Virgil John “Juggy” DeMario, 84, of Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Clifton, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Born in Passaic, Juggy was raised in Delawanna where he lived most of his life. He raised his own family there before retiring to Palm Coast, Florida, in 2002. Juggy served the City of Clifton as a member of the Fire Department from 1968 to 1995, retiring as a Lieutenant. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1959 after four years of service.
Juggy was a proud, active in many organizations including: Clifton FMBA 21, Life Member of the Nutley ELKS Lodge 1290, Palm Coast ELKS Lodge 2709, Athenia Veterans Post, the AMVETS, American Legion Post 115 in Florida, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the NRA (National Rifle Association). Juggy was an enthusiastic reader, had a passion for anything mechanical, and was a motorcycle enthusiast his entire life. But what Juggy loved best were people – he had a huge heart and was loved in return by many! Juggy was one of a kind and lived life to the fullest!!
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara Ann (nee Karasiewicz) DeMario in 2016 and son, Jeffrey DeMario in 1986.
Survivors include: son, Virgil F. DeMario (Meg); daughter, Deborah Ocot (Nathaniel); five grandchildren - Brielle John (George), Taylor Hoitsma (Donald Scott), Nathaniel Ocot (Jenna), Virgil Kevin DeMario and Katherine DeMario; two great-grandsons, Gideon and Colden; and two sisters, Joy Ralston and Eileen Brodsky.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning 11:00 am at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015 or by visiting www.deborahfoundation.org/donate/.
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