One of Conshohocken’s biggest cheerleaders passed away on Monday. Gary DeMedio, and his family, have operated a real estate business from the corner of East 6th and Fayette for decades. We knew him pretty well and made a point to speak with him on a regular basis to keep tabs on what is happening in Conshy. Above he is pictured left with Robin Gupta.
One of his dreams for Conshohocken was to create a better connection between lower and upper Fayette Street. This would involve dotting Fayette Street with retail that would go from the bridge to the Whitemarsh border at 12th Avenue.
While he was never the Mayor of Conshohocken, it is hard to argue he wasn’t the unofficial Mayor of Fayette Street. When a new business opened on Fayette, he was usually involved in either representing the property or bringing the business owner to town. His legacy can be found on almost every block.
Below is his obituary and details about the viewing and funeral:
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 attended 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 PAR President in 1987, served as a PAR Director and was involved in multiple PAR committees. He is Vice President of the Conshohocken Business Development Committee since its inception in 2011 and the current President of the Conshohocken Economic Development Corp. 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 are invited to attend his Funeral Mass in St. Helena Catholic Church, 1489 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA, on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 am.
Burial will be private.
Family and Friends may call at the church on Friday morning from 8:45 am to 10:45 am.
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.