Geneseo/Rochester: Formerly of Howard, NY, a resident of Lake Demmon for many years. Sam was born on 11/3/1923 and passed peacefully on 10/9/2017 at age 93. Predeceased by his parents Clarence & Ruth DeMay, his sister Joy Kyper, and his son-in-law Gerry Giehl. Survived by his wife of 43 years Marge (Neener) DeMay and his children; Elizabeth Wemple and Gary DeMay; step-children, Patrick (MaryEllen) Quinlan, Daniel Quinlan, Barbara Giehl, John (Kathy) Quinlan, Michael (Linda) Quinlan and Terence (Gina) Quinlan. 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.
Sam was the past owner of the 3rd generation Samuel R. Parry Machine Company of Rochester, NY until his retirement in 1993. He was a long time member of the Rochester Ad Club, the National Paper Box Association, and the Avon American Legion. Sam proudly served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War.
Friends may call on Thursday, October 12th, from 5-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, NY. A Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 13th, 1pm at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood, in memory of Dennis Marshall, 100 Groton Parkway, Rochester, NY 14623. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: