James J. Deran III

III DELTA James J. Deran, III, 76, died in his home in Delta, on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Born in Baltimore, Md., on November 20, 1936, he was a son of the late James Joseph DeRan, Jr., and Helen (Harry) DeRan. Mr. DeRan was a 1954 graduate of North Harford High School in Pylesville, Md., and a lifetime resident of the area. He had served 4 years in the U.S. Navy before completing 16 years with the U.S. Air Force. Mr. DeRan retired in 2003 from Aberdeen Proving Ground with 20 years of service as a Truck Driver/Ammo Handler. He was a member of the John S. Murphy V.F.W. Post #7130 in Delta and the American Legion Post #182 in Whiteford, MD. He enjoyed watching sports on television, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Orioles and the University of Maryland Terps. He is survived by two children, Diane Daum and her husband, Robert Andy Daum, II of Mountville and Brian DeRan of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A sister, Sally Grace and her husband, Bob of Castleton, Vt.; and three brothers, Charles Harry DeRan and his wife, Carole of Bel Air, Md., John DeRan of Delta, and David DeRan and his wife, Roxanne of Delta. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael DeRan. Following cremation, "A Celebration of Life" will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post #182, 2217 Whiteford Road, Whiteford, Md. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate memorial contributions to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Harkins Funeral Home, Delta, has been entrusted with his arrangements. For directions or to send condolences, please call 800-550-5915 or visit www.harkinsfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Harkins Funeral Home, Inc.
600 Main Street Delta, PA 17314

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 17, 2013