Bright future turns to funeral

Bright future turns to funeral

There are 18 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from Aug 12, 2008, titled Bright future turns to funeral. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

A Buffalo family is preparing for a young man's funeral instead of his future. Tuesday night family members gathered to remember 22-year-old Demone McDougald.

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Ms_ OH

Fishers, NY

#1 Aug 13, 2008
I was one of Demone's instructors @ ECC & want to send my condolences to Demone's family. He was an absolutely delightful young man & it broke my heart to learn of his untimely death. With his wonderful personality & intelligence, I expected he would have a successful life. No doubt he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. God bless Demone & his loved ones. You have my deepest sympathy.
Blizzard

Buffalo, NY

#3 Aug 13, 2008
What is the value of life? These Killers don't know the value. All they care about is drugs and gang wars. In the meantime innocent people are getting killed. I wish I were able to tell you whou shot your son, brother, loved one. i would take that reward and put it to a scholarship fund in his name. My sympathies to the family and friends.
Saddened

Albany, NY

#4 Aug 13, 2008
My heart goes out to the family. I went to high school with Allita. Shocking!!!
Allita-cousin

Buffalo, NY

#5 Aug 13, 2008
Thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to know that Demone was remembered so fondly. We hope that his killer is brought to justice and that some good can come from this heartless act.
Ms_ OH wrote:
I was one of Demone's instructors @ ECC & want to send my condolences to Demone's family. He was an absolutely delightful young man & it broke my heart to learn of his untimely death. With his wonderful personality & intelligence, I expected he would have a successful life. No doubt he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. God bless Demone & his loved ones. You have my deepest sympathy.
Allita-cousin

Buffalo, NY

#6 Aug 13, 2008
To my former classmate, thank you for your post and words of sympathy.
Saddened wrote:
My heart goes out to the family. I went to high school with Allita. Shocking!!!
Allita-cousin

Buffalo, NY

#7 Aug 13, 2008
Thank you for writing in. I am glad that you too understand that not every person murdered on the streets of Buffalo is involved in illegal activity. Innocent people (like Demone) are also affected. Also, I think that the scholarship idea is a great one.
Thanks.
Blizzard wrote:
What is the value of life? These Killers don't know the value. All they care about is drugs and gang wars. In the meantime innocent people are getting killed. I wish I were able to tell you whou shot your son, brother, loved one. i would take that reward and put it to a scholarship fund in his name. My sympathies to the family and friends.
ALICIA - COUSIN

Buffalo, NY

#8 Aug 13, 2008
Demone... He Was Loving, Caring, Amd Always Had A Smile On His Face...
Everytime He Greeted Me, He Did It As If It Was His Last Time!!! So Many More Memories!!!!
I Don't Know Who Would Kill An Innocent, Bright, Positive Soul, And For What Reason!!
CRYSTAL-BESTFRIE NDS-

Lockport, NY

#9 Aug 13, 2008
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.........ONE THING ABOUT DEMONE IS THAT HE ALWAYS SAID LIFE 2 SHORT U GOTTA DO STUFF GET OUT DO WHAT YOU WANT!!ITS SAD THAT A LIFE CAN TAKE ANOTHERS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!I THOUGHT WE ALL ADD FEELINGS???....EVEN THO HE'S HOME NOW I WISH WE COULDA DONE WAY MORE!!!BUT YET AND STILL ITS IN THE MAKING!!! R.I.P.. MUCH LUV EVERYONE!!
Ivette

Mahwah, NJ

#10 Aug 20, 2008
I worked with Demone for about a month but in that short month he taught me that smiling was the best cure for a bad day.. We became close b4 he left so he would often text me good morning or good afternoon which i always was thought was sweet of him.. he cared a lot about ppl and made sure people around him knew he cared.... your smile was priceless... Love you always Ace the Great!....
Jamie

Roseville, MI

#11 Aug 29, 2008
I want to say that im shocked and so very sorry for your lose ..he was a friend of mine I met last year while competing with him TRL...he beat me fair and square and we were friends ever since! Every time I would talk to him is would start with "What up Jamie baby!!" and I can hear him say it right now! He is loved and missed <3
Hans Schweinficker

Lancaster, NY

#12 Aug 29, 2008
When the hell are our shithead pols going to put some sharp teeth into sentencing laws?

How about LIFE for selling drugs? How about 25 YEARS for possession of an illegal firearm?

Remember the piece of dogshit that shot Officer Patty Parete? He was involved in a crime with a gun less than a year before he shot her!!!! Why wasn't he in jail?

Let's get some pols that have the balls to put the dregs of society away for life if need be.

Hansie
quincy johnson

La Vernia, TX

#13 Aug 30, 2008
I have known demone as (ace) for the pass year and I feel sick evertime I admit to myself that I will never see him again. he all way had something positve and intelligent to say. I feel so sad but I know he wouldn't want me to feel that way he would want me to simle and know every thing is going work out... I pray is death is not invain. he was love by soo many people...
Shannon

Tidioute, PA

#14 Jun 9, 2011
I miss you still and always will. I remember all the laughs and fun times driving together even though I was a crazy driver. You always said I drove faster when a song came on that I really liked...it was true and still is lol I miss you so much and my heart hurts everytime I think of not being able to see you or hear you laugh or make fun of me... I've loved you since STEP @ UB. So many memories... remember getting caught in my house when my mom came home early lol and all we were doing is watching TV but we both got sooo scared lol I'm crying and laughing right now. It will always be love in my heart for you. Thanks for loving me back and always being a true friend! Too much to say here but I love you.
Tbird

Cambridge, MA

#15 Jun 12, 2011
There is no bright future for ECC students. they only go there because they are too autistic to go to a real college or university. Or too poor! He was another useless puke who had a prison cell waiting for him
Tbird

Cambridge, MA

#16 Jun 12, 2011
Ms_ OH wrote:
I was one of Demone's instructors @ ECC & want to send my condolences to Demone's family. He was an absolutely delightful young man & it broke my heart to learn of his untimely death. With his wonderful personality & intelligence, I expected he would have a successful life. No doubt he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. God bless Demone & his loved ones. You have my deepest sympathy.
.

Delightful: criminal who intimidates the teacher
MAYOR BROWN

Niagara Falls, NY

#17 Jun 12, 2011
Tbird wrote:
There is no bright future for ECC students. they only go there because they are too autistic to go to a real college or university. Or too poor! He was another useless puke who had a prison cell waiting for him
LIFE COACH, you are SICK?
OPAL HIGH SCHOOL SWEETIE

United States

#18 Jan 11, 2014
I remember i used to come to school just to c u ..every time we saw each other we both laughed...occasionally id be waking down the hall and hell just pop up outta nowhere hug me like i was his favorite girl in the world knowing he was involved .....and that we were just friends last time i saw him he had just graduated...working at lifestyles on Bailey he hugged me like he never would see me again!!!! I left to Vegas for two years found out he had been killed didn't know...i cried for two weeks I WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER LOVE U MONIE UR HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!
Ashley

Buffalo, NY

#20 Jun 9, 2015
One a few years later I stumble upon this blog/article about my friend. He just came in my mind and I instantly smiled. Just knowing that I lost someone close like him saddens me. Demons was a great guy a great friend. When he found himself back in church he called and let me know that it was time to get our lives in order due to every thing happening in our city.. Seen you that very day at the gas station. Oh how I miss our conversations... I will not forget about you.. If the family ever reads this just know you made a lot of Ppl have a wonderful friend who is missed greatly... Miss you lots..

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