San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Sunday, March 21, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- Harre Wilkins Demoro, a longtime San Francisco Bay area transportation reporter and railroad historian, died during heart surgery. He was 53.
Demoro died while undergoing heart valve surgery at Alta Bates Medical Center on Friday.
Demoro most recently was a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and focused on transportation issues. He joined the Chronicle in 1981 after working at several other local newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News, the San Leandro Morning News and the Oakland Tribune.
His main interest was transportation, especially railroad history. He wrote 12 books on the subject, including a pictorial history of San Francisco Bay area railroads. The book is scheduled to go on sale soon.
Demoro is survived by his wife, Jo Murray; a daughter; a sister; four nieces; and a nephew.