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Gordon C. Derr

February 8, 1934 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 86)


Gordon C. Derr, 86, of Muhlenberg Township passed away on January 15, 2021 in his residence with his daughters by his side.

Born on February 8, 1934, he was the son of the late Claude and Alice (Ross) Derr.

He was married to the late Joyce E. (Saylor) Derr with whom he shared fifty-five years of marriage at the time of her passing on July 12, 2012.

Gordon proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Iron Workers Local #420. He was a graduate of the former Shillington High School.

Gordon is survived by his daughters Holli L. Smith wife of Mark, Robin A. Raifsnider wife of Donald Jr, Candas I. Derr and Heather A. Brooks wife of Mark. Also surviving are grandchildren, Derrick M. Smith, Brandi L. Miller, Lexi L. Fiore, Jacob C. Brooks, Jared G. Brooks, Natassia Rose, Justin E. Brooks, Joshua A. Brooks and Barbie Levan, as well as thirteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his twelve brothers and sisters and his grandson, Christian Brooks.

Services will be held private at the convenience of the family. Milkins Trymbiski Funeral Home in Temple is entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Interment will be held in Laureldale Cemetery.

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