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William Varaztad Derderian

April 7, 1923 August 31, 2017
William Varaztad Derderian
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William (Bill) Varaztad Derderian, of Redford Township, Michigan, age 94.

Predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marybeth, and siblings Karnig, Mike (Dorothy) and Almast.

Survived by his children, Ron (Denise), Gary (Kathy) and Lynn.Loving grandfather of Holly, Carrie (Nick) Costa, Jeff and Bryan (Kayla), and great-grandfather of Vincent, Luca and Rocco Costa and Sophia Derderian. Loving brother of Mari, Tom (Sarah), Jane and Rosalie (Arthur) Mardigian. Beloved uncle of many many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a graduate of Wayne State University where he met Marybeth. He served honorably in the Pacific Theater during World War II. For nearly fifty years, he impacted and helped shaped the lives of thousands of students as a drivers’ training instructor at Mackenzie High School in Detroit (from where he retired) and coached youth organized baseball and basketball teams through Redford Township Junior Athletic Association (RTJAA), where he was affectionately known as Mr. D., and Madonna College. He lived a long and honorable life and leaves a lasting legacy.

Visitation Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral service at the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home Spiller-Spitler Chapel, 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak (248) 541-8325. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Visitation

Tuesday

5

Sep

10:30 AM 9/5/2017 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/5/2017 12:00:00 PM
Edward Korkoian Funeral Home

836 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Edward Korkoian Funeral Home
836 North Main Street Royal Oak 48067 MI
United States

Service

Tuesday

5

Sep

12:00 PM 9/5/2017 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 9/5/2017 12:30:00 PM
Edward Korkoian Funeral Home

836 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Edward Korkoian Funeral Home
836 North Main Street Royal Oak 48067 MI
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

5

Sep

1:00 PM 9/5/2017 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 9/5/2017 1:30:00 PM
Woodlawn Cemetery

19975 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48203

Woodlawn Cemetery
19975 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48203 MI
United States
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