Michael J. Derych


Michael J. Derych of Warwick, NY passed away with his family by his side on February 12, 2020. He was 77 years old.

Born in Englewood Hospital, Englewood, NJ on July 23, 1942, he was the son of Mildred (nee Yurco) and Michael J. Derych, Sr. of West New York, NJ.

Michael was raised in West New York, NJ and graduated from Memorial High School in West New York, NJ, and became a successful career salesman for data products of the auto industry.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, telling stories, and especially fishing.  Michael had a sunny disposition.  Loved by everyone, he was one of those individuals who lit up a room and would have everyone laughing in no time with his famous dad jokes. 

Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Kathy; daughter, Chelsea Colandrea and her husband, Adam, of Warwick; son, Michael John Derych III and his wife, Jaclyn, of Stockholm, NJ; two grandsons, Michael Joseph Derych and William John Derych; brother, Donald Derych and his wife, Linda, of Little Rock, AR; sister, Susan Popp and her husband, Keith, of West Milford, NJ; nephews James Derych, Tom Derych, Keith Popp, Jr.; niece Kristen Popp.

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick. Interment will follow the mass in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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Dad’s laugh and smile will always be in my heart and mind. He always made me feel welcome and always made me laugh. I love you all ❤️❤️❤️
Jessie Prieto
Dear Cathy Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband Michael.
Marie Sisti
May God hold Michael in His arms, and give him Peace and Rest in the Lord. Sincerest Sorrow and Love to the Family and Friends of my brother Mike
Linda Derych
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