Gary A. DeMedio, 63, of East Norriton Township died on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born on April 12, 1954 and raised in Conshohocken, PA, he was the son of Mary C. (Powers) DeMedio of Conshohocken, and the late Anthony J. DeMedio. Gary a ttended local schools, was active in community and school sports, played football while attending Valley Forge Military Academy, graduated from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School and studied at Villanova University prior to entering the Real Estate Business in 1972 when he became the President of DeMedio Keystone Realty Group, LLC., his uncle and father’s family business started in 1944. Gary’s extensive career in Real Estate spanned the residential, commercial, restaurant and liquor license divisions for leasing and sales, property management and insurance. Remaining true to his Conshohocken roots, Gary had a focus on economic development, main street revitalization, adaptive reuse of existing buildings and historic preservation for Conshohocken. Gary has served on numerous county, state and municipal boards, as well as various charity and fundraising events supporting Montgomery County and the surrounding area. Gary was the President of the former Central Montgomery County Association of REALTORS in 1987 where he was also actively involved in numerous committees. In addition, he served as a Director for the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS for several years. He was Vice President of the Conshohocken Business Development Committee since its inception in 2011 and was the current President of the Conshohocken Economic Development Corporation since 1989. Gary loved spending time with his family, golfing, a good cigar and fine wine. He will forever remain in our hearts. Surviving in addition to his mother are, daughter, Gianna DeMedio, the love of his life, Cheryl Garbarino, “the kids” Tara, Tony and Austin Duca, his #1 Golf Partner and grandson, Adam Duca. He was also loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is also survived by sister, Sharon wife of Thomas Hadfield. Relatives and Friends attended his Funeral Mass in St. Helena Catholic Church, 1489 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA, on Friday, May 26, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary’s name may be made to the Borough of Conshohocken, 400 Fayette Street, Suite 200, Conshohocken, PA 19428, (to fund the Community Center at the Fellowship House), or to the American Heart Association, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Condolences may be given at www.GatchaFuneral.com. Arrangements were by the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA.
Published in The Times Herald on May 24, 2017 (Edited)