Dr. Erwin Cornel Demiany died peacefully in his home in Trinity Center on July 12, 2021.
Born Jan. 16, 1944, in Budapest, Hungary, he grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 1969, he graduated from the University of British Columbia Medical School and began his illustrious 50-year career as an esteemed physician, board-certified in both Family Practice and Geriatrics.
He moved to Palm Springs, Calif., in 1976 and opened a private medical practice, which spanned 30 years. Loved by patients, he was known for his kindness, generosity and intelligence. During these years, he devoted much time to the medical community, serving as chief of staff of Desert Hospital from 1986-1988, as medical director of Desert Oasis Health Care, and as a member of many medical associations.
In the latter part of his life, he moved to his beloved woods in the Trinity Alps. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed spending time in nature with his children gardening, fishing, riding motorcycles, water skiing on Trinity Lake, piloting his airplane, and home brewing. Among friends and family, he was known for his quick wit, love of laughter, and endless supply of dad jokes.
He continued his medical career until the time of his death, working as a hospitalist in Oroville, Calif.
He is survived by his six daughters Cristina Demiany, Carlene Demiany, Chelsea Morel, Riley Demiany, McKenzie Demiany and Keely Demiany; his sister Sárika Frey, brother-in-law Dr. Michael Frey; sister-in-law Susan Demiany; nephew Dr. Matthew Frey, nieces Daniela Fisher and Michaela Frey, son-in-law Robert Morel, and step-daughter Markie Collins.
He is preceded in death by his parents Zoltán and Helene Demiany, as well as his brother Jay Demiany.
A celebration of life will be held by the family at a future date.