SHARON, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Frank W. “Franko” DeMarco, 71, of Sharon, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sharon Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Sharon on November 7, 1947, he was a son of Joseph S. DeMarco and Eleanor J. Burkhart DeMarco.
Franko attended Mercer School and was a landscape and wall designer of Cottage Gardens.
He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient.
Franko was a member of the New Deal Club, Slovenian Home, Wheatland American Legion, Italian Home Club, Farrell VFW Post 5286 and Jim and Moe’s I-TAM Club, Niles, Ohio.
He is survived by two daughters, Melissa DeMarco Phillips and her husband, Kenny, of Mercer and Marleen DeMarco and her companion, David, of Mentor, Ohio; three sons, Frank DeMarco of Chardon, Ohio, Dominic DeMarco of Hermitage and Derek Vasconi of Japan; three sisters, Eleanor Smeltz and her husband, Harry, of Hermitage, Theresa DeMarco and her companion, Bob Johnston, of Sharpsville and Mary DeMarco of Sharpsville; two brothers, Joe DeMarco, Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Mercer and James DeMarco of Sharon and five grandchildren.
Franko was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Louie DeMarco and a sister, Antoinette DeMarco.
Calling hours will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 29 in John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2630 E. State Street, Hermitage.
Funeral service with military honors, will be at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 29 in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. C. Charles Eckles officiating.
Cremation will follow services.
A television tribute will air Monday, April 29 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.