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John W. Derr

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Service: 10:30am Wed. April 13th, 2022
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

DERR, John W., 74 of Springfield, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022 in his home. He was born in Springfield on February 7, 1948 the son of Paul and Mary (Murray) Derr. He was a 1966 graduate of Catholic Central High School, where he was a member of the Boosters, Alumni Association, an original member of their Board of Trustees, was the first coach and began their men’s Soccer program in 1983. John was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and former member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He also coached Central Baseball and Softball and was a Green Blazer recipient. John also served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps, was a member of Knights of Columbus #624, retired from Ohio Edison in 2008 after 35 years of service and spent 10 years as a member of the ”Sports Scene” Broadcast Team and worked color on High School Sports at WBLY/WULM. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Peggy (Rogusky); two children and spouses, Todd (Maggie) Derr and Stacey (Rob) Webster; three grandchildren, Ethan and Avery Derr and Meyer Webster; brother and sister-in-law, Mark (Lora) Derr; sister, Mary Derr; nieces and nephews, Emily Derr and J.P. Derr and fiancé, Danielle Workman, Julie (Jacob) Krupp, Joey (Reese) Parham, Bryan (Kate) Rogusky, Chris (Heather) Rogusky, Anikka and Shanti Sellz and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Theresa (Steve) Parham. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Charlie and Mary (Meyer) Rogusky; sister-in-law, Susan Rogusky and brother-in-law, Dan Rogusky. The family would like to thank the Moorefield Township Fire Department and EMS for their efforts and kindness. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Raphael Church. Entombment will be in St. Bernard Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Central PTO or Catholic Central Boosters.
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Deer Family, So sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was always so kind to me and such a strong supporter of St. Mary’s and education.He will be missed.

- Ann Sertell, Thursday April 14th, 2022

Peggy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you in His care, and May John RIP.🙏❤️

- Sissy McFarland, Wednesday April 13th, 2022

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you.

- Paula Shell, Tuesday April 12th, 2022

Peggy, Todd, Stacey and Family -- Our deepest condolences to all of you in your loss. We are sending prayers and positive thoughts. So many memories at St. Mary's when I taught the kids. John coming into my classroom and sharing his Vietnam War expierences, John and I coaching the AB vending little league baseball team together, what fun we had with all those kids. Peggy and John were at all of the Catholic Central sporting events and fundraisers, donating coutless hours of work and time, it was always greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!! John was a great guy with an even bigger heart!!!!!! Praying for you all!!!!! Jim & Cindy Dimitroff and Family

- Jim Dimitroff, Tuesday April 12th, 2022

Lost my Assistant Coach and for this partnership I valued his help but am extremely sad for losing him. The Millers best wishes and sympathies to everyone who cared and loved John.

- Mark Miller, Tuesday April 12th, 2022

Central lost a good man. John worked hard and was always quick to lend a hand wherever needed. Even after I left Springfield, John continued to reach out. So sorry Peggy and family. Please be assured of our prayers during this difficult time.

- Ken Britt, Monday April 11th, 2022

I'm so sorry for your lost my condolences goes out to the family I have you all in my prayers 🙏💕

- Vicki Ross, Monday April 11th, 2022

Peggy and family, my deepest sympathy and prayers. (from an old St. Mary parishioner)

- Margaret Schief, Monday April 11th, 2022

Catholic Central lost a tremendous asset with John's passing. For 20-30 years if there was a project going on surrounding Catholic Central Athletics, you could guarantee John and Peggy were involved. Prayers and Love to all.

- David & Ellen Guenther, Monday April 11th, 2022

Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a good man and will be greatly missed by many. Sending prayers for you and your family.

- Linnea Kosater Flach, Monday April 11th, 2022

John was a very good man! He touched the lives of many people. He will be remembered as a caring person. May he rest in peace.

- Carol & Dave Perin, Sunday April 10th, 2022

May your love and fond memories help you on this journey. May peace and comfort find and guide you. And know that John touched many lives and he made a difference in with each person he met. Prayers for you all.

- Christine Metzger, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Peg and family, we are so sorry to hear that John has passed away. He was a good man and will always be remembered for all he has done for Catholic Central and his community. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP John you are now in the Lord’s hands.

- Ron and Killy Brown, Sunday April 10th, 2022

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a wonderful legacy he’s provided for entire community. He will always be with you. Our Prayers are with you.

- Mary Anne Ray, Sunday April 10th, 2022

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a wonderful legacy he’s provided for entire community. He will always be with you. Our Prayers are with you.

