August "Gus" Derle
"Gus" Derle, age 64, of Wilmington died at home on Monday September
graduating from Widener
University, Gus had
three professions throughout his life. He worked for 20 years in
shipbuilding, 10 years in school administration for adult education and in
defense for General Dynamics for the last 17 years.
that knew Gus also knew his love of baseball and since he was born in Boston, MA,
especially the Red Sox. He owned his own semi-pro baseball team, the Derle Blue Sox and has coached countless baseball teams
of all ages throughout the years. Gus also had a great love for music. He was
the director of the Sign of Peace Youth group and taught guitar lessons. Gus
was an active member of Del Vets and was also very active in the parishes of
Holy Rosary and Holy Child where he taught CCD and was a Eucharistic
survived by his wife and best friend, Margaret "Peggy" Derle, two sons Chris (Angie) and Glenn Derle, two granddaughters Emily and Allison Derle, two sisters Terry Rovalis
and Donna Derle-Cabral and brother Richard Derle.
Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Saturday September 15, at St.
Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road.
Friends may call at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike from 6 to 8 pm
on Friday September 14. Burial will follow Mass in St.
Joseph on the Brandywine
of flowers, please consider donations in Gus' name to the Cancer Treatment
Centers of America,
1331 East Wyoming Avenue,
Published in The News Journal from
September 13 to September 14, 2012