Obituary of Frank Demeter
Frank Demeter, 87, of White Township, New Jersey passed away peacefully on December 30, 2022 at Muhlenberg Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania surrounded by his loving family.
Frank was born in Union, New Jersey on June 14, 1935 to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Demeter. In 1943, Frank and his family moved to Lone Maple Farm in White Township. He and his wife Ellen (Mackey) Johnson-Demeter had their wedding anniversary on December 30th.
Frank graduated from Belvidere High School in 1953. He was a member of the Belvidere FFA and received the American Farmer Degree. He was a true steward of the land and was a farmer all his life. Frank was an avid outdoorsman and a lifetime member of the NRA. Frank served on the White Township Planning Board for almost two decades as well as on the township’s Agricultural Board. He was also a member of the NJ Farm Bureau.
A selfless and compassionate man, Frank lent much of his time to others, teaching valuable lessons, instilling goodness, and forming friendships across generations. He enjoyed travelling within the United States and abroad.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Ellen, are his daughters: Sue (and Gerard) McEvoy, Sandra (and Pascal) Simone and Jill (and Thomas) Redfern; his grandchildren: Phoebe (and Kevin) Matlock, Faith (and Garrett) Sassaman, Maren (and Erik) Wilson, Olivia Simone, Nicholai Redfern, Vivian Simone, Cecily Redfern, Clint McEvoy, Victor Simone and Clay McEvoy; and his great grandchildren: Berkley, Levi and Oaks Matlock.
Frank is also survived by his sister Betty Jane (and David) Newhouse of Belvidere, NJ and her children Betty Jean and David, Jr. and by his brother Richard (and Emily) of Bath, PA and his children Richard II, Daniel, Patrick, Timothy and Frank.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the MacFadden Funeral Home, 325 Hardwick St, Belvidere, NJ. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Summerfield United Methodist Church, 68 Summerfield Rd, White Township, NJ. Burial will follow at the Summerfield Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Belvidere FFA, the Good Will Fire Company and the Belvidere Ambulance Corps.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Frank Demeter, please visit our Tree Store
In Loving Memory
1935 - 2022
325 Hardwick Street
Belvidere, New Jersey 07823
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