George Demeree

Obituary of George F. Demeree

George F. Demeree, age 86 passed away at Valley Health Services on January 18th, 2021 from Covid-19. Born October 15th at Harpursville, NY, the son of Richard and Beulah Cheeseman Demeree. He graduated from Guilford Central School in 1953 and from Morrisville Ag & Tech in 1955. He married the former Nancy Salamacha on May 28th, 1955. He worked as the farm manager for the former Chemung Co. Farm in Breesport, NY for 18 months, before buying the Webster Johnson farm near Little Falls, NY. George loved farming and his Holstein-Fresian Cattle. He was a member of many farm organizations in which he held a leadership role including the O.H.M. Holstein Club, NFO Eastern Dairy Co-Op, Farm Bureau and the RCMA – a regional bargaining agency covering several states where he worked directly with the NYS Secretary of Agriculture. George worked for many years as a member of the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Danube. He turned the farm over to his son, Timothy over 30 years ago and worked as a R.E. Broker and sold many farms over the years where he earned a reputation for his open-ness and honesty, a very enjoyable second career for him. George was a man of faith and strong family values. He leaves behind his wife, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. His travels with his wife included trips to Myrtle Beach, Branson, and Europe. His immediate family who will miss him greatly include his sons, David of Ilion, Tim and Mary on the farm, George Jr. and Angie of NC; daughter, Sandy and Michael of NC; plus 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers please consider gifts in George’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program-F, 501 St. Jude’s Place, TN 38105. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Martin Burrello officiating.
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