Derek C. Schult
Derek C. Schult
  • August 16, 1980 - July 22, 2017
  • Homer, New York

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Derek C. Schult, 36, of Homer and formerly of Norwich, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, July 22, 2017, in Cortland. Derek was born in Washington, DC on August 16, 1980 the son of Douglas and Helen (Manning) Schult. He grew up in Norwich and was a 1998 graduate of the Norwich High School. While attending NHS he was a member of the football team, baseball team, basketball team and the NHS marching band. During his football games he was known to have taken off his pads, gather up his drums and play during half time then return to the game. Following his graduation he continued his studies at Morrisville earning an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. On December 14, 2012 he married Courtnie West and has made his home in Homer and the surrounding areas which have been his home for the past several years. He has been employed by Premier Technologies, a subsidiary of AT&T, of Cortland as a Sales Technician. Throughout his life Derek was an avid sports fan and was a great follower of the SU basketball team, the NY Mets and NY Giants. Derek was, without question, an amazing husband, proud father to his son Calvin, a great son and brother. He was more than a friend to many people. If you knew him, he made you feel that you were a part of him and his life. His personality was one of love, warmth and caring. On the flip side he was a "computer geek", and loved the whole computer world. He built them, used them and were a very much part of his daily life. Having said all of this, his wife, son and family were his life. Derek is survived by his wife Courtnie and son (9 months old) Calvin, his mother Helen of Norwich and brother Dallas of East Syracuse. He is also uncle to Ada, Zag and Emma. Many other family members also survive. A prayer service for Derek will be held on Friday, July 28, at 1:00 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery of Norwich. Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home of Norwich on Friday from 10 am - 1pm. In Lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to a college fund for his son. You may log into, enter code k7k-e03 and follow the directions.