Albert J. Dereskiewicz

July 18, 1932 - April 11, 2020
Albert J. Dereskiewicz

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Albert J. Dereskiewicz, 87, of St. Clairsville, OH died Saturday April 11th, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born July 18th, 1932, son of the late Albert and Margaret (Donalavage) Dereskiewicz in Shenandoah Pennsylvania. Albert was a proud member of the St. Clairsville American Legion Post 159. He enjoyed visiting other veterans at the Belmont Correctional Facility in his spare time. Albert was former president of Kwanis Club in Vandergrift, PA as well as the former president of the Merchant’s Association in Vandergrift, PA.

He was a long time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Albert retired from J.C. Penney’s Store after working many years in the shoe department. Albert is an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marcia (Bryant) Dereskiewicz, whom he married November 9th, 1957; as well as a sister, Joan (Alex) Truhan.

He is survived by sons, Gary (Brenda) Dereskiewicz of Flushing, OH, Michael (Donna) Dereskiewicz of Zanesville, OH, James (Cathy) Dereskiewicz of Harrisonville, MO, Thomas Dereskiewicz of Kansas City, MO, his daughter Karen (Leland) Lasure  of Harrisonville, MO.

In addition he is survived by his brothers Ron (Cam) Derr of Shenandoah, PA and Steven (Marla) Dereskiewicz of Grain Valley, MO and sister, Arlene (Joe) Klocek of Allentown, PA; as well as his brother in law Terry (Cathy) Bryant, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 204 W. Main St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

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  • April 13, 2020
    Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Albert J. Dereskiewicz, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Albert J. Dereskiewicz, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • April 13, 2020
    Mary Potter says:
    Al D's family I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of training Al to be one of our finest volunteers at Belmont Correctional Institution. Normally the training takes 3 1/2 hours but his took much longer because he kept telling me stories! I could tell he loved his wife, his children, and his country. The partnership between the incarcerated men and the American Legion Post 159 has been a partnership we are very proud of. I have missed seeing Al and have thought of him often. I will miss him dearly and never forget him. Mary Potter, Deputy Warden of Special Services

  • April 14, 2020
    ArleneV. Valare Klocek says:
    Miss my dear brother. He always loved family and visited as often as he could. His sense of humor was contagious. The cousiins had such fun with his children when he came to shenandoahwith the family. Marcia drove because he alwzys got lost. heart wss broken when i heard he passed away. Thank you brother.,Abe for your service in Korea to keep us safe. GOD GAVE YOU 6 CHILDREN A WONDERFUL FAMILY TO BE PROUD OF. MAY YOU BE WITH JESUS IN HEAVEN AND OUR LOVED ONES WHO ARE THERE. I WILL MISS YOU BROTHER AND THE FUN TIMES AND LAUGHS WE HAD. PEACE AND COMFORT TO YOUR CHILDREN. I LOVE YOU ABE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH BUT YOU LIVE IN IN YOUR CHILDREN. PRAISE GOD! LOVE,SISTER ARLENE.BUTUS AND HUGS!!

  • April 14, 2020
    Larry Barnes says:
    Al D was a very close friend of mine.Everytime I enter through the doors of the American legion I will think of Al D.Never once was he asked to help out that he refused.So many great stories we will be able to tell over the years to come

  • April 14, 2020
    Kathy Wallace says:
    To Mr. D’s family, friends & loved ones. I worked with Mr.D at JC Penny for many years. He was a great man & friend. May God give you all His love, strength & peace during this sad difficult time & in the days ahead. Rest In Peace Mr. D. You will be missed.