Edward Derry1936 - 2018
Edward James Derry, age 81 of Rogers City passed away January 2, 2018 at
MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena.
He was born October 12, 1936 in Rogers City to William and Luella (Kowalski) Derry.
On December 29, 1956 Ed married Bonnie Robarge at St. Ignatius Catholic
Church, He retired as a Captain from American Steamship Company in
1998, Mr. Derry was involved with the Rogers City Hockey program for
many years and also coached basketball at St. Ignatius Catholic School
for many years. He was enjoyed collecting sports cards and was huge
Ed is survived by:
his wife, Bonnie;
4 sons, Edward (Shirley) of Adams, New York, Daniel of Rogers City,
Arthur of Sault Ste. Marie and Joseph (Ann) of Cheboygan;
5 grandchildren, Dominic (Trina), Christine, Mariah, Adam and Alex;
6 great grandchildren, Holle, Hannah, Jeffra, Hudson, Hayden and Kinsey;
3 brothers, Herb (Betty) of Alpena, Paul (Cheryl) of Alpena and
Bill (Ann) of Rogers City.
Ed was preceded in death by :
a son, John and
his sister, Veronica Mayes.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 3rd
from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. where the Rosary Society will lead the Rosary
at 6:30 followed by the Parish Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will
resume on Thursday at St. Ignatius Church from 8:00 a.m. until time of
Mass at 9:00 a.m. with Fr. Duane Wachowiak officiating.
Burial will take place at Mt, Calvary Catholic Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Rogers City Area Senior
Center in memory of Edward Derry.