Charles M. Demack, Sr., 82, of Galveston, died Sunday, April 1, 2007 in Galveston.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2007 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a rosary to follow at 6:30 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Beni Wego, SVD and Father Gerald Lewis, SVD, concelebrating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston.
For over fifty (50) years, Mr. Demack was a Galveston produce merchant and owner of Demack & Company, Inc. He was passionate about his hometown and enjoyed helping others. Mr. Demack was a lifelong resident of Galveston, born on December 12, 1924. He graduated from Kirwin High School in 1941 and attended the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, Class of 1945 (now known as Texas A&M University). He was also a veteran of World War II and served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Demack married Vilma V. Del Papa in 1950 and was a loving husband and devoted father. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Galveston Lion’s Club, Serra Club, and the American Legion. In later years, he was also a member of the Sunday Morning Coffee Club at Edgewater.
Mr. Demack was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Anna Demack Sr. of Galveston, brother Jack Demack Jr. and his wife Marie of Galveston, and sister Giovanna and husband Charles Mallia Sr. of Galveston.
Survivors include his wife, Vilma V. Demack, sons Charles M. Demack, Jr. and wife Lisa, and Jack Alexander.Demack and wife Robin; grandchildren Jeremy Demack, Brandon Demack, Blair Demack and Lexi Demack, nieces Sandra Celli Harris and Anne Mallia Nigrelle, and nephew Richard S. Celli; and numerous other relatives.
Pallbearers are Paul Attanasio, Richard S. Celli, Richard Celli, Alexander Celli, Jeremy Demack, Brandon Demack, Randall Harris, and Robert Harris.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert H. Ford, Harold Stubbs, Dr. Simon Goldhirsh, Charles A. Farrell, Albert DiBella, Joseph Muscat, Kenneth Nigrelle, Michael Nigrelle, Paul Bleimeyer, Frank Williamson, Rev. Ray Pinard, Benny Hill, Jack Collier, and Ross J. Novelli.
Memorials may be sent to the Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association,
Special thanks to the 3rd Floor Staff at Turner Geriatric Center, Dr. Valerie Bauer, Camilla Randele, and Teri Humphrey for the special care and attention given to Mr. Demack during his recent illness.