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John Howard Demmler

August 16, 1953 July 8, 2019
John Howard Demmler
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Obituary for John Howard Demmler

John Howard Demmler, 65, of Depot St. in Jamestown, passed away at 1:11 pm on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie, PA.

He was born in Greenville, PA on August 16, 1953 to John J. and Sally (Axtell) Demmler.

John was a 1971 graduate of Jamestown High School and attended Gannon University before moving to Texas in 1980. He worked for NASA and White's Inc. in warehouse assembly before moving back to Jamestown and working in the family business, Jamestown Builders, as a finish carpenter.

He was of the Catholic faith, and enjoyed cooking, taking care of his plants, and caring for his family. He loved his dog, Hero, and was an avid reader and philosopher. He enjoyed sports, especially hockey, and rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams.

John is survived by his wife at home, Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Osborne. They were married on May 14, 2004. Also surviving are: his father, John J. Demmler of Jamestown; his daughter, Angela M. Ellis and her companion, Michael Dembinski, of Erie; five grandchildren, Ashley and her husband, Allen, William, Nathan, Saundra, & Olivia; three great grandchildren, Julianna, Natalie, & Allison; four brothers, Bradley W. Demmler and his wife, Lisa, of Katy, TX, Karl D. Demmler and his companion, Mary Burnett, of Jamestown, Douglas J. Demmler and his wife, Laura Jane, of Jamestown, and Mark A. Demmler and his companion, Lawrence Fisher, of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Michelle L. DePree and her husband, Todd, of Jamestown, Marcella L. Demmler of Jamestown, and Melissa L. Shannon and her husband, Thomas, of Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by: his mother, Sally Demmler; and his granddaughter, Madilyn Mae Dembinski.

The family will hold private services.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA, 16125 or Messages of sympathy, stories, and photos can be shared at:

Arrangements are under the direction of: OSBORNE-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 73-75 Columbia Ave. Greenville, PA 16125


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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Rocky Glen Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rocky Glen Rd.
Adamsville, PA 16110

Rocky Glen Rd. Adamsville 16110 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Strayhaven Animal Shelter

94 Donation Road
Greenville, PA 16125

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