Raymond Ernest Demers, Jr. ’58 died on January 18, 2005, in Blacklick, Ohio.
Born on May 12, 1934, in Lewiston, he prepared for college at Edward Little High School in Auburn and at the Kents Hill School in Maine and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his junior year, he was a trainee with Filene’s in Boston in the fall of 1957 before serving in the U.S. Army for six months. After returning to the College in the fall of 1958, he graduated in 1959 as a member of the class of 1958 and returned to Filene’s. In 1960, he served again for some months in the Army and shortly after he returned to Filene’s he became assistant clothing buyer. Over the years he worked at Gilchrist’s and Marshall’s stores as well. In 1976, he moved to Columbus, OH, where he merchandised the children’s department for a chain called Schottenstein’s Value City Stores. After his retirement, he started Muskie Bay Tackle Co., a bait business. Surviving are his wife, Jane Brown Demers, whom he married in 1958; a daughter, Susan Leberth of Ohio; two sons, Keith Demers and John Demers, both of Ohio; two sisters, Joanne Fuller of Auburn and Anita Oiko of Lewiston; a brother, Richard Demers of Lewiston; and 14 grandchildren.