LANCASTER—World War II veteran and Lancaster resident Calvin Demory, born April 18, 1927, went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2018.
Calvin, a lifelong Virginia resident was born in Fairfax County and served as a “China Marine” in Tsingtao, China. He married and raised his children in Prince William County. After 23 years of service with Olmstead Oldsmobile in Arlington, then 22 years with Stohlman Oldsmobile in Alexandria, he retired to Lancaster. No other state measured up to his beloved Virginia.
Calvin’s hard work, dependability and devotion will be sorely missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. Demory and Rosalie Makely Demory; wife, Betty H. Demory; son, Michael A. Demory; stepdaughter, Linda McElroy; grandson, Kenneth Maska; siblings, Ralph Demory, Elmer Demory, Carl Demory, Kenyon Demory and Nellie Rodenhi.
He is survived by his son, Calvin Jr.; daughter, Donna Schrader; and daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Demory; grandchildren, Joseph Demory, Nicholas Demory, Jason Demory, Sean Demory, Kevin Maska, Kameron Schrader, Dawn Brown, Robin Slater and Allen Flather; and six great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, June 5, at Currie Funeral Home, 116 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, June 6, at Historic White Marsh Church, 11040 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Interment followed at 2 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle. A reception was held following interment at 11 Hampton Park Road, Stafford.