DERRICKSON (Dick) Richard W., age 91 passed away peacefully after a brief illness on February 9th in The Villages, FL. Born on February 13, 1925 in Syracuse, NY and was Athlete of the year in Syracuse in 1943. Served in the US Coast Guard and graduated from Syracuse University. He was married to his best friend Ginnie for 64 years. He was Athletic Director and coached at Park Ridge HS for over 30 years. Coached the Park Ridge HS basketball team to the State Championship in1966. Preceded in death by wife Virginia B. Derrickson, daughter Karen Jo Derrickson and son Dr Richard R. Derrickson. Survived by son and wife James and Wendy Derrickson of Moyock NC and daughter-in-law Ellie Derrickson-Brunetto of Brigantine NJ, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Burial and a memorial service will be held in Atlantic City at a later date.
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