John George Demeter

February 10, 1924March 6, 2018

DEMETER, John G., Age 94, Lt. Col. USAFR, Retired. John, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, went to be with our Heavenly Father on March 6, 2018. John was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 10, 1924. He was a resident of Dayton, Ohio for 71 years. John was a WW II Veteran as a pilot and served in the Asia Pacific Theatre. He retired from NCR Corporation after 40 years of service. John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret (Vassy). Surviving are their three sons, Stephen (Teresa), Michael (Laura), and Joseph (Brenda); six grandchildren, Megan, Nicole, Jonathan, Jaclyn, Jason, and Jenna, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 311 East Second Street, Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 1:30 PM. Father Ken Pleiman will conduct the service. Friends may offer condolences at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton Ohio, on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 5:00-8:00 PM. Burial with military honors will be at the Dayton National Cemetery in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Precious Blood Missions or Hospice of Dayton, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to


  • Missionaries of the Precious Blood
  • Hospice of Dayton


  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 10, 2018

John George Demeter

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Julie Weeks

March 13, 2018

Dear Dr. Demeter and family,
I was sorry to hear of your father's passing. May you feel God's love and support during the difficult time ahead~Julie Weeks

Anne Marie Schmidt (Kertesz)

March 9, 2018

John was a faithful member of William Penn Association, Branch 249, Dayton, Ohio. He attended meetings regularly and participated in all the local WPA and Hungarian functions. He was a dear friend of my parents Al & Annie Kertesz, Music of Hungary radio program. We will miss his warm smile, support and friendship. May he Rest In Peace with Margaret , and may his family be comforted by the love of his friends.
Anne Marie and Mark Schmidt

Gail Robison

March 9, 2018

I am sadden by the loss of John. He was a wonderful person that I enjoyed talking to at our Hungarian meetings and other functions. He loved talking about the "Good Old Days" especially living in the West Side of Dayton's Hungarian Community and Holy Name Church.
When he reflected on these times his eyes would twinkle and his face would beam with a warm smile. He was proud of his heritage. His absence at the Magyar Club of Dayton will sadden our hearts, but his memory will continue to bring us smiles.

Bill Wimsatt

March 8, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. D. Growing up on Wroe avenue, I have many fond memories of Mr. D. The most significant ones surround his willingness to freely share his knowledge in a nurturing way. As a teenage boy in the late sixties, a car was almost a requirement. Mr. D walked down the alley several times with his bag of tools and a great deal of knowledge to help get a teenage boy, who did not have the money for a mechanic, back on the road. The experiences of personal instruction feel so much better than Google and YouTube.

Thanks Mr. D.

Bill Wimsatt