In memory of
Jill R. Dereza
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In memory of
Jill R. Dereza
BRANCHPORT - Jill R. Dereza, 66, of Branchport, N.Y., passed away at her home on Friday (October 7, 2016). A service celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday (October 15, 2016) at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan, 211 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527, with Rev. Paul Malles officiating. Jill was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on January 28, 1950, the daughter of the late Dorward L. and Ruth L. (Cross) Schneider. Jill was married to her late husband, John, on May 12, 1970, in Elizabeth, N.J. She was a teacher who spent her career educating, at the Hamilton School System, in Hamilton Square, N.J. She enjoyed quilting, spinning, knitting and raising her dogs. Jill is survived by her loving children Lara (Paul Mondok) Dereza-Santos, of Cranford, N.J. and Andrew (Tiffany) Dereza, of Cleveland, Ohio; her beloved grandchildren Desiree Santos, Andrew Dereza Jr. and Natalia Dereza; as well as several cousins. In addition to her parents, Jill was predeceased by her husband, John, on February 7, 2013 and her sister, Gay Schneider, on June 15, 2011. Friends and family may share condolences and memories of Jill at www.townsendwood
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