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Wayne Douglas Deryck

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Wayne Douglas "Doug" Deryck Jr.

WINTERS, Calif. -- Wayne Douglas "Doug" Deryck Jr., age 53, died September 5, 2018 at home within 41 days of receiving an esophageal cancer diagnosis. He passed in his wife's arms with his mother and brothers surrounding him.

Doug is survived by his wife, Michele "Mick" Lynn Dill; son, Timothy Scott Deryck; mother, Carol Sue Anderson; brothers, Michael Brett, Ronald Scott, Richard Allen Deryck and Shawn Thomas Wilson; uncles, Robert, John, Brian Deryck, Richard and Russell Anderson; aunt, Lynn Fisher; nieces, Rachel Michelle Deryck and Claire Cathleen Wilson; nephews, Joshua Jacob and Scott Michael Deryck; ten cousins, many friends and extended family.

Born March 10, 1965 in Akron, Ohio to military parents Wayne Douglas Deryck Sr. and Carol Sue Anderson, he lived and traveled to many places in the U.S. and abroad. He pursued a career in the Navy following high school in 1983. In boot camp Doug was his company RCPO recognized for leadership, physical fitness and military bearing. He graduated with a B.S. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University in 1998.

A veteran of the United States Navy and Air Force, he served as an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator for Air/Sea Rescue in Hawaii. Deployments included Western Pacific, Persian Gulf, Japan and Saudi Arabia. 'MinBeep' briefly flew as an air reservist with the HSL-84 and HSL-37 before enlisting in the AFR and becoming a C-130 flight engineer in 1988. He transferred to Travis AFB and converted onto the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. He earned several medals and honors, including the Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon.

After retiring as a U.S. Air Force Reserve Captain in 2008 he committed to a life of flying commercial planes which included the King Air 90, 200, 300 and 350 for Woodland Aviation, Inc. He served as a Captain, Company Check Airman, and Instructor Pilot before working 12 years at XOJET, Inc. piloting the world's fastest flying Citation X Business Jet.

His hobbies included continuing education, traveling to historical locations, camping, whale watching, flying drones, staying current with the latest in technology and being the glue in keeping his family together. Doug's true essence was caring for others by doing and offering of himself in whatever capacity he could. He was an all-round success and honorable man. He will be missed terribly.

Services rendering Military Funeral Honors will be held October 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. His remains will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.

You'll long be remembered, whenever we say, "Fair Winds and Following Seas."
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sept. 16, 2018
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