Michael J. Derych

14 Feb 2020 | 12:33

Michael J. Derych of Warwick passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. He was 77 years old.

Born in Englewood Hospital in Englewood, N.J., on July 23, 1942, he was the son of Mildred (nee Yurco) and Michael J. Derych Sr. of West New York, N.J.

Michael was raised in West New York and graduated from Memorial High School in West New York and became a successful career salesman for data products of the auto industry.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, telling stories, and especially fishing.

Michael had a sunny disposition. Loved by everyone, he was one of those individuals who lit up a room and would have everyone laughing in no time with his famous dad jokes.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Kathy; daughter Chelsea Colandrea and her husband Adam, of Warwick; son Michael John Derych III and his wife Jaclyn, of Stockholm, N.J.; grandsons Michael Joseph Derych and William John Derych; brother Donald Derych and his wife, Linda, of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister Susan Popp and her husband Keith, of West Milford, N.J.; nephews James Derych, Tom Derych and Keith Popp Jr.; and niece Kristen Popp.

Visitation was held Feb. 16 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 17 at St. Stephen Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.

Interment followed the mass in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. To send an online condolence, visit www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.