Meadville Tribune

December 27, 2013

Richard Paul Derby

Meadville Tribune

SAEGERTOWN — Richard Paul Derby, 87, of Saegertown passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Meadville, a son of the late Clyde and Laura Hogue Derby. He married Doris Rubner Moore in August 1968. She subsequently passed away on March 9, 2006.

He was a mechanic at various garages, including Lou Davies, Kebert’s, Johnson’s and Dean Phipp’s. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Saegertown American Legion Post 205.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Derby and his wife, Joyce, of Meadville, and Terry Derby and his wife, Jan, of Meadville; two stepsons, Paul Moore and his companion, Kathy, of Harmonsburg, and Carl Moore and his companion, Cindy, of Conneaut Lake; a stepdaughter, Lorraine Ferguson and her husband, George, of Blooming Valley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gerald Derby and his wife, Loeta, of Meadville. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his former wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Derby; three brothers, Edwin Derby, Donald Derby and Harold Derby; by three sisters, Eleanor Derby, Ella Onspaugh and Rita Linz; and by three stepsons, Donald Moore, Ronald Moore and Daniel Moore.

The family is honoring his wishes that there be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.