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Michael “Mike” Gene DeMoss

  • On April 9, 2020

Michael “Mike” Gene DeMoss, 57, passed away quietly at home on April 9, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  

He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Laura Hughes DeMoss; stepson, Chris Hughes; mother, Patricia Joy; sister, Melissa Murphy; niece, Amanda Hartsock (John); father Gene DeMoss and family; stepbrother, Jeffrey Joy and family; and many, many close friends. He was proceeded in death by his stepfather, John W. Joy, and grandparents, Samuel and Inez Riley.

Born in Bowling Green, Ohio, Mike spent the majority of his life in Pittsburgh, PA, where he met Laura, the love of his life.  Together they skied, biked and went on numerous vacations, including Indian Shores, Florida, where Mike especially enjoyed wetting a line and dining at PJ’s. Along with a wife, he also gained a son, Chris, with whom he shared a mutual passion for hunting and fishing. Mike was an avid golfer and a member of Highlands Golf League in Delmont for years, even after moving to North Strabane.  He was very successful and competitive when it came to sports.  He was also a loyal Pittsburgh Penguins fan.  Mike loved his life and knew how to live in the moment better than most – including sitting back and savoring a premium cigar and a smooth scotch.  His sense of humor will be greatly missed, and he will forever be remembered as a loving husband, stepfather, son, big brother and friend to many.

Mike spent his entire career in sales, primarily in the construction sector, including Allegheny Steel Products, Construction Tool Services and Hilti Fastening Systems. He received numerous awards throughout his career.  He studied at both the University of Pittsburgh and Southwest Missouri State University.

 A celebration of life will be held with family and friends at a later date.

Donations may be made in his name to AHN Home Hospice (http://5814.thank youforcaring.org/hpcare) or the charity of your choice.

Please view and sign the family’s online guest book at pittsburghcremation.com


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Mike Rock
  • Apr 9 2020
Mike DeMoss was the best man I ever met and the best friend I ever had. Anyone who ever met him could tell you the same thing. He truly knew how to live life to the fullest. I will miss him...as we all will.
Matthew Zottola
  • Apr 9 2020
Big Money, you were a great friend, husband and truly an inspiration. The amount of fight in you was incredible. God bless you!
Jill Rodda
  • Apr 9 2020
Rest In Peace. Prayers to you all.
Ellen Boyd
  • Apr 9 2020
Hi Pat Sorry to read about Mike’s passing. My heart and sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know you have many memories of Mike to cherish. Let the tears and laughter give you comfort as you share these memories with family and friends! Hugs, Ellen
Erich Schaefer
  • Apr 10 2020
RIP my friend.
Kurt Iannuzzi
  • Apr 10 2020
My prayers and condolences to Laura and all of Mike’s family and friends. I always looked forward to my trips to Pittsburgh for our company Christmas parties and the times that I had with Mike. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Jim Duff
  • Apr 10 2020
I’m going to miss you Mike. You were a gentle soul and a big smile who always had something positive to say. Our Myrtle golf outings won’t be the same without you! Rest In Peace my friend!
Jill &Rich Sabol
  • Apr 11 2020
Laura & Chris Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss his cigar smoke. Although we only have been neighbors for some time. Mike will be missed. Our deepest sympathy are with you all.
Vince Piccolino
  • Apr 11 2020
Big Money you will be sorely missed and I will always remember you my good friend. See you on that big golf course in the sky some day.
Phil Bassford
  • Apr 11 2020
Laura & Pat, I'll always remember Mike for his act of kindness in assisting me to move my Dad from the house to the car so that I could take him to the hospital. Dad was close to the end of his life & could barely walk. Mike & I (mostly Mike) literally carried Dad from his house to the car. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the whole family. R I P, Mike
Brian Rostek
  • Apr 12 2020
Simply the best man! You will be missed my friend! Make sure God gives you 2 strokes a side. I hear he is a sandbagged! Love you brother! RIP
Vee Hill
  • Apr 12 2020
My heartfelt condolences goes out to Mike’s wife and family. Mike was a special man with a beautiful spirit and kind heart, and he will be greatly missed. I’ll especially miss his quick-witted personality and hilarious comments. Rest In Peace my friend.
Cris Mooney
  • Apr 14 2020
Mike Demoss was a shining example of how we can all get along in this world despite not seeing everything the same way, and losing him is one of the sad events of my life. We always had a smile for each other, and enjoyed good times, and that is more than one usually gets. But this was enhanced by knowing we held many of the differing opinions that splinter our society these days, and yet his grace showed though those superficial ideas always revealing he was driven by the same heartfelt core values that made him like a brother to me. Mike made my life happier, and he still gives me hope for humanity. I've missed him already when I did not make time to get together often enough, and I'll miss him even more knowing we've lost him. Laura, please accept my empathy, and my sympathy, for the loss of our friend. I look forward to when we can gather again, and enjoy each others company, and remember Mike.