- 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.
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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!"
"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"
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."
"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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