Nicholas DeMarco of Mesa, Arizona, a devoted husband and father, passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 3, at the age of 87. In 1923, he was was born to Samuel DeMarco and Francesca D’Antimo DeMarco in Leaside, Ontario. He had been a resident of Mesa since 1978. Nicholas signed up to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, at the tender age of 18. He flew 39 missions in Europe as a bombardier in 1944 and 1945, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery. While stationed in England, he met his beloved wife June, and they were married in 1947. The two of them emigrated to Michigan in 1950.  In 1958, Nicholas graduated from Lawrence Technological Institute in Southfield, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering. He worked for the next 35 years as a project supervisor on major construction projects in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  After he retired in 1991, he remained active, and spent many years as a volunteer for the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), which is affiliated with the Small Business Administration, and which provides small-business owners and entrepreneurs with training, mentoring and support.  He is survived by his wife June, also a resident of Mesa, his sisters Anne Dalla Vicenza, Antoinette Worrall and Angela Hughes, all of whom reside in Ontario, and his two children Elizabeth, of Mesa, and Christopher, who resides in Michigan. He is also survived by his grandsons Shawn, Nicholas and Jeremiah, his granddaughter Angela and his great-grandson Braden.  A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Friday, August 20 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, located at 7900 East Main Street in Mesa.

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