Edward W. Derenick, a lifelong resident of Taylor, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 30, with his family by his side at Lehigh Medical Center Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. His beloved wife of almost 50 years, the former Helen M. Platus, died Oct. 15, 2015.
Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late William and Mary Matician Derenick. Ed was a graduate of Taylor High School, and he faithfully served our country with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. For many years, Ed worked at the Globe Warehouse and then in 1989, he proudly stared his own business, Derenick’s Auto, in Taylor. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Taylor. Ed served the borough of Taylor as a councilman for more than 30 years. When he was not working, he enjoyed bowling, boating and watching western movies. His family was the center of his life and they brought him much joy and comfort. Ed loved to tell jokes, eat out in area restaurants, and was a New York Yankee fan.
Surviving are his three sons, Chucky; Tom and his wife, Katie; and Dave; two beloved grandchildren, Hartley and Hudson; a sister, MaryAnn Miskowski, all of Taylor; nieces, nephews, cousins.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ed’s viewing which will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. A private Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Taylor, followed by Burial in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to ARC, 115 Meadow Ave., Suite 1, Scranton 18505.
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