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Aubrey J. Derry, 87, of Indialantic, Florida, lost his long battle with cancer on August 7, 2012. He was born January 31, 1925 in Northport, Long Island, NY, where he grew up on the Cheesborough Estate.
A veteran of WWII, he served his country with the US Naval Armed Guard from 1942 - 1946. He was a carpenter at Mitchell Airforce Base, a carpenter/plans examiner for the town of Smithtown, NY, a building and plans inspector in NY and FL and a school crossing guard.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Julia, and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Christine, of 16 years; his son, daughter, sister, granddaughters, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A visitation will be held from 10 am to 12 pm, Saturday, August 11, at Beach Funeral Home, 1689 S. Patrick Dr., Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937. Phone: 321-777-4640. A military honors service will be held at 11:45 am.
Donations may be made to your local hospice or The Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care, 661 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL 32955. Phone: (321) 637-2755 http://www.wuesthoff.com/locations/jey-pillai-center-for-hospice-care.
Condolences may be sent to www.beachfuneralhome.com.
Beach Funeral Home
1689 S. Patrick Dr.
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 9, 2012