Johnny Demsick

Profile Updated: June 20, 2022
Johnny Demsick
Johnny Demsick

Then

Johnny Demsick

Now

Johnny Demsick

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing: Waleska, GA USA
Spouse: Debbie Baker from Interlochen, MI
Children: 4 sons, John-Peter and Robert, both teachers John-Peter, honors English at Vero Beach High School and More…Robert, Calculus in Woodstock, GA, Doy (named after Debbie's father) who was a Captain in the USMarines, now working for the Marines in a civilian job in Stafford, VA, and Richard who is a full time Pastor for Freedom Church in Vero Beach.
Occupation: Fitness Educator- retired
Elementary School:

Cooper Elementary-Detroit

Junior High School:

Ora Lynn Smith

DHS Homeroom Teacher:

Mr. Al Harris

Facebook page:

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Most of my accomplishments have been in active things. I was in Sports Illustrated for being a 3-time AAU National Wrestling Champ and did body building for 10 years eventually winning the NANBA Grand Masters competition in 2006 and 2007 for the State of Michigan. I still hold the State of Michigan Record for Chin ups (38) and Dips (47), though my wife calls it my "Chips and Dips" contest. I was blessed to have taught elementary students to be active for 32 years and to have coached soccer, weightlifting, jump rope teams, and wrestling for over 20 years total.

I had a full ride scholarship in Modern Dance to The University of Michigan. I danced professionally with the Alvin Ailey 2nd Company and was on scholarship in New York City with Martha Graham’s Dance Company.

In truth, the greatest (and wisest) thing I've ever done was to ask Jesus into my life and the second was marrying my wife, Debbie. I have some health constraints now, but remain extremely active. Wishing all of you blessings from above!

I now live in Florida-winters, Georgia-spring and fall and I enjoy staying active and spending time with my grandchildren, who are here in Florida and Georgia! ! My wife and I do have a cottage in Frankfort, MI ( nearTraverse City) that we visit in the summer.

High School Story:

If you remember me it is probably as a wrestler. I am still good friends with Tommy Keramaris and was in close contact with Coach Lanzi until he passed onto Heaven.

I was privileged to be in honors math with Mr. Marshall and eventually taught high school math myself for a year. I know he would be proud, and a bit surprised! I was blessed to have been on Coach Schroeter's Cross Country team for 2 years. Eventually running a marathon (26.2 miles) and 18 years of half marathons (13.1 miles.)

I was 30th out of 33 in runningCross Country, but got better and eventually was 30th out of 30. (The other 3 all told me when I beat them, they knew it was time for them to quit the team. (I don't think they had a lot of confidence in my ability. Yes, they were quite insightful at the time!! Haha!!)

God bless you all!

June 1971 Graduate:

Yes

Married to a DHS '71 Classmate:

No

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Jul 13, 2022 at 1:35 PM

Impressive Peter! God bless you for it! Hope you and your wife are doing well!!

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Jun 22, 2022 at 3:22 PM

Hey Carl! Hope you are well! I’m glad to see you are still using your math skills! I did teach high school math one year; I’m sure Mr. Marshall would have been proud of that! Wishing you the best!

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Happy birthday Davey! God bless you my friend this day and every day!

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Happy birthday Jo! Friends forever! God bless you this day and every day!!

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Happy birthday Dennis! Proud of you always!! God bless you dear friend!

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Happy birthday Cathy! God bless you and shine in your day, every day!!

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Happy birthday Laura! Proud of you!! God bless you each and every day?

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Happy birthday Darcy! God bless and watch over you every day!

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God bless you Tommy, now and always! Happy birthday my friend!

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Happy birthday Elizabeth!! God bless you and be with you this day and every day!!

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Happy birthday Lynn! You continue to oa dear friend! God bless you always!!

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I see you have a birthday coming up! God bless you always dear one!! Enjoy!!

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Happy birthday Davey! God bless you friend!

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Happy birthday Jo! God bless you and your family on your birthday in every day!

Apr 22, 2021 at 1:41 PM

Happy birthday Jill! God bless you always!!

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Hey Robert! Hope all is well. God bless you and your wife!

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Posted on: Mar 30, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Happy birthday Cathy!! God bless you this day and every day! Hope it was a great one wish you well always!

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Hi James, I remember you from OL Smith. Hope all is well! Dawsonville looks like a small town not far from my small town that I’m just moving to, not that far away, Waleska, GA. Wish you well!!

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DHS Senior Year Pioneer Yearbook picture - Fall 1970
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DHS Senior Year Pioneer Yearbook picture - Fall 1970
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DHS Junior Year Pioneer Yearbook picture - Fall 1969
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DHS Sophomore Year Pioneer Yearbook picture - Fall 1968
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O L Smith 9th Grade Classbook picture - Fall 1967
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DHS Grapplers wrestling team

Co-Captains Tom Keramaris and John Demsick

Source: 1971 Pioneer Yearbook
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DHS Varsity Wrestling team

Source: 1970 Pioneer Yearbook
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