Vincent A. DeMarco Jr
Born in Devon, Pa to the parents of Vincenzo DiMarco and Barbara Mancini in a single house of 4 boys and 4 girls. They lost a sister and brother at a very young age, but the remaining 6 all lived in the quaint dwelling on Berkley Avenue. As Vince grew up they had to manage the fields his father grew and sometime the boys will be boys shirking their duties. HE went to Tredyffrin High school where he learned his basic Math and English skills.
After school he went into the Army and spent 2 years in Korea in the 107th Ordinance branch. He was a sergeant that had a group of men fixing tanks and jeeps during his stint. He said doing guard duty and running a tank to the front line were his scariest moments. He loved Japan and their way of life.
Vince worked as a Philadelphia Union carpenter for many builders and finally set his roots with the Henderson Group Inc. for over 15 years. HE said being superintendent was his most amazing accomplishments other than raising his family. Many projects were completed by him saving labor cost at work and even at home. Of course he got his sons involved at home to help with a project when they can.
Vince was a fair man and always said to Vinnie, if you give your employer an honest day of work, you gain the rewards. There are photos of him sitting in his trailer with a big smile when his men on the sight celebrated his birthday with drinks and food. But his most pleasing smile was when he was dancing with his wife, Josephine at weddings and even his 25th anniversary! He met her from his front porch when he would play his guitar. She worked in a hobby store across the street where they fell in love with each other. Unfortunately she was taken from him in 1999 which broke his heart.
Gardening and his precious tomatoes! Anyone who knew Vince always expects his garden to be full of tomatoes. He had a green thumb, I’ll let you in on a little secret, his magic as I found out was prepping the soil. His sons Vinnie and Joe have gardens of their own. Yearly trek to Black Creek Nursery in Lancaster was his favorite. He was like a child in a candy store. Let me tell you, Home Depot, Lowes and other local nurseries were targets of his obsession. As you know, most of the plants all produce their yield. Vinnie will continue the trek every year but he will be reducing the tomato quantity……Sorry Dad!
Unfortunately, Vince was taken away from our lives on April 12, 2021. Not by covid but by a muscle called our heart. I wrote this obituary not as a systematic obit, but as a feeling from my heart what my father meant to all of us. He takes the moment to talk to you. He wasn’t mean or wrong doing. If a neighbor asked for help he would give them a hand. He took care of my mother till the day she passed. I hope you found your path of glory Dad.
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Vince is survived by his sons, Vincent DeMarco III, Joseph Giuffre (Cass), Granddaughters Nicole Miller (John), Elizabeth Miller and great grand children. Brother Frank DiMarco, Sisters Dora Vito, Antoinette Biondi (John), Sister-in law Elaine Spencer (Jeff) and Brother-in law Francesco Trama (Patricia). Predeceased Wife Josephine V. DeMarco, Brother Dominic DeMarco, Sister Mary Rossi and Sister-in law Joanna M Trama.
Private Service will be for the intermediate family.
Donations going to the Alzheimer Association of Delaware Valley. Click Here to Donate to the Alzheimer Association of Delaware Valley