Sympathy available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com
Published by The Recorder on Sep. 6, 2021.