Michael Robert DeRue
Newark - Michael R. DeRue, 31, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 on Monday, January 24, 2022, at Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St, Newark. Michael's celebration of life will be held at a date and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to a favorite charity of your choice in memory of Michael.
Michael was born the son of Robert J. and Melody A. (Vane) DeRue on Tuesday, September 11, 1990, in Newark, NY. He spent his life in the Newark area, attending Newark High School. He enjoyed trips to the casino and fishing. Spending time with his family, especially his daughter, was his greatest joy. Michael was a volunteer fireman with the Newark Fire Department until losing his sight.
Michael will be remembered by his loving wife, Angel DeRue; daughter, SkyLynn DeRue; brother, Peter DeRue; nephew, Timothy Fackelman; nieces, Arianna Fackelman and Madison Knepp; grandfather, Gordon Vane; brothers-in-law, Frank Wright and Patrick (Kelsey Sherman) Knepp; mother-in-law, Sherry Knepp.
Michael was predeceased by his parents, Robert (Melody) DeRue; a sister, Angela Wright; and father-in-law, Patrick Knepp.
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