James Richard "Rick" DeMarco, a retired maintenance worker, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Rosedale resident was 59.
Mr. DeMarco was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1968 graduate of Patterson High School and served in the Navy as an armorer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal from 1969 to 1970.
Mr. DeMarco worked as a cook and a senior citizen center maintenance worker. In 1991, the former Essex resident was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
"He liked collecting Elvis Presley memorabilia, and we used to go on trips together," said his cousin Mike DiMarco of Whiteford.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. today at Cremation and Funeral Alternatives, 8717 Green Pastures Drive, Towson, followed by services at 8 p.m.
Also surviving are a brother, Mike Stacharowski of Baltimore County; and a sister, Linda Einhoff of Hamilton.