Richard “Rich” Vincent DeMaio, age 67, of Scott Township, PA, went home to the Lord peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones on October 8, 2023.
Rich was born on September 17, 1956, in Carnegie, PA to the late Eugene and Gloria (Baker) DeMaio and grew up in Green Tree, PA. He was a graduate of Keystone Oaks High School where he met his bride of 45 years.
Rich was a union tile setter for over 30 years, retiring from JP Phillips, Inc. in September 2021. He transformed countless spaces into works of art through his skillful tile work. His meticulous attention to detail was his trademark, earning him the admiration and respect of colleagues and customers alike.
Beyond his profession, Rich loved his family, which he put above all else. His passion was his craftsmanship, such as building his dream log cabin, his home remodels and the many woodworking projects. His love of football included rooting for the Steelers and his son’s teams, but also where he quarterbacked for Keystone Oaks High School and the University of Cincinnati. He also loved all things Italian, trips to the Strip District, sitting on the porch with his bride at the cabin, Tetris, traveling and golfing.
Rich was a devoted husband to Barbara (Brajdic), a loving father to Leanne DeMaio, Richard (Nicole) DeMaio, and Justin (Kathrina) DeMaio, and loving grandfather to Santino and Gianna DeMaio. In addition, he is survived by his sister Carol Kirley, brother Anthony DeMaio and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Linda Emmanuel, Janet Pugh and Yvonne DeMaio.
Rich’s life was a testament to the values of family, hard work, and even harder play. His fun-loving personality touched the lives of the many who had the privilege to know him. His memories will continue to live on in the hearts of his family and friends.
Family and friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp., 15220. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m. Friday, in St. Thomas More Church, Resurrection Parish.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriner’s Children’s Erie.
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