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November 18, 2019

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November 17, 2019
Best brother ever I can't believe he is gone. I was so looking forward to seeing him on his annual trip for Thanksgiving the holiday just won't be the same.
Denyse
November 11, 2019
Derek was one of the nicest persons I have ever known. He was always polite and considerate in everything he did. We had known each other for 35 years or so, and he had done various video and photography functions for our family and for several of our high school reunions. I lent him a clear acrylic podium for one of his photo shoots with Fremont Bank once, which he used for several weeks. I was happy to help and he was very appreciative. When our daughter was 1.5 or 2 years old, around 32-33 years ago, Derek had her model an Aprika stroller for the Sharper Image and it was the cutest thing ever. We shot it over in SF. I still have the old VHS tape of it. It was played in all of their store monitors to advertise the product. No money changed hands; we were happy to help out and it was a fun day. Whenever I would call Derek on the phone I would say "Hi Derek", and he would always repeat my name and say "Mike!" enthusiastically like he really was happy to hear from me. That was a great characteristic he had to make others feel good when you called him or saw him in person. He was a special guy, a good friend, and master technician in his field and will be missed by all who knew him. He went too soon, too young! All of our sympathy to the family, whom we have know for a long time.

MIke, Amy and Tillie Adelson
November 9, 2019
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November 8, 2019
Many memories of Derek during our years at HHS; tennis matches, and hanging out at various functions throughout our 4 years, and more recently getting together for an evening of food and conversation with other friends in Hayward. My condolences to Des and the whole family during this time of grieving ❤
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