Greg Demetrick
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 20, 1970
  • Place of birth:
    Syracuse, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 12, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Burlington, Vermont, United States
Let the memory of Greg be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Greg Demetrick, 44, born on January 20, 1970 and passed away on June 12, 2014.

We will remember his kindness, his sense of humour, his friendship and love.  

Greg is survived by a daughter, Kira Parker Demetrick of Jeffersonville, Vermont, his wife, Elan Ahlstrom of Burlington, and his parents, Tom & Linda Demetrick and Mary Russo Demetrick of Syracuse, New York.  He also leaves behind his siblings, Brian Demetrick of Texas, Chris Demetrick of Syracuse, New York and Trina Demetrick Russo, also from Syracuse, New York.

Greg attended Syracuse University and was one of the early pioneers in web development and podcasing, working for companies such as Netgrity, Ziff Davis Media, Webfluency and more recently he was employed by American Meadows of Williston, Vermont as a Senior Web Developer.

If you would like to donate in memory of Greg to the educational fund set up for his daughter by American Meadows, please mail a check to:

Kira Parker Demetrick (Education Fund)
c/o New England Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 527
Williston, VT 05495

Checks will need to be made out to Kira Parker Demetrick.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Toni Drowne on 20th January 2017

"Happy Birthday, Greg.

Could never forget your birthday. Or you."

This tribute was added by Tracy Parker Piche on 20th January 2017

"Thinking about you today as we do every year.  Our baby girl and no longer a baby.  She reminds me of you everyday!  I swear she has your goofy HELLO down!  She will be taking her driving test in a few weeks!  GULP!  Miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Linda Parker on 20th January 2017

"Happy Birthday "Kiras Daddy"  You are thought of often and always in my heart..."

This tribute was added by Katrina Russo on 20th January 2017

"Happy Birthday little brother...wish I was texting you this right now...saying I would call you later today...you are SO missed!!"

This tribute was added by Patrick-Michel Dagenais on 20th January 2017

"Happy birthday my good friend."

This tribute was added by Kira PDemetrick on 26th June 2016

"Thinking about you right now. I was listen to your pod cast. Can't believe it's been two years. So much has happen. I miss you and know you are always there for me."

This tribute was added by Kira PDemetrick on 22nd June 2016

"We will find you acting on your best behavior
Turn your back on Mother Nature
Everybody wants to rule the world

Can't believe it's been two years but I know you are still with me

Love you

Read more at http://www.lyrics.com/everybody-wants-to-rule-the-world-lyrics-tears-for-fears.html#owew2LiCFIdI4uv2.99"

This tribute was added by Toni Drowne on 14th June 2016

"it is the little things that get me - The way you used to say horrible, how you would over pack like it was the apocalypse for camping, and how your sense of navigation would lead us always twice as far as you thought it would be..

I can't believe it has been two years. You are so missed - and remembered."

This tribute was added by Linda Parker on 13th June 2016

"2 years have passed and I still can't believe you are gone. Yet...I feel you with me all of the time and especially when Kira and I are doing something together. We know you are there with us. LOVE YOU & MISS YOU!!!"

This tribute was added by Tracy Parker Piche on 13th June 2016

"Yesterday we thought of you, but we don't like to think of you on that day.  We like to think of you everyday with a smile on our face.  I am one of the lucky ones that gets to spend everyday with a piece of you.  As she gets older I can pick out the little things she does that reminds me of you.  Sometimes I do shake my fist and look up to you, you know why!  Other times I see you in her eyes looking out on to the world.  You may not be here in a physical body anymore, but we know you are here. Tomorrow our baby graduates from 8th grade and will be a high school freshman.  Your love of music and theater is with her always!  You are missed and always loved!"

This tribute was added by Patrick-Michel Dagenais on 12th June 2016

"I miss you buddy. I've thought about you often in the last few months."

This tribute was added by Kelle Sparta on 2nd February 2016

"Hey Greg,

Was thinking about you today. Went out to see if 365 Tao was still up so I could hear your voice and was sad to realize it was gone.  Missing you.


This tribute was added by Kira PDemetrick on 20th January 2016

"Hey Dad :)

I can't believe you are not here...I mean like I always feel you watching my life change no matter what. I like this band called 5 Seconds of Summer now, there just like One Direction but Australian and Punk/Pop. I miss you every day, but I know you are watching me. Happy Birthday :).

Love You Always,

This tribute was added by Tracy Parker Piche on 20th January 2016

"Happy Birthday Greg, we will have cake for you tonight again.  Our little miss thing has really been living up to her name lately.  So much talk about boy bands, you have missed.  She reminds me of you everyday! Miss you always!"

This tribute was added by Mary Beth Ryno on 20th January 2016

"Happy birthday on the other side, Greg. You will never be forgotten. I hope you and my hubby are having a blast and causing trouble."

This tribute was added by mary demetrick on 20th January 2016

"Oh, my "little sweetie" how I miss your humor and knowing you are always on the other end of the phone. I have your baby picture by my computer and you are with me every day."

This tribute was added by Toni Drowne on 20th January 2016

"Happy Birthday old man. Not a day goes by where I am not reminded of you. Take care of Gumby for me... :("

This tribute was added by Katrina Russo on 20th January 2016

"Happy Birthday Greg...whether you are physically here or not this will always be 'your' day in my book. Nick still has a place for his 'special rock' that was Uncle Greg's and we all look at it everyday as a simple reminder to never forget such a special person."

This tribute was added by Thomas Elliott on 20th January 2016

"Hey buddy.
I'm wishing you a happy birthday.
I miss you and your goofiness.
You'd be proud of the Doctor Who geeks my kids are becoming."

This tribute was added by Linda Parker on 12th June 2015

"Hard to believe a year has passed without you. You are so missed every day. Your daughter has turned into a beautiful young lady who talks about you all of the time. She has a big poster over her bed with your smiling face on it. She tells me she feels you with her and gives me that look with her eyes and the smile that is so like yours.  You are in my heart always. LOVE YOU!"

This tribute was added by Patrick-Michel Dagenais on 11th June 2015

"Dear Greg,

It's already been a year, and I have not forgotten about you.  I really miss you.  Beth and I still talk, though less, but still, which is great.  I made sure she got one of the cranes that were given at the goodbye ceremony, she was quite touched.  She misses you too.

You might not know this but we are still playing games together.  This used to be your keyboard after all...  

Friends forever!"

This tribute was added by Kira PDemetrick on 17th March 2015

I am missing you every day of my life. I always think your watching over me no matter what. I am sad I won't see you at my play this year but I know you watch it in heaven. I am hoping that mom let me try to Syracuse for April break at my new school!!  I love you<3"

This tribute was added by Katrina Russo on 17th March 2015

"Thinking of you today...like a lot of other mornings...wondering how life got here with you gone and your legacy so filled with people touched by you! I still can't believe you are gone and I can't just pick up the phone and text you a simple 'hello thinking of you'...but somehow I known when I think about this that you ARE getting the message...miss you tons little brother..."

This tribute was added by Linda Parker on 12th March 2015

"I am missing you and thinking of you all of the time. Your "Miss Thing" is turning into quite the young lady. A teenager all ready!  I know you are watching over her and and smiling. She knows you are with her too! She talks about you all of the time.  Thanks for visiting me in my dreams! Love you always!"

This tribute was added by Patrick-Michel Dagenais on 21st January 2015

"Dear Greg,

I've been thinking a whole lot about you for the past few months.  I know that our time together was very limited, but I could not help but realize lately just how much you had influence in all of my passions. My day to day has chanced since we crossed paths, and I am still reminded of your ideas and guidance on a daily basis.

Though I'm sad that you are gone, I'm glad that I had the chance to meet you.  I know my life would have been quite different.

Forever your friend, Patrick."

This tribute was added by Tracy Parker Piche on 20th January 2015

""Dad, I know you are probably watching me in heave as I write this but I want to wish you a happy birthday. I will always remember the time we had this lovely cake that was so delicious that the next day I was sick. I always is thinking you. Happy Birthday from you daughter Kira.""

This tribute was added by Mary Beth Ryno on 20th January 2015

"Darling, Greg, I has just found an old chat file from the two of us from many years ago. That same night, my husband was called home. His service is tonight. I know you two are up there plotting something together by now. I will never forget all you did for us."

This tribute was added by mary demetrick on 20th January 2015

"I remember you with a smile and recall your little face the day you were born.  I will never let go of those memories."

This tribute was added by Toni Drowne on 20th January 2015

"I don't think there will ever be a day when I am not reminded of you, of things I want to tell you, of t-shirts I see that remind me of you. Happy Birthday, old man. You are so missed."

This tribute was added by Thomas Elliott on 20th January 2015

"Love ya buddy. Always have.
You always have been, and always will be The Shit."

This tribute was added by anthony russo on 20th January 2015

"ill alwas remember the growing up of greg with my children
i look at the pic's often.happy birthday greg.you are missed
by all.
love, uncle tony"

This tribute was added by Lisa Andruchow-Aaronson on 31st August 2014

"Greg-How is it possible to miss someone so much that you had so little contact with in the past several years?  I wonder this each day as I think of you.  My loving thoughts remain with Kira and your family.  Love, Seese"

This tribute was added by Kira PDemetrick on 20th August 2014

""Dad you where the best father someone could ever have I will miss you and you'll be in my heart forever.""

This tribute was added by Donna Drowne-Carpentieri on 23rd July 2014

"Greg, You are missed by so many.  I think of the camping trip we all went on and it was so much fun.  Toni and you were such great Hosts.  I will miss all the fun times and laughs and know Joey will be showing you the way till we meet again.  Love ya."

This tribute was added by Bethany Baker on 7th July 2014

"There has not been a day that has gone by where I haven't thought of you. Something I see will remind me of you and I will smile, someone will say something particularly nerdy and I will think of how much you'd appreciate hearing it (as I do as well). Although we weren't the type of friends to spend a lot of time together, we often spoke and you were there for me through some of my most difficult decisions in life, reminding me that everyone deserves ultimate happiness. I can honestly say I will never forget you. Our shared passion for fun and adventure bonded us together instantly and I will never let go of those memories. I would say to rest peacefully, but we all know that you're having a wildly fun time free of pain where you are now.

To the wonderful Elan, you are the greatest woman Greg was lucky enough to have found. I am looking forward to spending more time with you and getting to know you even more. Through him I found another awesome friend, and I'm forever grateful for that."

This tribute was added by Thomas Elliott on 26th June 2014

You knew how I loved you.
The first time we met you finished my horrible jokes.
I miss you every day.

This tribute was added by Christine Sumner on 25th June 2014

"Greg and I grew up together a half block apart. We rode the bus together, our older sisters were best friends. He was my best friend in middle school, both of us helping each other through the grief and confusion of our parents' divorces and having a lot of laughs through those dark hours in the middle of those lonely times in junior high. We used to stay up obscenely late watching the B movie extravaganza, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, making fun of the woeful "special effects" in those flicks ! We ate many a steak or chocolate fondue together at family parties for New Years through the years. I credit him with my passing math in ninth grade! We were in drama club together. He was a rabid Asia, Missing Persons and Til Tuesday fan. Greg was a tremendously compassionate person and put a lot of energy into helping a group of suicidal teens we went to high school with. He had an energy and enthusiasm about everything he did. I will always remember him in his favorite bright blue blazer he wore in high school. Once we were in high school we ran in different crowds. His friendship was a lifeboat for me in time of real need and I will always remember him for that. He was a thoroughly good and decent person who did the right thing in all his endeavors."

This tribute was added by danny west on 24th June 2014

"I'm so sorry for your lost . I just wanted to share a comforting scripture with you found in the Bible that I would like to share with you . It is found at Revelations 21:4- "And he will wipe out every tear from there eyes , and death will be no more , neither no mourning nor outcry nor pain will be anymore . The former things have passed away ." I just wanted to let you know there is an resurrection hope for all our dead loves ones . There just has to be something to help us out to get through this system of things . If you would like to on your spare time ,you can go on our website at 'www.jw.org ' . Have a nice day"

This tribute was added by Toni Drowne on 18th June 2014

"We spent so many years together, and I have amazing memories of you and Kira  I will cherish forever - but I am so glad that your pain is over with and that you can rest peacefully. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to write, from a woman who writes better than she speaks - this quote from Wicked --- sums it up for me -- which is apt considering it is one of those favorite memories I have of you is going to Broadway to see this play, and staying at a hotel that didn't have any water (Classic Greg Trip!)

So, let me say before we part:
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you.
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart."

This tribute was added by Tracy Parker Piche on 18th June 2014

"To the father of my child and one of my best friends.  When I think of the journey I have been on with you, I must say it was an adventure.  We had our good time and bad, but you taught me how we could work together for the greater good of Kira.  My job now is to keep your memory alive. And I know that when I look at Kira I am looking at  a part of you.  The pain is over and you can watch her from above. I will miss you with all my heart."

This tribute was added by Risa Fara Multer-Bartkus on 17th June 2014

"I met Greg while I was in college. Although we were in different schools, we bonded. He was always fun to be around. Even with having my awesome Big Brother in my Chapter, the bond with Greg grew and he became my "adopted big brother " in the fraternity. My life is much richer having known him.
I'll miss you, Greg. Rest In Peace, my friend!"

This tribute was added by Laura Selkirk on 17th June 2014

"Greg was the greatest Greg ever."

This tribute was added by Linda Parker on 17th June 2014


This tribute was added by dina Senesac on 17th June 2014

"Though I only knew Greg a short time compared to others, I honestly feel blessed by how happy he made Elan in the time that they were together.  For that I am forever grateful.  So happy I could be there to see that.  You will be missed Greg and we will do everything possible to keep your memory alive."

This tribute was added by anthony russo on 16th June 2014

"iam gregs great uncle.thought not seeing him in years ive been
following his facebook  as far as his treatments also from his mom
my niece mary.he's been in our prayers ever since.he's in gods hands
now his memory will always be with me and my family.
love uncle tony."

This tribute was added by Laura Jennings on 16th June 2014

"I worked with Greg when he was in Virginia at dailypress.com (Digital City Hampton Roads as it was know back then).  We became lunch buddies and good friends.  I learned SO much from him technologically... he was always willing to share his knowledge and help others learn.  We had a lot of laughs.  I especially enjoyed seeing him acting in various plays in Norfolk... such a smart, talented, funny guy.  We kept in touch sporadically after he left VA.  I wish we had talked more, but you know how it is; we move in different directions in life and don't stay in touch like we should.  But I've always valued the time and friendship we had, and of course, I kept up with him somewhat through FB and his blog.  My heartfelt condolences to his wife, daughter and family.  He will be greatly missed by people all over the country."

This tribute was added by Paula Haskell on 16th June 2014

"How I will miss your wit, sarcasm & love of most things British. I was so happy to hear that you & Elan finally married. You were always in my thoughts & will always remain so. Love to Elan & Kira. A Korean tradition of planting a white Peony will be honored, in my Memorial Garden."

This tribute was added by Patrick-Michel Dagenais on 16th June 2014

"Greg, Beth and I worked on a Podcast for the last two years and a half.

We only met Greg a handful of times, but through the countless hours of recorded chat sessions and dozens of long e-mails, we fashioned a friendship that we will never forget. Greg was an incredibly passionate individual, and you would never get tired of listening or reading about anything he had to say. He would always tell you what you needed to hear, not what you wanted to hear. He won everyone's respect through his opinions and brought decency to the world of pod casting.

I miss him terribly."

This tribute was added by Ethan Platt on 16th June 2014

"Greg, from all of your friends at American Meadows, you're already missed.  We wish we'd been able to say 'goodbye,' but your spirit is a part of our culture and your memory will inspire us.

To Kira, Elan and the rest of his family, our hearts are with you."

This tribute was added by Alicia Peycelon on 16th June 2014

"I am so sorry for your loss.  Greg worked for me 18 years ago when he worked for Infinet.  He was a great pleasure to work with."

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