Thomas J. Derr

  • Born: May 12, 1926
  • Died: September 23, 2020
  • Location: Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

Kish Funeral Home

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Tel. (610) 359-1111

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father and Grandfather


Thomas J., A US Navy retired CPO, age 94, of Lincoln University, formerly of Collingdale and Philadelphia passed away on September 23, 2020.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary M. (nee Jetter).

Survived by his loving children; Thomas E., James (Colleen), Margaret Westfall, Robert (Donna), David (Dottie), Dorothy Derr, Andrew (Anne), Elizabeth McDevitt (Brian) and Daniel (Mia); his 17 cherished grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Tom enjoyed salt water fishing and spending time with his family.

Relatives and Friends are invited to his Viewing on Monday October 5, 9:00AM-9:45AM with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00 AM (ALL IN CHURCH) St. Pius X Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA, Interment Glenwood Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom's name may be made to The Gary Sinise Foundation OR Freedom Service Dogs of America would be appreciated

Arr: KISH Funeral Home


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences-Robby Pappert

Posted by rob pappert - Craig, CO - Family   October 09, 2020

Just wanted all of you to know how much I loved your dad. All of you . I was there with you just invisible. Him and mom are flying together laughing and giggling but most of all sitting on all your shoulders. May you all remember only the good times. There are to many to mention, but fishing, the duck boat, Francis Scott Key and of course Beach Comber stand out the most. May you all take comfort they are together again. Much love to you all. Lori

Posted by Lori Gayliard - Moorestown, NJ   October 05, 2020

Hello Liz, I want to give my deepest condolences. Nina.

Posted by IANINA BURUNDARENA - Select city, PA - Coworker   October 01, 2020

Pest in peace Uncle Tom. Job well done good and faithful servant.

Posted by Eugene Schwenk - KDH, NC - Family   September 30, 2020

We're so sorry for your loss. We were neighbors for such a long time.

Posted by Barbara Curry-Dressler - LANGHORNE, PA - Neighbor   September 30, 2020

Fair seas and following winds Uncle Tom. Tell everyone hello for me.

Posted by James Derr - Hanover Township, PA - Family   September 29, 2020

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