DeRycke, Gustaf L. Jr.
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Palmyra: Age 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tues. Dec. 11, 2012. Gus is survived by his wife Beverly; his "little DeRycke" Elizabeth; children Alice (Willard) Hardin, Allen (Betty) and Alex (Dawn) DeRycke; Tobi(Todd) DuVall,Tracy (Angel) Porrata, Tammy(Bill) Affronti, Terri (Lane) Young, Lynn (Eric) Johnson, Patrick Parker and Jodi Chase; sisters Gert Glazier and Katherine Bodine; special friends Lauralee, Jared and Brandon Jones. Pappa was loved and respected by his many grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Gus is predeceased by his first wife Alice; son Alvin DeRycke; sisters Alice Kommer and Peggy Lannon and brothers Louie and Pete.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors at 11am on Sat., Dec. 15 in the Palmyra Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at noon on Sat., Dec. 15 at the Cross Creek Free Methodist Church in Palmyra with a reception to follow at the church. Gus was born on March 12, 1930 the son of Gustaf and Hazel Pepper DeRycke Sr. He was a devoted member of Cross Creek Church serving in many capacities including ushering and Bible Studies. Gus loved to tinker and could often be found helping the neighborhood children repair their bicycles. The funeral home proudly flies the United States Army flag in honor of Mr. DeRycke's service to our country. Online condolences @ www.rlyostfuneralhome.com
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Dec. 12, 2012