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Jack Derho


1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jack Derho Obituary
JACK DERHO Jack was born in Bovey, MN on Oct. 9, 1930 passed away Jan. 12, 2016 at his home in Riverside, CA with family at his bedside. He graduated from Chino High School in 1948 and soon joined the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War. Having spent 4 yrs. in the USMC, he was discharged in 1952 as a staff sergeant. He married Jo Cantrell in 1949 and they started a family, having 2 daughters, Lindy and Debbie. After their divorce 10 years later, he married several more times. Jack was a real "Jack of all trades", doing everything from construction, sales, correctional officer, expeditor, and for many years maintenance at MK Smith Chevy in Chino. Jack had many interests and excelled in drag racing his motorcycle (he held the record in CA, AZ and NV) in the '50's, bowling in the '60's, and golf in the 90's. His favorite during all those years was watching the L.A. Dodgers games. He loved rock 'n roll music in the 50's and 60's and was a great dancer! Jack had the best sense of humor and was an optimist all the way! He never said a bad word about anyone and being a "people person", never met a stranger. Always leaving with a happy "Toodles!" He is survived by 2 daughters, Linda Sapien (Mira Loma) and Debra Howell (La Verne); three grandchildren Bridgette Staley (his caregiver) of Riverside, Brian Sapien (MN) and Marin Rieger (MD). Also 6 great grandchildren, Summer Baca, Marisa Staley, Brody and Kaleb Sapien, Levi and Spencer Rieger, great-great grandchildren Lilly Staley and Collin and Craig Baca; his brother Ernie Derho and nephew Rob Derho, both of Utah and niece Vicki LeBlanc of Corona. He also leaves 2 stepsons he raised, Danny (Phelen), and Curtis (AZ) Derho, and their sister Toni Vasques (TN).. He was preceded in death by his sister Pat. Dean Kimberly of Rubidoux Mortuary arranged services to be held on Thurs, Feb. 11, 2016 at Riverside National Cemetery at 11:30 am. Toodles, Daddy.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 7, 2016
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