Rev. Eugene F. DeMarco Sr.

Rev. Eugene F. DeMarco Sr.

BIRTH: 12/06/1937

DEATH: 08/07/2018

2 Timothy 4:7-8 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Rev. Eugene F. DeMarco Sr., 80, of Daugherty Twp., passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in Good Samaritan Hospice. Born December 6, 1937, in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Curcio) DeMarco.
A graduate of New Brighton High School, ‘Geno’ lived his entire life in New Brighton, impacting his community and the world with the love of Christ. His life’s passions and highest priorities were his faith and his family.
Geno worked for Peluso Moving & Storage for a number of years until 1975. His generosity and kindness were exemplified through his role as operations dispatch manager, providing employment for young men. During this time Geno also was the drummer and lead singer of the Cleftones, a well-known band that performed throughout the Beaver Valley. His talent and love for music would continue to touch the hearts of many in his pastoral years.
In 1973, Geno became the pastor of New Brighton Christian Assembly, his home church. From then to his death, Geno lived to minister to others. During his pastorate, the church experienced the greatest growth in her history, including vibrant youth and music departments and a mission endeavor that today has 10 churches in South Africa. He served his organization in various local, district and national offices, encouraging pastors and churches, modeling a Christ-like example for countless ministers.
Geno’s heart for the community was expressed through his ministerial involvement, leading with other ministers to establish a soup kitchen. For many years he was a faithful member of the YMCA, where he made every walleyball player laugh.
Geno’s love for the church was second only to his family. His wife Norma was the love and joy of his life, his best friend, and his partner in ministry. He celebrated his children and grandkids, attending all their games and performances. His greatest joy was knowing each of his children and grandchildren have a strong personal relationship with Christ.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Norma A. (Donatelli) DeMarco; his children, Eugene Jr. (Cheryl) DeMarco, Rev. Samuel (Jill) DeMarco, Marie DeMarco, and David DeMarco; his grandchildren, Alexa (Jordan) Curry, and Jessica, Grace, Rachel, Alyssa, Gina, David Joshua, Elijah, and Hannah Bella DeMarco; his brother, David (Karen) DeMarco; and his sister, Mary Ann (Ray) Fields.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., gabauerfamily funeralhomes.com. He will lie in state on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. in the New Brighton Christian Assembly Church at1810 Valley Avenue, New Brighton.
Private interment will follow in Grove Cemetery.
The family requests that contributions be made in Eugene’s nameto the New Brighton Christian Assembly – Attn: Music Ministry or People Who Love Fund.

 

 

 

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Lee Mason from Walnut,Ca wrote on August 12, 2018 at 4:28 pm:
Geno and I were band mates in 1953/4 at
New Brighton High school. Even at that young age he stood out as something special. He still stands out as one of the most fun-loving, genuinely human persons in my 82 year memory.
Heaven will be a happier place with him there.
Laurie and Greg Martin from Beaver wrote on August 12, 2018 at 11:35 am:
We are so sorry to hear about Pastor Geno. Our thoughts and prayers are with the familv durning this difficult time. Just think he is up in heaven rejoicing with our Lord and Savior.
Wina Williams Nevling from Statesville, NC wrote on August 9, 2018 at 5:48 pm:
Pastor Demarco was so loved by me in my younger years and as I grew older. I enjoyed talking to him so much when I came back to the church since I live in North Carolina. I will miss seeing him, his smile and talking to him. I express my sincere sympathy to all of the members of his family.

Wina Williams Nevling