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75, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019
in his home in Tampa, FL. He died in his home surrounded by his family who loved him deeply.
He was born on November 5, 1944 to William DeMarse and Beatrice DeMarse and officially
became a Floridian when he attended Jacksonville University where he graduated in 1968.  He
was a wonderful husband, loving father, amazing grandfather and caring great-grandfather.  Bill
is survived by his wife Connie DeMarse, daughter Gina Arquette, son Bill and his wife Stacy
DeMarse; his grandchildren, Ashley and her husband Jason Tally, Brittany and her husband
Benjamin Barse, Ashton DeMarse, Ryleigh DeMarse and Diora DeMarse; great-grandchildren
Sterling Barse and Wyatt Tally.  He is also survived by his twin sister Margaret (Peg) Hater.  He
has now joined his son Chadwick DeMarse who passed away in 2007 in Heaven.  In lieu of
services the family has decided to celebrate his life privately.

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