Nicholas James Demas

COLUMBUS

Nicholas James Demas, 96, of Columbus, died 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center of Columbus.

Born March 31, 1919, in Seymour, he was the son of Greek immigrants, James Nicholas and Evangeline Skarlos Demas. On Sept. 24, 1939, at Uniontown, he married Pauline Johnson. They were happily married for 71 years until she preceded him in death April 20, 2011.

He graduated in 1937 from Shields High School in Seymour and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed 30 years with B.F. Goodrich, and he retired in 1996. He served as store manager, store supervisor and assistant regional supervisor. He loved classical music and served on the board of directors of Pro Musica and also on the board of the senior center along with Burl Ellis. He was a member of AHEPA and served as a counselor with SCORE, a division of the Small Business Administration. He was a former president of Meridian Kiwanis Club and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include twin sons, Donald J. (Carolyn) Demas of Columbus, and Dr. Robert C. (Sherry) Demas of Wilmington, North Carolina; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sisters, Katherine King and Sophia Lange; and brothers, Alex and Constantine Demas.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street, Columbus, with Robert Ochs officiating.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at myers-reed.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideon’s International.