John L. DeMark




The West Virginia State CCC Museum Association is proud to announce that John L. DeMark (deceased) was inducted into the WVCCCMA Hall of Fame with the Class of 2012 on October 20, 2012. at the Fall CCC Jubilee held at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church, Quiet Dell, West Virginia.  His Sister and a number of his family members were in attendance.
Our Honoree was born October 5, 1921 at Stonewood, near Clarksburg, West Virginia. His parents,  Joseph and Catherine Spadafore DeMark immigrated from Italy. He attended Norwood Grade and Junior High School, and Roosevelt Wilson High School.

Our tender hearted and compassionate honoree served faithfully at Camp Bowers 2594, Pickens, and Camp Rhododendron 3527, near Morgantown, West Virginia 1935-1939, learning skills and making many friends. John's brother, Sandy, also was in the CCC. His collection of CCC Photos is preserved digitally in the West Virginia State CCC Hall of Fame. His sister, Mary Russell, noted that he one of a few who was highly skilled working with plaster.
Johnny served this Nation in World War II. Mr. DeMark was highly decorated in the United States Navy during the Pacific Theater campaigns. Johnny was particularly proud of his experience during the 1945 U.S. Invasion of Okinawa.

For most of his life, he worked and retired with thirty nine years at the Union Carbide Plant in Anmoore, West Virginia.  He married Nellie Byrd of Lewis County, West Virginia. The DeMarks adopted and raised two children.

A highly religious person throughout his life, his love for the Lord had no end. Our wonderful CCC Hall of Famer went to be with the Good Lord on November 15, 2005.

John DeMark with some friends.