Joseph M. Derick, 96, of Enola, PA passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020. He was born on October 6, 1923 in Enola, PA to the late Margaret (Walker) and Reese E. Derick. He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Betty Bechtel Derick. He always said he married the Best of the Best.
In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his son: Barry and wife Delores; his daughter: Bonnie Gilbert; three grandchildren: Mindy, Heather, and Jesse; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Joe was predeceased by 2 brothers and 8 sisters.
Joe was a retired U.S. Naval Aviator. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served aboard the following ships: USS Paducah PG 18; USS Reina Mercedes; USS Bataan CVL 29; USS Hornet CVA 12; USS Ranger CV 61; and USS Burton Island AGB1. Joe was a graduate from Parachute School in Lakehurst, New Jersey, Armed Guard Gunnery School in Little Creek, Virginia, and graduated from Enola High School. He was also retired from American Can Company.
Joe loved fishing and was a member of the Mechanicsburg Sportsmen’s Club.
Services will be private at request of the family.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Derick Family.