Leo Demos

  • Born: February 2, 1926
  • Died: August 4, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Leo Demos, age 89, beloved husband, father and papou, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN. Leo is survived by his wife, Estrine, son Nick, daughter Terri Demos, granddaughter Zoe Demos, and grandson, Matthew Schwarzkopf, daughter in-law, Maria Karras and son-in-law, Eric Schwarzkopf. Leo was one of 8 children and was born in Elwood, IN and had family in Anderson, IN. Leo is survived by his sister, Georgia Demos, age 92. He was pre-deceased by his brothers, Ted, Gus, and Jimmy Demos and his sister, Angeline Demos Vrouvas. Leo cherished time with his extended family, generations of nephews, nieces and cousins. He was well known for capturing memories by being the cameraman throughout his life. Leo never missed an opportunity to replay his movies and show pictures to any audience. He was a humble yet wise man with an outflowing of compassion and enjoyed providing advice to all. Leo had many friends in his life. Leo treasured bonding with family and friends.

Leo was an IU Letterman in Cross Country in 1947 and 1948 and was an avid Indiana University fan. Leo often spoke of his University experience and the infamous Nick's Bar. Leo never missed an opportunity to encourage others to attend Indiana University and visit the legendary pictures of him as a young college track athlete. Leo graduated in 1948 with a BS. Business Degree. Leo worked for 23 years at A&P grocery as Advertising Manager responsible for approximately 100 stores. He worked at Stokely-Van Camp for approximately 15 years and was Director of Advertising, and enjoyed traveling the US and promoting Gatorade to various sports venues. After leaving Stokely-Van Camp, Leo was in a leadership role at American Federal National Bank. Leo kept busy during his retirement years by working part-time at the Indianapolis Ad-club until he permanently retired. Leo inspired many people with his mentoring skills. He rarely missed an opportunity to network with others and strike up new friendships. Leo spent his time attending and watching Colt games, and he was dedicated with his 3 day a week membership at the Lifetime gym where he spent as much time talking as he did working out. Leo was an optimist and enjoyed bringing up other people's spirits. Leo was an active member at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church and especially enjoyed his experiences at the Greek Food Festivals. He was very proud of his Greek heritage. He will be truly missed but his legacy will continue. May his memory be eternal.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 3500 West 106th St., Carmel, with a Trisagion Service at 7 p.m. An additional visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 followed by the funeral service at the church at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Online condolences and a video tribute may be viewed at www.flannerbuchanan.com Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel are handling arrangements.


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Sorry for your loss, Estrine. I have fond memories of living next door to all of you on Huber. After watching the video it shows you had a wonderful life together.

Posted by Marcia Sorrell Lauer    August 07, 2015

Leo was the reason I joined the advertising club in the first place. He will be missed. He was for a long time "the advertising club" or so it appeared. Sending sympathy to the family, Sincerely, Cheryl Graham, Victoria Grant Enterprises Inc. Indianapolis

Posted by Cheryl Graham - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   August 06, 2015

As an Ad Club Board Member for 7-8 years, I always found Leo to be a steadfast source of sound advice and historical perspective. For many in advertising, Leo WAS the industry - serving as the Executive Director of our trade organization for years. I remember him as being a cheerleader for my career - genuinely interested in my growth and success. These last few years when we talked, he always left me with something positive to ponder - upbeat and optimistic - finding the good in any situation. I will miss his friendship and I grieve with his family.

Posted by Michael Davidson - Carmel, IN - Friend   August 06, 2015

I haven't seen any of the Demos family for years but have such fond childhood memories of the visits with Leo, Ted, Angeline, Georgia, and Aunt Millie. My dad would take movies and we watched them many times! My condolences to the family. Another legend gone. Ginny (Terry) Mesnard from Ohio.

Posted by Ginny (Terry) Mesnard - Republic, OH - grandaughter of John Terry   August 06, 2015

My sympathy to the family. Leo was a good friend of Bill Over, Cincinnati Ad Club president just before me (early 80s). Bill introduced us. Leo worked for the Indy Ad Club then, a hard worker and one of the AAF good guys. He was a friend to advertising professionals across the USA. Leo had me judge the Indy ADDYs, then invited me to come to their ADDY Show. (1994 ADDYs pic.) RIP, Leo.

Posted by Judy Thompson - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 05, 2015

Leo will be missed. I enjoyed working with him for many years in Ad Club and appreciated his support, knowledge and friendship. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the Demos family.

Posted by Jody Veldkamp - Greenwood, IN - Friend   August 05, 2015


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My sympathy to the family. Leo was a good friend of Bill Over, Cincinnati Ad Club president just before me (early 80s). Bill introduced us. Leo worked for the Indy Ad Club then, a hard worker and one of the AAF good guys. He was a friend to advertising professionals across the USA. Leo had me judge the Indy ADDYs, then invited me to come to their ADDY Show. (1994 ADDYs pic.) RIP, Leo.