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DEREK
Francis R. DEREK
died in 1939.
Monday, May 1, 1939, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
Francis R. Derek Dies on the Eve of His Graduation
Francis R. Derek who on the second of June would have received his diploma from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, marking the goal of eight years of diligent study and preparation, died at three o’clock Saturday afternoon at Jefferson Hospital, following an illness of six weeks or more with rheumatic fever, coupled with a heart condition. He died as his mother was hastening to reach his bedside, following the receipt of a message at 10 o’clock, Saturday morning, urging her coming as quickly as possible. In company with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry Derek, she drove to Philadelphia, but did not arrive until 7:00 in the evening. Meantime, the word of Francis’ death reached Latrobe, and occasioned sorrow throughout the entire community. He was a young man with many friends, and until the last they had clung to the hope that he would recover in time to receive his diploma. Last summer he had spent his junior internship at the Latrobe Hospital where he had impressed most favorably the local physicians and hospital staff, and where he had added largely to his circle of friends. One of the local ministers who had come to know him well at the hospital, paid tribute to him at the church services yesterday morning, and spoke of the tragic time of his death. Francis was born in Latrobe, October 8, 1913, the son of Mrs. Edith McGuire Derek and the late Frank R. Derek, whose death occurred five or more years ago. Francis graduated from the local parochial schools, then went to Latrobe High, graduating with the class of 1931. In the fall of that year he enrolled at St. Vincent’s College, taking the pre-medical course, as he already made up his mind that he was going to be a physician. He graduated from St. Vincent in 1935, and in the fall he was admitted to Jefferson Medical College where he made a fine record, assuring his graduation in June. He had planned to interne for the coming year at St. Francis College, and had been accepted for that duty. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, Latrobe Lodge B. P. O. Elks, and the Phi Beta Pi Fraternity. The funeral services will be held at the Holy Family church at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, with the internment following in St. Vincent cemetery. In the mean time the body will be at the home, and the Elks will conduct their service tomorrow night at 8:15 o’clock.
The friends who will serve as pallbearers will be Charles Cute, Joseph Lohr, Robert Adair, William Martin, Charles Berkelbaugh and William A. Woods, Jr. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

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Frank R. DEREK died in 1934.
Tuesday, June 26, 1934, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
FRANK DEREK IS CALLED BY DEATH
Frank R. Derek, aged 53 years, well known local business man, died at 1:10 o’clock yesterday afternoon, at his home, 1311 Ligonier street. Mr. Derek had been in ill health for the past four years, and recently had been forced to give up all outside activities. He was born in Germany, February 5, 1881, the son of the late John and Caroline Briske Derek. He came to this country with his parents, when he was seven years of age, the family locating at Blairsville. Mr. Derek received his education there. He came to Latrobe when a young man, and after 12 years was employed at the Railway Steel Spring Company plant. He quit that occupation to open a store in Crabtree where he remained for several years. In 1920 he returned to Latrobe, opening a confectionery store on South Ligonier street. The business prospered and after several years he had a new building erected next door, into which the store was moved. Mr. Derek was married on October 30, 1911, to Miss Edith McGuire, of Unity township. He is survived by his widow and one son, Francis. Three brothers, John Derek, Martin Derek and Henry Derek, all of Latrobe, also survive. Mr. Derek was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Family Choir, the Knights of St. George and the Kiwanis Club. Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Thursday morning at the Holy Family church, with solemn High Mass of Requiem. Internment will be made in the St. Vincent cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

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DUCHATAUX
Leon DUCHATAUX
died in 1906.
Leon Duchataux, Jr., aged eight months, died Tuesday morning at the home of his parents in Pt. Marion and the remains were taken through Uniontown Thursday morning for interment at Jeanette. The parents and other relatives were in the funeral party. The Morning News, Uniontown, Pa., Friday, April 6, 1906, Vol. 1. No. 2., Pg. 2, Cols. 4-5. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.

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DUER
Jonathan DUER
died in 1863.
At his residence in Murraysville, Westmoreland County, Pa., on the 11th of Nov., Jonathan Duer, in the 89th year of his age. The deceased was an old and respected citizen of Fayette county, highly esteemed in a large circle of acquaintances for his generous disposition and many good qualities. He had been for a number of years previous to his death, a worthy member of the Presbyterian Church. The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 3, 1863. Vol. 3, No. 43, Pg. 3, Col. 1. *1. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.

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