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“Drew, Eileen, Martha, Sarah, Joanie, Paul, Mark and Julie, We are very saddened to hear of Uncle John's passing. The many years that have passed...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mike & Sue Jones - Cincinnati, OH

“OUR DAD On behalf of my entire family, thank-you for coming today to my Dad’s “Celebration” mass. I use the term “Celebration” instead...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Paul Derrick - Loveland, OH - son

“Julie, Eric, & Jay, Drew, & Ben, We will miss seeing Mr. Derrick each summer in Leland. You could tell it was his most favorite place. We...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Grombala - Traverse City, MI

“Drew, Eileen, Martha, Sarah, Joanie, Paul, Mark and Julie, I was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of your Dad. I truly enjoyed the...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Dennis Dreyer - Cincinnati, OH

“Drew, Eileen, Martha, Sarah, Joanie, Paul, Mark and Julie, Seventy years is a long, long time to know someone and stay relatively close as your...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dick A'Hearn - Naples, FL

“We will miss you in Leland Uncle John. God Bless you and your family. Love, Tom, Peggy, Derrick, Patrick and Molly ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tom and Peggy Rohs - Portage, MI


Ferdinand John Derrick, devoted husband of the late Jeanne Gilligan Derrick. Beloved father of John Andrew (Kathy) of Blue Ash, Eileen (Richard Schindler) of Anderson Township, Martha Rauen (Michael) of Anderson Township, Sara Borzcik (Paul) of Huntington Beach, CA, Joan Newsome (Roy) of Naples, FL, Paul (Sally) of Loveland OH, Mark (Sally) of Anderson Township, and Julie Grombala (Eric) of Anderson Township. Loving grandfather to 23 and great grandfather to 8. Departed Tuesday November 16, 2010 at the age of 88. He was a graduate of St. Xavier High School and a member of the class of 1944 at the University of Notre Dame. Memorial visitation will be Saturday November 20 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Gilligan Funeral Home, 2926 Woodburn Ave. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia (Oakley), 3105 Madison Rd. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to St. Xavier High School, 600 N. Bend Rd., Cinti, 45224, or St. Mary's School, P.O. Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI. 49653.

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