Joseph Derway

Joseph M. Derway Jr.

Friday, November 15th, 1929 - Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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Hudson Falls
Joseph Derway, 89, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his home.

Born on November 15, 1929, in Hudson Falls, he was the son of Joseph and Lillian (Murray) Derway.

Joe always had a smile on his face, and everyone loved him to the end. Joe attended Glens Falls High School upon graduation entered the United States Navy in 1952. Joe married Shirley Chandler on July 24, 1954 at St. Alphonsus in Glens Falls. They spent 43 years together until her passing in May of 1997. They had eight beautiful children together. They enjoyed going camping, taking long rides and most of all spending time with their large family. In recent years Joe was lucky enough to find a second family with his companion Minnie Cormie.

After many years of service Joe retired from General Electric in Fort Edward. He really enjoyed his retirement and riding his bike all over Hudson Falls.

In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was predeceased by his brothers, Cliff and Donald Derway; his sister, Ruth Richards; his grandchildren, Audrey and Bobby Derway; his son-in-law, John Kelly.

Left to cherish his memory include his children, Nancy Kelly, Jim (Kathy) Derway, Kathy Ross (Peter Ingelston), Mike (Nancy) Derway, Robert (Tabetha) Derway, David (Jennifer) Derway, Bill (Kelli) Derway and Joseph Derway III (Jamie Zeno); his grandchildren, Carrie, Adam, Chad, Nathaniel, Andy, James, Jeremy, Trenton, Tyler, Julia, Sarah, Caitlyn, Keirnan, Emily, Ally, Haley, Joey and Alaidriale; 11 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Doris Derway and Harold (Joan) Derway; his brother-in-law, Lee Richards; his sister-in-law, Connie Derway; his longtime companion, Minnie Cormie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9am on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at St. Mary’s/ St. Paul’s, Hudson Falls on the park.

Rite of Committal will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Joe’s memory can be made to High Peaks Hospice, Inc. Warren Co.,79 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.

The family wishes to thank High Peaks Hospice for their care and support given to Joe and his family by fulfilling his wish to remain at the home he built 60 years ago during his final days.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - SGF
    136 Main Street
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 9:00am
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 9:00am
    St. Mary's/St. Paul's
    On The Park
    HUDSON FALLS, NY 12839
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M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home Staff

Posted at 08:17am
With the first anniversary of the passing of Joe, we extend our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you share bring you peace.

Elizabeth Pensivy

Posted at 08:38am
I got to know a lot of the Derway family through social media. The last time I saw Joseph was at the wedding of my brother John Kelly and Nancy Derway Kelly. I have been blessed to have her in my life. I wish you all peace and comfort at this sad time. HIs family took care of him well in his final days. God bless all of you and bring you peace and comfort. The Pensivy Family, Palmetto, Fl.

Denise A DiResta

Posted at 08:18am
Joe, you will be missed by many. I will cherish the days we spent while teaching me how to play the spoons or tinkering around on a lawn mower. You were kind and witty. Please give your bride, Shirley, hugs and kisses from me. God Bless your whole family. RIP Joe. Lots of love, Dee

Ann Szostak Collins

Posted at 08:53pm
My sincere condolences to the Derway family in the loss of their dear father. Your Dad was a great neighbor and friend and I cherish the Woodfin Park memories! I wish I lived closer but will be sending my hugs via Andy and Tamara.

Renee & Haley

Posted at 09:19am
With loving memories of "Joseph Derway",
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