Of Forest Hills, age 91, died on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Beloved husband of Dolores (Dolly Evans) for 69 years. Together they raised 2 sons, Dr. Keith A Derco (Susan) of Richmond, VA, and Dr. Scott L. Derco (Carol) of Long Island, NY. John was truly regarded as one from the "greatest generation". He was the sole proprietor of J & P Auto, who together with Joe and Gene ran a trusted, respected business for 40 years. He later went on to enjoy 27 years of retirement in relatively good health. He and Dolly loved to travel on tours, visiting family, and cruising with decade long friends. Predeceased by his parents, George Sr. and Ann Derco; 2 brothers, George Jr. and Robert; 4 sisters, Mary, Ann, Helen, and Margaret. He leaves behind grandchildren, great grands, god children, and numerous nieces and nephews. Thanks to VITAS Hospice and staff, especially Miranda, whose loving care made it possible for John to remain in the house he built and loved. Also to Judy & Barb who brought the church Eucharist to us. Friends received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Saturday from 9am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. John Fisher Church. Family requests memorial gifts to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224 or www.givetochildrens.org/tributedonate.
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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224