Derwood H. Widrick, 82, of Beaver Falls


BEAVER FALLS- Derwood H. Widrick, 83, State Route 126, went to be with the Lord Monday evening at his home surrounded by his family.

A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 AM Thursday April 26th at the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, with Rev. Bruce Chartrand, Pastor, officiating. Burial in the church cemetery will be held at 10:15 AM prior to the service. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday April 25th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan. Online condolences may be made at

Derwood was born in the Town of New Bremen August 31, 1928 to Leon and Katherine Lehman Widrick.

He attended Beaver River Central School. On June 13, 1951, he married Ruth Moser at the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen with the Rev. Gordon Schrag officiating. He worked in the laboratory at Latex Fiber Industries, Beaver Falls, retiring after 42 years. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen.

He enjoyed snow sledding, Honda riding, travelling, camping, watching car races and having coffee with friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, Beaver Falls; one son, Randy Widrick, Beaver Falls; five daughters and four sons in law, Linda and Keith Gnagey, Harrisonburg, VA, Susan and Jeff Bush, Lowville, Nancy and Peter Lind, Salem, OR, Joyce and Steve Grau, New Bremen and Amy Katherine, Castorland. He is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Doug and Frances, PA, Glenn and Anna Margie, Croghan. He also has three sisters and a brother in law, Imelda Hills, Maxine Nafziger, both of Lowville and Betty and Norman Yousey, Castorland. He also has a sister in law Betty Widrick, Lowville. He has 13 grandchildren, two great granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by a brother, Gerald, and two brothers in law, Ronald Hills and Vernon Nafziger.

Memorial donations can be made to the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen PO Box 417 Lowville, NY 13367.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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