Salathiel O. Derk

January 1, 1938 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 82)


Shamokin - Salathiel “Red” Derk, 82, of S. Market Street, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at his home.

He was born January 1, 1938 in Danville a son of the late Arthur James and Tamie Ada (Rebuck) Derk.  On January 9, 1957 in St. John’s UCC in Shamokin, he married the former Peggy Ann Pickering who survives.

Red was a 1955 graduate of Trevorton High School.  From 1956-1962 he served in the US Navy as an Airman.

He retired as an over the road truck driver from Yellow Freight Trucking.

In addition to his wife of 63 years Red is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Wanda and David Scheeler of Sunbury, sons and daughters-in-law David and Denise Derk of CA, Kevin and Michelle Derk of ..... five grandchildren and spouses, five great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters-in-law Arthur James Derk II and wife Nancy, Arabella Derk and three nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by daughter Pamela Derk, brother Robert Derk, and sister Renee Apichell.

Friends and family may visit from noon to 1:00pm at the First Reformed Church of Christ, 160 Chestnut Street, Sunbury with  a Masonic Service at noon. Funeral services will begin at 1:00pm with Rev. Lynn Schmoyer officiating.  

In lieu of flowers donations in Red’s memory may be made to the First Reformed United Church of Christ 160 Chestnut Street, Sunbury, PA. 17801.

Arrangements are by the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut Street, Sunbury.

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