05/03/1991 - 03/05/2020
Service Date: 03/11/2020
Service Time: 6 PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park


  • Derek, You were loved so much! Can’t believe you are gone.

  • Debbie Mollihan

    Our precious nephew…we are heart broken but know you are with Jesus and we will see you again❤️💔

  • William (Bill) Verno

    You were so young to leave this earth. I pray that you are received with open arms and say Hi to the family in passing. May God protect and accept you.

  • Tim,
    Prayers and condolences to you and your family. Mark

  • Sharnell C Porter

    My condolences to you and your family Boss. I will keep you all in my prayers. You have another Angel watching over you.

  • Tim,
    My thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences on the loss of your son. As a father myself, I can only imagine the pain and anguish you must be going through. There are no words that anyone can say that can possibly make what you are going through any easier. If you need or want to talk, give me a call. 402-660-8539

  • Felicia McArthur

    I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your son. Words cannot describe the shock of hearing such tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Tim, You and your family are in my prayers. As a father, I cannot imagine what this loss must be like for you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. In friendship, Olin.

  • Dennis and Danielle

    Tim, Kelly & Mike,
    Our Deepest condolences.
    The Light of God surround you.
    The Love of God Enfold you.
    The Power of God Protect you.
    The Presence of God Watch over you.
    Wherever you are-God, be your Strength and Harbour.

    If you need anything we are here for you now, Forever and Always.
    Take care of yourselves.
    Remember to lean upon those you find most comfort in.
    One day at a time …..
    All our Love,
    Dennis & Danielle

  • Heather Sternberg

    May God wrap His loving arms around all of you and provide you the strength you need. Prayers for Derek and all of the family.

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  • Stacey & Eric Peoples

    Tim and family, our condolences to you and your family. God has a plan for all of us. Trust in Him.

  • Teddy Herskovits

    Even though Derek was younger than me, I always looked up to him and idolized him. It is incredibly sad and I can’t believe he is gone. Tim, I hope you and your family are doing okay please let me know if you need anything.

  • My Dear Sweet Boy, How I miss you. You were truly Loved by so many people
    Life will never be the same, rest easy Son. I love you More!

  • Angela, Jeff, Josh & Jake Creedon

    We are truly sorry for your loss. May God bless you during this time. Your kindness has never been forgotten. Jeff & Angela Creedon

  • I know I didnt know derek but sorry to hear of his passing.

  • I miss bull shiting with you and making fun of others!

  • Anjum Alimohammed

    Tim, i am so shocked! i have no idea how i made my way through to this page. i started searching for justin gaethje the wrestler from safford arizona and ended up here. Please accept my condolences . i am really very saddened by this as i know you very well , but i also know that you are as tough as they come and you will pull through this. May God be with you and your family. Wishing you the best my friend. Anjum from the allegheny years—

  • Donna MacDougall

    The Lord is always close to the broken hearted…
    May Peace be with you this day and always

  • I recently learned that Derek died.

    I feel a great deal of sadness as I think of the loss of this friend who I spent time with in my younger years.

    When I think of Derek, I think of commitment and compassion. I remember Derek showing much commitment in the sports he engaged in, but also his friendships. I experienced Derek as being committed to his friendship with me and with other peers. I also remember Derek showing care and compassion to those around him. I always had a sense that he had my back and would be there for me if I reached out to him.

    As I have been grieving the loss of this good man, I have been keeping commitment and compassion close in my relationships to honor him.

  • Not sure if you guys remember me, but I sure remember you Derek. You and I wrestled together the summer before (I believe) you started high school. We trained for nationals together. Prior to that we wrestled each other in a couple freestyle tournaments. The first time you kicked my ass, and then second time I barely beat you. To this day it’s my proudest wrestling memory, because I knew you were better than me and you probably win that match 99 times out of a 100.

    Anyways, I stumbled upon this news and it breaks my heart. I really don’t know what to say, but thank you for the awesome memories. And to your family, I am so sorry for the loss and can’t imagine what this has been like.

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