William H. DeMers
1926 — 2020
Captain William Henry DeMers II, USN Retired, 93, of Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2020 holding the hands of his children. Bill, born in Troy, NY, to William DeMers, Jr. and Ruth Parsons Millard had two siblings: Barbara Alice, who died at the age of five from spinal meningitis; and brother David Millard born with intellectual disabilities now understood as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome. In 1944, Bill enlisted in the Navy. His first tour arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the night the Japanese surrendered. Bill attended the Naval Academy graduating with the Class of 1950. Bill's 34 Naval career years included deciphering Soviet codes...