Funeral services for Harold B. Demick, Jr., 78, will be held on Monday, December 26, 2011 at 1pm at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam with Rev. William Hart officiating. Burial will follow in theBayside Cemetery in Potsdam. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, December 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friends may make donations in his memory to either the Potsdam Rescue Squad or Hospice. Mr. Demick died peacefully in his home on December 21.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; four children, Mark and his wife, Mary of Reston, VA, Katherine of Concord, NH, Stephan and his wife, Mary of Freehold, NJ and Peter and his wife, Patrice of Charlotte, VT; and eight grandchildren, Elizabeth and her husband, David Moore, Caitlin Sise, Thomas Sise, Jr., Matthew Demick, Evan Demick, Taylor Demick, Palmer Demick, and Oliver Demick.
He was born in Newport, VT on February 6, 1933, Mr. Demick was the son of Harold B. Demick, Sr. and Elizabeth Henley Demick. He entered into the military service upon graduation from college. Upon his retirement, he had spent his career in the US Army Signal Corps and rose to the rank of Colonel. Mr. Demick diligently worked for the Town of Potsdam for 25 years including 8 years on the town council.
A man of great dignity and character, he will be missed not only by his family but all that knew him.