Samuel James Derr "Sam," 22, of 604 Upper Rynearson Road, Muncy (Huntersville), passed away Oct. 21, 2012.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1990, in Williamsport, to Michael L. and Karen K. (Koch) Derr of Huntersville.
Sam graduated from Hughesville High School in 2008. After high school, he went on to serve in the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He worked as a Chinook mechanic. Recently, he worked alongside his father in service and sales at Leading Electronics. He was an avid reader. His interests included Boy Scouts, band, chorus and soccer. In the Army, everyone knew him as an all around great guy and friend who was often seen riding his unicycle. Sam established friends all around the globe. He was also known as being adventurous and always exploring.
Samuel James Derr
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Jason Koch of Hughesville; maternal grandparents, Allen Koch Sr. of Muncy and Nancy Sessamen of Elimsport; and one niece, Kassidy Koch.
He was predeceased by his sister, Nichole Derr, and his paternal grandparents, James and Louise (Nyman) Derr.
His ashes will be placed with his sister at Huntersville Trinity Cemetery, Huntersville, Pa.
Friends will be received at Nancy and Johnny's Country Tavern, 3146 Quaker Church Road, Muncy, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, starting at 10 a.m. with a memorial service to be held at noon and luncheon to follow. Please come join family and friends in the sharing of photos and stories. Officiating will be a family friend, Rev. Michael Istre.
The family will provide flowers and suggests contributions in Sam's name be made to Huntersville Trinity Cemetery and mailed c/o Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756. Food donations may be taken to Nancy and Johnny's and condolences and stories may be left on Samuel James Derr's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sammyjayderr or at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.