Thomas C. Derochie passed away on July 10, 2021. He had resided at 98 Railroad Street, Malone, NY.
He was born on June 17, 1925 in Annsville, NY., to Adolphus Derochie and Lois (Cole) Derochie. He was predeceased by his parents at a young age. He graduated from Berkley High School in Berkley; CA. Tom served in the U.S. Navy as a Gunnery Mate First Class during both World War II and the Korean conflict.
After leaving the U.S. Navy, Tom owned and operated Malone Wholesale Grocery for several years. He went to work at McCaddam Cheese Company as Shift Supervisor, retiring in 1983. Tom was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Tom was married in 1947 to the former Marilyn Green. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1978 Tom was united in marriage to the former Betty Allen, who predeceased him in 2011.
Tom’s love of family, integrity, positive view of life and that wonderful, contagious smile, will be forever remembered of those who survive him, his two daughters and son-in-law, Gloria and Darrell Johnson of Westville and Barbara Stephenson of Malone, NY., his stepchildren, Paul and Renee Lane, Cindy (Lane) and David Scott and Karen (Lane) and Dwayne LaMay all of Malone; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a close family friend, Dr. Allan Schlicht of Juneau, AK.
Besides his parents and his wife, Betty, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Alice in 1931, and his stepdaughter, Judy (Lane) Maness in 2000.
A Memorial service will be held in the fall of 2021. Donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Legion, Elm Street, Malone, NY.