Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert H. Deruy

Robert H. Deruy, age 81, of Shelby, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital.

He was born May 18, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan and was a graduate of North Fairfield Ohio High School. As a young man he worked at the former Wilkins Air Force Depot in Shelby where he met the love of his life, Dorothy Auck. They were married on November 21, 1953 and on February 19, 2012 she preceded him in death.

Bob retired from the Shelby Post Office after many years of service.  He and his wife, Dorothy, spent 18 of their retirement winters in Myrtle Beach where they had many friends that became their second family. Bob was a lifelong Detroit Tiger fan and enjoyed watching any and all sports on TV. His greatest joys were times spent with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons: Robert C. (Viki) Deruy of Shelby and Michael E. (Paula) Deruy of Powell; his grandchildren: Cari (John) Gauld of Brewer, Maine, Keli (Norman) Eckel of Perrysburg, Courtney Deruy, Mitchell Deruy and Alexis Deruy all of Powell; a great grandson: Hunter Gauld; a sister: Bertha (Leroy) Seigfreid of Willard; his aunt: Jean Straley of Greenwich.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents: Dovie (Angel) and Emile Deruy.

Friends and family are welcome on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 5-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial expressions may be made to Shelby HelpLine Ministries.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Mindy Utz says:

    Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Bruce Durr Sr. says:

    Bob & Mike:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this difficult time.

    Both my parents passed a long time ago and I know it’s tough.

    Be there for each other and may God Bless.

    Bruce Durr Sr. (Formerly of 104 West Park Drive)

  3. Len Hubbard says:

    Bob and Mike, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember him coming to all the baseball games as we were growing up. He was really a good guy and will be missed.

  4. Sheila Biglin says:

    Bob and Viki,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father and father-in-law. I remember him from the softball games and I thought he was a very nice man. Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Linda LaGoy says:

    Bob and Viki ~ So sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy.

  6. Carol Bryson says:

    Bob, Vicki and family,
    May your memories and love help heal the pain of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we send our deepest sympathy.
    Jack and Carol Bryson

  7. Lewis &Linda Shorter says:

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We have never met two such wonderful people as Dorothy and Bob were. May God Give You Peace at this very sad time.

  8. Jill Humphrey says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all of you.

  9. Rhonda(Hensley) Carey says:

    So sorry to read about the passing of your dad…may God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.

  10. Natasha Carpenter says:

    We did not know Bob very long. He was our neighbor on Leslie Lane. What we did get to know of him, he was a great man. Very fun to be around and easy to talk to. We are happy we got blessed to know him and Dorothy both. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. We are sorry for your loss.
    Jason & Natasha Carpenter

  11. Harlow & Dottie Steffey says:

    Bob & Viki and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. We knew him for 16 years in Myrtle Beach. He and Dorothy were like our family. We spent a lot of time with them and enjoyed their company and especially Bob’s exceptional humour. We have kept in close touch with him through e-mail. He was anxious to be with his loving wife Dorothy. They were a very special couple and I know his family and friends are going to miss him a lot. God Bless you and may God help you through your loss.

  12. Jennifer Friebel Bowman says:

    Bob & Viki,

    I just saw this and was saddened by your loss and know that he will be missed by many.

    May God comfort you at this time and always.

    Jennifer Bowman

  13. Kathy Snyder says:

    Dear Bob and Viki and Cari and Keli,
    I only knew your parents as grandparents , but they will always be role models for me if I ever have the chance to be a grandparent. They loved you girls so much and their support was awesome. Prayers for all of you.

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