Arthur Walter John DeMarchis, Born December 25th 1923 in Yonkers, NY. Died March 15th 2020. Graduate of Yonkers High School. Arty was one of ten brothers and sisters. He is survived by sisters Anna Valle and Gloria DeMarchis. Arthur was pre-deceased by his beloved wife and high school sweetheart, Florence. They were married for over 70 Years. He is survived by his devoted sons: Arthur Jr. (Debra), Dennis (Cathy), Joseph (Kathy) and Douglas (Virpi), nine grandchildren (Joe, Amalia, Luke, Nick, Olivia, Cedar, Emily, Meagan and Christa) and four great grandchildren. In 1958, Arty started a boat building business in Toms River, NJ manufacturing a wooden boat called Tobin Craft. He moved the business to Ossining in 1959. At a time when fiberglass boats were replacing wooden boats, he decided to start a marina and boat repair business, Westerly Marina – A Home for Your Boat. The business celebrated its 60th year in 2019. Arty was a fixture on the Hudson River and is well known and loved in the boating community. Three of his sons and two of his grandsons now work at Westerly Marina. Westerly Marina will never be the same without Arty at the helm. There will be no wake or funeral services at this difficult time in the world. There will be a celebration of life memorial, at a later date; to be announced.
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Ossining, New York 10562
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