Peter G. DeMarco
1934 – 2019 Obituary
Tuxedo, NY – Peter G DeMarco MD FAAP died on January 19th, 2019 in Westchester Medical Center at the age of 84 years. He suffered a sudden massive cerebrovascular accident.
Peter G DeMarco MD FAAP was born on March 24th, 1934 in Corona, Queens NY to Michael and Dominica DeMarco and raised in Flushing, Queens. He attended Manhattan College 1952-1955 and matriculated to New York Medical College at School Flower & 5th Avenue in Manhattan from 1955-1959. During this time, he married Philomena Rella on June 14, 1959. He continued his medical training as a pediatrician with an Internship at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan from 1959-1960, and then a residency at Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island 1960-1962. Through the Berry Plan, he served in the Air Force Reserves at Dow Air Force SAC base in Bangor ME during the Cuban Missile Crisis from 1962-1964.
Dr. DeMarco moved to Suffern NY in 1964 for private practice in General Pediatrics; he spent his entire professional career serving this community, including working as a volunteer as the Chief of Pediatrics at Good Samaritan Hospital. His civil service was recognized with several achievement awards from Rockland County and New York State. He was an avid painter and multi-talented craftsman. He was a brilliant humorist and notorious jokester, sharing his wit with his patients and their parents. Many pediatric patients returned to him as parents, looking for care for their own children. He inspired numerous young people to pursue careers in health care.
He is survived by his wife, Philomena, his sister Joy Calvo (children Linda Spalding and Lauren Calvo) as well as his natural and married children – Peter, Paul (wife Eileen), and Cathyann (husband, Jim) as well as 7 grandchildren: Peter’s daughter, Clare; Paul and Eileen’s children Andrew, Elisabeth, and Michael; and Cathyann and Jim’s children Julia, Jimmy, and Gianna.
A viewing is planned for January 23rd, 2019 at Wanamaker and Carlough on Route 59 and a funeral mass is planned for January 24th, 2019 at St Joan of Arc Parish on Eagle Valley Road in Sloatsburg NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s honor may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 200 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105, (800) 822-6344 or http://www.stjude.org .
Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 22, 2019
DeMarco, Peter G. [MC1955 RIP]
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