The Obit For Stanley Derry

Stanley Derry Sr.

Published in The Trentonian on May 30, 2011

TRENTON - Stanley Derry Sr., 76, son of the late Percy Derry Sr. and Mabel Cosby-Derry, was born on Aug. 17, 1934, in Trenton.

Stanley was educated in the Trenton public school system and was a star athlete, excelling in track, football, and baseball.

After graduation from Trenton Central High School, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league baseball system. Stanley also played for the Bristol Saints, Franklin Minors and the Newark Bears of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball.

In 1971, Stanley joined the New Salem Baptist Church, where he served on the men's usher board. He started his career in law enforcement in Jamesburg Juvenile Youth Detention Center and became a special police officer before retiring from the Trenton State Prison in 1997.

He passed away suddenly on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Stanley Derry Jr.; a brother, Robert Derry; grandsons, Anthony Garvin, Jason Gilchrist and Dajon Rush; and a granddaughter, Jasmine Derry.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Geraldine Derry; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Debra Perry, Sharon Alford (Paul), Shelia McDonald (William), all of Trenton, and Jackie Hicks (Dennis) of New York; eight sons and two daughters-in-law, Bryan and Dwayne Derry (Barbara), Terus (Karen) and Darius Silas, Edon Jones, Alfred Jackson, and Richard and Gregory Bronner, all of Trenton; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Percy Jr. (Justine), William (Gail) and Carl Derry; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy McCoy (Glenn) and Barbara Derry, all of Trenton; 36 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday (June 1) at New Salem Baptist Church, 316 Union St., Trenton. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, 1800 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Service, 300 North Willow St., Trenton.