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DiStasio Funeral Home Inc.
Tuesday March 22nd, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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DiStasio Funeral Home Inc.
Tuesday March 22nd, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

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Funeral Service

Cattaraugus United Methodist Church
Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

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Rev. David L Derk

Rev. David L. Derk, 88, of Cattaraugus, NY entered into rest March 17, 2016

Loving husband to the late Francis H. Derk

Cherished father of David C. (Donna), late Robert (Wendy) and Douglas Derk; brother of Peggy Taylor and Don Derk also survived by Nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Relatives and Friends may visit DiStasio- Hills Funeral Chapel Inc. 55 S. Main Street Cattaraugus from 2-4PM and 6-8PM Tuesday March 22 with a funeral Service to be held 11AM Wednesday at Cattaraugus United Methodist Church.

Interment at Liberty Park Cemetery


Had an urge to search for Rev Derk and was saddened to see he had passed.
My first wife (deceased) and I were married by him in Cheektowaga. A very nice man and a sunny day I remember fondly.

Peace to all

Jim Spalding Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. David Derk

Dan and Debbie Lincoln May 31 2016 12:00 AM

Dave and family,
It is with deep sorrow that I received word of your Dad's death. He was truly a friend from the early days of my decision to enter the pastoral ministry. Later as pastor of our home congregation at Cleveland Hill, he was a trusted friend and pastor to my parents. He was a great help at the time of Mom's passing. Dad spent many hours with him in work and activities in the years following. May his presence in a new way be always in your heart. With love and blessings, Ron

Rev. Ron Reichman Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM

We were so saddened to hear the news of Rev. Derk's passing! While we know he had a certain hope of resurrection to eternal life - something to celebrate - we also know that another empty spot is left in your hearts in this life.

Our sincerest sympathies go out to you.

Rev. Dave & Rev. Jenni Piatt

Rev. Dave & Rev. Jenni Piatt Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM

To : The Derk family

So sorry to hear about the passing of Rev. Derk.. What a sweet and caring guy, I will always remember him. God be with you til we meet again.....

Phil Pitkin

Phil Pitkin Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM

David and Donna
My sincerest condolences at your Dads passing.

Kelly Thompson Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM

David and family: your dad was at Cleveland Hill when I moved to Buffalo from Chattanooga in January, 1975. In fact, we had first meet at the Anchor Bar in December 0f 1974 when I visited to see if this move would be a good thing in my life! (I always thought that was a neat place to have met that group of clergy). Your dad was always hospitable, kind, and generous of spirit. I remember hm with great fondness and will think of you all from Chattanooga tomorrow. Grace and peace, Paul.

Rev. J. Paul Womack Mar 22 2016 12:00 AM

Dave and Donna and family,
As a United Methodist Minister, I give thanks for your dad and his ministry though I never had a chance to meet him personally. However, I think I did meet him a little through your ministry Dave . I am grateful for that his life and influence live on through your life and ministry. I will be praying for you all in the days ahead.
May the peace that passes all understanding surround you all.

Jan Hubbard Mar 22 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. David Derk

Jan Hubbard Mar 22 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. David Derk

Joyce Frank Mar 19 2016 12:00 AM

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