Francisco "Frank" Salvatore DeMaria

Monday, March 15th, 1943 - Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Francisco “Frank” Salvatore DeMaria, 77, of Baroda, MI passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Phil Bubar officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Benton Harbor. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Friday, June 26, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Chapel. Those wishing to share a memory of Frank online may do so at

Frank was born March 15, 1943 in Benton Harbor, MI to Leon & Josephine (Scimeca) DeMaria. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1962. On June 3, 1966 he married Elizabeth “Beth Ann” Butler in Benton Harbor. Frank worked for Bendix Corporation for 30 years where he held many positions. Frank loved the Lord and enjoyed going to church. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping up north in their cabin, working on cars and listening to books and music.

Frank is survived by his wife Beth DeMaria; children: Tammy (Christopher) Karnik, Cathy (Scott) Zak, JoAnna (Chuck) Ward and Elizabeth “Lisa” (Paulo “Bobby” Huerta) DeMaria; 8 grandchildren: Andrew Wagner, Hannah (Thomas Delannoy) Houseworth, Elizabeth (Zakery) Lewellen, Karissa Karnik, Chad (Avery) DeMaria, Chelsea Ward, Dustin Ward and Sara Callahan; sister Kathy (Harold) Kasischke; brother Steve (Beverly) DeMaria and many nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ann “Babe” Arent and brother Jack DeMaria.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00am
    Friday, June 26th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00am
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 10:00am
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Pat Thomsen

Posted at 08:05pm
Beth, so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. My family and I had many great times with Frank at the Italian Village. Prayers for you and your family. With sympathy, Pat Flood Thomsen

pete heyn

Posted at 04:07pm
My condolences on Frank's passing. I greatly enjoyed Frank's passion during our conversations. One of my earliest memories is of "Uncle Leo" telling Frank to help me get a Nehi soda from the cold water cooler at the Italian Village. Hope to see you soon Beth snd family.

Cheryl Layman

Posted at 08:13am
Beth and family,
My condolences to you and all your families in the loss of Frank. Thinking and praying for Gods comfort for you.

Cheryl (Fruehauf) Layman


Posted at 10:43am
Beth, no words can really express our feelings in the loss of Frank. He was a great man and will be greatly missed!!! We can rejoice in knowing that he is no longer suffering but with His Lord in Heaven and that one day soon, will be reunited forever. My last fond memory I have of Frank and you was about 6 months ago when you brought my Dad a frosty when he was in Pine Ridge. Hugs to you Beth and the girls. :)

Mitzy Posted at 10:46am

With love and prayers, Russel & Kay Panico and Jon & Mitzy White

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