The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 16, 2014

Albert Bela Demko


MOUNT HOPE — DEMKO – Albert Bela, 98, Mount Hope, died Feb. 15, 2014 at Rose of Sharon Home, St. Michael. Born Aug. 21, 1915, in Johnstown, son of John and Mary (Zvolensky) Demko. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Katherine (Chesla) Demko, who died Jan. 7, 2002; granddaughter, Dana Demko; brother, Robert; and sister, Bertha Luther. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth “Betty,” wife of Camillus Long, Mount Hope; son, Thomas J., married to Ruth Connell, Greenwood, Indiana; grandchildren, Annette (Gary) Luchini; Pamela (Carl) Freidoff; Lorraine (Galen) George; Karen (Brian) Shoulta; and Christopher (Maria) Demko; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Albert worked for U.S. Steel for 41 years. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, and South Fork Lions Club. Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Father Charles F. Bodziak. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.  The family would like to acknowledge with special thanks the staff at Rose of Sharon Home and Windber Hospice for their care and support. (

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