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H. Nelson Demarest, Jr.

February 14, 1939 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 82)



H. Nelson Demarest, Jr., 82, of Milton, passed away on July 17, 2021 at Leighton Place Senior Living.

He was born on February 14, 1939, in Williamsport, son of Horatio and Mary Ruth (Barger) Demarest.

Nelson is an U.S. Army Veteran. He retired as a Sub District Director for the International Steel Workers Union. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed wintering in The Villages, FL for many years. He enjoyed reading, golfing and yard work. He was also a huge Penn State and Yankees baseball fan and enjoyed watching any sport his grandchildren participated in. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 19 years, the former Barbara Nunn.

He is survived by his son, H. Nelson (Michele) Demarest; daughter, Melissa (Red) Keller; two step-daughters, Melissa (Chris) Polak, Heather (Creighton) Douglas; two sisters, Lou Hall, and Flora Eck; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family funeral service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville.

There will be a public viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Spitler Funeral Home, friends and family are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

The family would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the amazing people at Leighton Place Senior Living who took such wonderful care of our father and grandfather.

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July 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Spitler Funeral Home, Inc.
733 Broad St.
Montoursville, PA 17754

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