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Fr. Dennis Demko dies at age 57

Redemptorist Father Dennis Joseph Demko died December 30 at the St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD, of double pneumonia and complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 57.

Father Demko was born July 28, 1952, and professed first vows as a Redemptorist August 3, 1974. He was ordained to the priesthood May 24, 1980.

Viewing will be held January 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held January 4 at 11 a.m. at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will follow.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Demko, and for the comfort and peace of his family, fellow Redemptorists, and friends who mourn his loss.