Arthur DeMuro
  • 57 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 20, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 8, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

Art's celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 16th in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Art Museum at 2 pm.

In June of 2012, Art was diagnosed with Cushings Disease and stage four Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma shortly after. As you can imagine, this was all very overwhelming to him and his family. He chose to keep his condition private and received a lot of support from his children and a select few. 

Although his illness progressed quickly, he had first class medical care and fought as hard as he could. In the end he claimed to be in peace, to have no fear, and could not recall one regret in his life. He was by the side of close family including his five children: Jenna, Natalia, Renata, Salvatore, and Lorenzo.

In lieu of flowers, Art would have liked for donations to be sent to two places of his choice: The Oregon Symphony and/or University of Michigan, The Adrenal Cancer Foundation.

checks payable to: Oregon Symphony

921 SW Washington, Suite 200

Portland, Oregon 97205

checks payable to: University of Michigan

Medical Development, Attn. Kim Schuster

1000 Oakbrook, Ste. 10

Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6815

Or by calling 734-998-6893.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rick Werner on 16th September 2013

"Karen DuBose is making this tribute to Art and his family.  We were instant friends at Camelback High School; I coached Art not to wear a tie and bring a black briefcase his first day.  Art was the Spirit at Camelback HS, his quick humor unmatched, and never at anyone's expense.  His tireless energy and cheers at our footfall games were pure joy. Art was Homecoming King! I loved him so."

This tribute was added by Tim Barnett on 19th July 2013

"To everyone who loved and respected Art,  I attended high school with him.  He touched our lives as he shared his time, energy, talent and good nature with us.  He preserved our memories with the photos he took for our yearbook.  He was our Homecoming King and our friend.  We miss him but he always has and always will inspire us with the example he set.  -Tim Barnett CHS Class of 1973"

This tribute was added by sandra ciantro on 12th September 2012

"Ciao Art mi dispiace non averti mai potuto conoscere di persona io sono sandra la ragazza italiana a cui hai dato la possibilità di avere Jenna con noi per un anno sono sicura che sei stato un gran padre, e sono certa che il tuo spirito sarà sempre vicino a loro, segui la luce divina ed emana tanto amore hai tuoi figli grazie sandra ti amo tanto Jenna si forte in questo momento doloroso"

This tribute was added by David Krhovsky on 11th September 2012

"To all the DeMuros, I have such fond memories of Art in our college days at ND. He was truly a unique and wonderful person who will be sorely missed. We will keep him, and all of you, in our prayers.
Dave Krhovsky  UND  1977  Go Irish!"

This tribute was added by William Grippo on 11th September 2012

"To Natalia, Jenna, Renata,Sal, and Lorenzo and family,

I'm very sorry for your loss.  You don't need me to tell you how much your Dad was loved and respected, but I am going to anyway.  I will miss his steady hand, brilliant ideas, and his kind advice.  Your Dad will always be remembered and always be missed.  Billy Grippo"

This tribute was added by Jo Bjurstrom on 10th September 2012

   My heart goes out to you and your siblings as you go through this difficult time. Your Dad was was truly loved by all his beautiful children,
And will be watching over each of you everyday.~Joann von Klopfenstein."

This tribute was added by Mary Hannon on 10th September 2012

"To the DeMuro family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss and wishing you comfort during this time.  My dad, David Krhovsky, was a college friend of Art and always spoke so highly of him.  I know that he will be forever missed by his family and ND friends.  - Mary Krhovsky Hannon"

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Jenna DeMuro


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