Tom Demars

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died April 16, 2006

Tom J. DeMars, age 52 of 1102 South 22nd Street, Escanaba, MI died Sunday morning April 16, 2006 at home surrounded by his family.
Tom was born April 6, 1954 in Escanaba the son of Jackie (Desmond) DeMars and Frank DeMars. He was raised in Escanaba and he was a 1972 graduate of Escanaba High School. Following graduation Tom served in the U.S. Marines where he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. Tom was united in marriage to the former Cathy Roberts on July 11, 1975 at St. Anne

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    Cathy, Tina, Bob and Mickey; there are no words to tell you of the sadness I feel at Tom’s passing. One of the greatest things about living in your neighborhood was the way your entire family treated Toni and Tyler while we lived down the street. Your house was definitely the place to hang out, enjoying the fires in the yard and playing with the kids. I was lucky enough to be in your back yard a few times for that, and it was always a great time. I always knew that I could be comfortable knowing that the girls were there! Even after all these years, I’ve often thought of all of you with much fondness. You’re a wonderful family unit, and that bond will help you all get through this difficult time. Tom will be missed by all who loved him. Tom was always very obviously a “parent”; someone who enjoyed his kids and family life. I always thought of him as so young at heart. I’m privileged to have known him, as are Toni and Tyler. Sometimes we’re all just lucky to meet and be around people that make you comfortable and are fun to be with; I always found that to be true with Tom and the rest of you. Bless you all so much. I know there are people around to help you through this very sad time, and I pray that their strength will see you through. My thoughts are with you all.
    Diane (Krebs) Graham
    Escanaba, MI

    Tina, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. It was always heart warming to watch your dad come in with the kids from your mom’s daycare. He was a very great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Cheryl Chellew
    Norway, MI

    *HUGS* to you all, Cathy, Tina, “Bobby” and Mickey. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers and I know that together you will stay strong during this tough time. Wish I could be there in the backyard with you all just like when we were kids.

    Toni (Krebs) Berman
    Marinette, WI

    Cathy & kids,

    We are so sorry for your loss. as we all know Tom was a very special person, but you all know that better than any. So many care so deeply you will always know that you’ll never walk alone in your journey to moving on in your life without him. Surround yourselves with love and family and friends. and may peace be with all of you, you have a beautiful lifetime of memories to hold on your hearts.

    Greg & Cathy Tolman
    Escanaba, MI

    Tom was a wonderful man. He loved the daycare kids so much and was very very special to my grandaughter Haylee. She was his little princess, she will miss him deeply as will anyone that knew him.

    Thank you Tom for brightening my little angels life and making it easier for her to be away from her mom.

    Cathy Tolman
    Escanaba, MI

    It is with deep sadness that I have heard of the great loss of Mr. DeMars. He was a wonderful and man and father. The DeMars family was one of the first I met as a young child. I graduated with Micky and I enjoyed my childhood around the DeMars family. I send all my love and prayers during this difficult time.

    Joanne (Miketinac) Preston
    Kalamazoo, MI

    I am sorry for the loss, and may God’s care be with the family always. Family- he is in a better place now.

    Escanaba, MI

    Our hearts go out to Cathy and the rest of the DeMars family.We know these are the hardest of times but in time you’ll all get through this.We’ll remember Tom as a good husband a good father,friend and neighbor and the fond memorys I personally had of Tom when I was growing up with him.Our deepest regrets.

    David and Patty Nelson
    Wells, MI

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time.

    Denise (Roberts) And Dick Weber
    Bark River, MI

    Tina and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you all.

    Traci (Lavigne) Michael
    Sheboygan, WI

    Dear Cathy and family Please accept my deepest sypmathy to all of you during this difficult time i will keep you in my prayers Tom was a super guy.

    Judy Warner
    Escanaba, MI

    I am so sorry for the loss. I was fortunate enough to see him at a Dr.’s visit a while back and he was in such good spirits. We had a wonderful talk and I will treasure that greatly. He was a great person and will be missed tremendously. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jill (Gobert) VanDamme
    Rock, MI

    Tina and Family,

    We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to ask. We will be there for you all.

    Thinking of you. Praying for you. Wishing you peace.

    Theresa & Ray Burley and Family
    Gladstone, MI

    My prayers and love go out to Tom’s family, I remember Tom as a very good neighbor. He enjoyed his family, friends and neighbors very much.

    Patty Bray Woerpel
    Escanaba, MI


    Sorry to hear about Tom. It has been so long since I seen him,I live in Missouri. I probably passed him on the street in Esky when we visited, and didn’t even know him. Tom was the Godfather to my son Jim. I know if you talk to Nancy she will know who I am. I am Mary (LaMarche) Richards. Its been along time but I was very close to the whole family years and years ago. Tom was a good man, may God bless you and your whole family.

    Mary (LaMarche) Richards
    Waynesville, MO

    May the strength of God, help you through these times of sorrow.


    The Nantelle’s (Mike, Sheila, Alicia and James)
    Escanaba, MI

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Tom. Your family is in our prayers.

    Kevin & Renee Jenshak & Family
    Bark River, MI


    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Please know Tim and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers. If you should need anything, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

    Becky and Tim McIntyre
    Escanaba, MI

    Tina and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Nicole (Zerbel) Ivers
    Atlanta, GA

    Cathy and Family,

    During this difficult time may you feel God’s loving arms around you. Due to prior commitment will be unable to attend services but will continue to lift you in prayer to the Lord.

    Barbara Nelson
    Escanaba, MI

    My true condolences and prayers to Tom and his family.

    George Madison
    L’anse, MI

    Thank you to all who are keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers. It really helps us to know that so many people are thinking of our loss and are willing to help in some way or another.


    Cathy, Tina, Bob and Mickey
    Escanaba, MI

    Cathy & Family,

    So sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I will always remember the good laughs we had in High School.

    You & yours are in my thoughts & prayers.

    Bonnie (Peterson) Carignan
    Escanaba, MI

    Tina & family, I am really sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Try to keep your head up and remember the Lord is walking with you through this rough time.

    Take care.

    Brian & Monica Boland
    Lebanon, OH

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