Alouise Carl “Louie” DeRycke
Palmyra/Newark— A celebration of the life of Louie, who passed away on January 21, 2011, will be held from 1:30 – 4 P.M. on Saturday (June 11th) at the Arcadia Memorial Post, V.F.W., 225 East Union Street, Newark, New York.
He was born December 17, 1934, in Ontario, N.Y. the son of Gustaf and Hazel Pepper DeRycke. Louie served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823). He was a member of the USS Samuel B. Roberts Shipmates Association, the Palmyra Moose, the Tin Can Sailors and was a lifetime member of the VFW of Palmyra. Louie enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, dancing and yard work. He was a backyard mechanic and a collector of unwanted precious metals (scrapper). After 45 years, he retired from ARA vending services.
Formerly of Palmyra, Louie had been living in Cleveland, Oklahoma with his wife of 28 years, Karen Kane DeRycke. He is also survived by his children Eugene (Elizabeth), Tina DeRycke, Beth (Paul) Chaconas, Brenda (boyfriend Ray Renckert) Ahern and Steven (girlfriend Colleen Clark); grandchildren Scott DeRycke, Matthew DeRycke, Dean (Melissa) Bailey, Mellissa (Michael) Godkin, Nathan (Elizabeth) Colon, Staci Reinwald, Jason Sampson, Patrick Ahern, Steven DeRycke, Taylor DeRycke, Trina, Sara, Jamie and Zee Hobbs; great grandchildren Hanna and Lauren Godkin, Nevach and Audrianne Sewell and Amaya Lorence; sisters Catherine (Russell) Bodine, Gert Glazier; a brother Gus (Beverly), and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Peter, sisters Alice Kommer and Peggy Lannon; step-daughter Theresa Hobbs several nieces and nephews and his God-Son Alvin DeRycke.