Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238
Raymond R. De Marco, Sr., 88, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away peacefully Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.
He was born September 5, 1928 in New York City, NY and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and worked as a security analyst for Standard and Poors until 1960. He went on to retire from Moore & Schly, Cameron Co. in 1977. Ray married his wife Stella on Nov. 7, 1953 and they lived in Brooklyn until moving to Staten Island in 1956 and then to Port Charlotte in 1977.
Ray is a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid baseball fan. His favorite team was the New York Yankees, becoming a Mets fan later in life. Ray coached Mid Island Little League and Babe Ruth League in both Staten Island and Port Charlotte. He also enjoyed watching football, especially the New York Giants.
Ray was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Stella S. De Marco of Port Charlotte; son, Richard “Ricky” De Marco of East Stroudsburg, PA; daughters, Donna (Rick) Bauer of Clifton Springs, NY and Diana (Matt) Uebelacker of Lake Suzy, FL; grandchildren, Robert R. Bauer, Stacy Munson, Matthew Uebelacker, Richard De Marco, Jr., Kristina Carey, Felecia De Marco, Priscilla De Marco, and Mark Uebelacker; and great grandchildren, Nora Munson, Bethany Munson, Logan Carey, E’owen De Marco, Aubrey Care, Ian Bauer, Carson Carey, Grace Butler and Claire Munson. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Salvatore and Angelina Avalone, his brother, Frank De Marco, and his eldest son, Raymond R. De Marco, Jr.
Visitation was held Monday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sept. 12, 2017 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11:00 AM, Sept. 13, 2016 at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel, 2151 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. Entombment with military honors by a U.S. Army Honor Guard will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel