St. Louis Cremation

Jon E. Demarcos


Jon Eugene Demarcos (Johnston) of St. Louis passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019 at the age of 72 after a brave battle with cancer with his daughter by his side. He was a devoted father to Sarah Michaela Drake (Johnston) and loving grandfather to Chase and Charlie. Born April 14, 1947 in St. Louis, he led a spiritual, adventurous life. Jon graduated Highschool in Winslow, Arizona then moved to California before settling back in St. Louis where he called home for the last 40 years. Jon loved his daughter and family, the Inner Peace Movement and his downtown coworkers. He was preceded in death by his father William Eugene Johnston, mother Gertrude Ann Johnston (Baggett), brother Jimmy Johnston and sister Mickey Jean Waitukaitis.

A Celebration of Life will be held at

Pat Connolly Tavern in the 1942 Room 

July 26th, 2019 5:00-8:00pm for friends and family.

(6400 Oakland Ave St. Louis, MO 63139)


  1. Steve McNeal on July 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    I knew Jon as a person of integrity and compassion. I was especially moved by his love for his daughter, Sarah. Whenever I heard him talking to her, even if they had a disagreement, he ALWAYS ended the conversation with, “I love you Sarah.” Their relationship was based purely on unconditional love. It was nothing short of beautiful. He was very serious about his spiritual quest and was willing to share it with others if they showed an interest. As a friend of Jon I remember his warm playful smile and his unique sense of humor. Whenever we met up I didn’t know if he was ready to tell me a bad joke or if he was going to tell me an outlandish story. But I prepared myself and I was never disappointed. It invariably set the tone for a joyous time. He always made time to go out on the town and celebrate with his friends. He was a good friend and a loving Dad. I’m thankful I knew him and I will fondly remember the wonderful times he shared with me and his friends.

  2. Julia Nutter on July 21, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Sarah, My deepest sympathies. He was blessed to have such a great daughter and grandsons. Great pictures of your family.

  3. Jean Duffy on July 22, 2019 at 7:26 am

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. He is resting in the Lord’s loving arms. His journey may have ended here on earth, but his spirit will remain with you always. God bless you! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Laura Lincoln on July 22, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I knew Jon from work, he was a thoughtful person and always willing to help. Jon, you will be missed.

  5. Laura Lincoln on July 22, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    I knew Jon from work, he was a thoughtful person and always willing to help. You will be missed

  6. Rita and Wendy on July 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    We knew Jon for many years while we all worked at SWBT/AT&T. Every morning, he gave us a friendly wave and a warm smile. Occasionally, we would enjoy a short chat. He was a very nice man and always friendly and helpful. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

  7. Vincent Biondo on July 24, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Sara so sorry for your loss. I knew John for many years and he was always someone I could look forward to having a great conversation first thing in the morning and he was always positive and just a great person to be around.

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