John Richard Deming

January 15, 1940July 26, 2020

John Richard Deming, 80, passed away in Houston, Texas on July 26, 2020. He was born on January 15, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John graduated from Pennsylvania State University on June 9, 1962. He worked for Chevron for 30 years in petroleum, oil and gas engineering. He also received a Military Training Certificate in "Reserve Officer's Training Corp", and he earned his pilot's license.

John is survived by his wife Aline Deming; sister Diana Deming in Alexandria, Virgina; and brother-in-law Gilbert Collins in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


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Diana Deming

August 15, 2020

I loved my brother. He was 5.5 years older and wiser. He was so curious. Before he took off to a new part of the world, he studied their history, he learned their language. He spoke 4 languages very well and knew others pretty well. This was my brother.

As a younger sister he took away my toys and taught me checkers then chess then a card game called Authors for starters. I was only 7. I was so lucky.

He knew in 6th grade he was going to be a petroleum engineer and he became one and went on to be a big shot at a major oil company.

He was a good son. My parents were so proud of him. Physical fitness fitness was paramount in our family. He lived a healthy life and biked 10 miles every morning in the dark before work. He was beautiful.

And I will miss the time we had together.

Diana Deming, walking now in his footsteps.