Irene E. DeMark Johnson
Johnson, Irene E. DeMark Passed away, Wed. Oct. 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by much love. Born on Apr. 21, 1931 in Elmira, Irene was the daughter of the late, John J. & Velma E. Smith DeMark and was a graduate of SHS. Irene was employed by Remington-Rand as a secretary for 17 years. Active in the community, Irene was involved in many organizations, Southport Kiwanis, Italian American Veterans, the American Legion Post #154, Catholic War Vets, and was manager of the Southern Tier Food Bank. With music in her heart and a smile on her face, Irene was a member of the White Eagle Singers. She so enjoyed singing, dancing, and was a very special lady to many. Surviving is her loving family; daughter, Terry Lee (James) Rogers, OH; son, Robert (Lisa) Johnson, Elmira; brother, John Jr. (Betty) DeMark, NC; grandchildren, Lynn and Dave Rogers, and Jeremiah Johnson; great grandchildren, Ryan Pattin, Kyler Johnson, and Jacob Johnson; nieces, nephews, a friend and companion of 20 years, Frank Lepa and a community of friends. In addition to her parents, Irene was predeceased by her siblings, Glora Wandel, Donald DeMark, and Michael DeMark; sister-in-law, Ann DeMark; uncle, Gabe (Betty) DeMark. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sun. Oct. 16, 2016 between the hours of 1-4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira, NY on Mon. Oct. 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. followed by graveside services in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice in her memory.
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