Life Story / Obituary
Edward James DeRochey passed from this earthly life Saturday, January 11, 2020, and is forever safely home in heaven in the arms of Jesus. Ed had a great desire to be in heaven with Jesus, to see his glory, and to sing with the angels. Ed was born in Manistique, Michigan; had a lifelong friendship with Jane Van Dommelen, who lived two houses down from him on Remembrance Road when they were children; worked several years for Spectrum (Butterworth) Hospital in the laundry room; became a member of Harvest Orthodox Presbyterian Church in July of 2015; and could be seen quite often walking down 52nd St early Sunday mornings on his way to and from church. He recently celebrated his 69th birthday. Ed has two surviving brothers, Dwayne and Neil, and was preceded in death by his brother John.