- Mary Anne Ray, Sunday April 10th, 2022

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- Judy and Jay Back, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Peggy, my heart. Breaks for you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a great gift to the Catholic Central community. Sending lov

- Judy and Jay Back, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Dear Peggy and family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers and Thoughts for you all. God Bless John and all those he loved and who love him, Susie

- Susie Meyer Rebert, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Peggy, my heart. Breaks for you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a great gift to the Catholic Central community. Sending lov

- Judy and Jay Back, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Peggy, Tod, Stacey and Family -- My deepest condolences to all of you in your loss. I always loved seeing John (usually at CCHS). His love for you all was evident. May he rest in peace. You will be in our prayers.

- Deborah and Doug Bosner, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Peggy, so sorry for your loss. Our sincere prayers & condolences for the family.

- Jim & Peg Horstman, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Warm & caring thoughts go out to your family. John held a very special place in my heart, he was always so wonderful to me and made me smile and laugh. He be touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Much love to you!

- Karen Cummings , Sunday April 10th, 2022

Peggy I am so sorry to here of Johnny’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace

- Dan rapp, Sunday April 10th, 2022

Peggy and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. It's never easy to lose a loved one, but know you have the love and support of so many! Peace and love to all and God hold John in the palm of His hand!

- sophiaturnbull@gmail.com, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy & Family, So very sorry to hear of John's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. RIP John in the arms of the angels.

- Margaret & Roger Weeks, Saturday April 9th, 2022

So very sad to hear this ! I know he is with God! So sorry prayers!

- Ginger Beier, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy, Our hearts are sad. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family. Memories of our days at St Mary's came flooding back. What a wonderful time we had working together. Love, prayers and strength.

- Jim and Patti Wright , Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy, we offer our sincere condolences to you and your family.

- Karen and John Murphy , Saturday April 9th, 2022

So saddened by this news. Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

- Ashley (Quisenberry) Neilson, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Deer Family, So sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was always so kind to me and such a strong supporter of St. Mary’s and education.He will be missed.

- Ann Sertell, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Sending our love, hugs and condolences to an amazing family.

- Jeff & Denise Cross, Saturday April 9th, 2022

So sorry to hear about John’s passing. Peggy, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May John rest in heaven.

- Rich and Sue Whalen, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy and family, We are so very sorry for your lost. Prayers

- Ed & Sue Stewart , Saturday April 9th, 2022

My sincere condolences to the Derr family. I have good memories of Mr. Derr and his tireless efforts to help people and make Catholic Central a better place. He was always kind and encouraging, especially to kids. He cared and worked hard to help make a difference, and he did. Prayers to the Derr family. God bless you all.

- Tim Foley, Saturday April 9th, 2022

I was on the alumni committee with John and did much for the Catholic Central High School football teams in the early 200s. I know Emily from from volunteer and lunch room duties with the kindergarten class. John was loved and will be missed.

- Dick Groeber, Saturday April 9th, 2022

We’re so sorry peggy I just talked to Art we both agree what a super nice man he was always making people smile and feel good about themselves I’m glad to have known him a member of the Band of Brothers a father and grandfather who will carry on his memories … God Bless

- Art&Mike Telaak, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy and family, I am so very sorry for your lost. Prayers. I know what you are going though I lost Bill 2 mos. ago

- Barb Brinsley, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy and family so sorry to hear of John's passing, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Many fond memories Bob and Sue Armentrout

- Bob and Sue Armentrout, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

- Mary Derr McAfee, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Sending prayers for your entire family. May fond memories give you strength through these next difficult days. So very sorry for your loss.

- Julie Valentine , Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy and family, So sorry to hear about John. I hope your memories you shared will bring you some comfort in the days ahead. Thoughts and prayers are with you…….

- Greg and Carolyn Kellermeyer , Saturday April 9th, 2022

So many memories of you and John dating and the Marines and your move to California and experience With the earthquake .One thing I will never forget was when you stepped in as my Matron of honor .My heart brakes for you and yours being as you are still mourning the loss of Dan . My prayers for you and your family and may John find peace with the Lord .

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Dear Peggy and family, So sadden by the news of John’s death. Sending care and prayers to you and the many people who benefited from his well lived life.

- Janet Yannucci, Saturday April 9th, 2022

My deepest sympathy to you Peggy and your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Bob Reuwer, Saturday April 9th, 2022

Peggy, my deepest condolences to your entire family. My hope is that you will get through this very trying time , knowing that the time you all had with John the husband,father, uncle , cousin and whatever family relationship, that he was a wonderful gift to be shared. I know John will be welcomed home to the Fathe for his eternal rest. Know that we were all blessed to have known John. While I am unable to attend his service I will have a mass in his name served Much love and sympathy to all of you Tom Skinner

- Tom Skinner , Saturday April 9th, 2022

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