IN MEMORIAM: Lois Edwards Derderian

by Jane Ahrens

Lois Derderian, nee Edwards, 84 of Fishers Island, NY, Boynton Beach, FL, and formerly of Wyckoff, NJ, died September 14, 2014 in Vitas Hospice at West Palm Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Derderian who died in September 2004. The Derderians spent vacations and summers on Fishers Island since 1971.

Born in New York City on March 25, 1930 she was the daughter of Phillip H. Edwards and Lucille W. Edwards of Fishers Island, NY and East Lyme, CT.

Lois was active in the Wyckoff Reformed Church, contributing hand made crafts for the church fairs and helping to prepare and serve senior luncheons.

Survivors include a son Paul Derderian of Bridgewater, NJ, a daughter Jill Derderian of Bethesda, MD, twin grand-daughters Katherine and Sara Derderian of Bridgewater, NJ, a brother Richard C. Edwards of West Palm Beach, FL, and a sister Viola E. Meyers of Fishers Island, NY and Lake Worth, FL.


A service will be held at Union Chapel, Fishers Island, NY next summer. Burial will be at St. John’s New Cemetery on Fishers Island.

Donations may be made in her memory to Union Chapel, Fishers Island, NY and the American Cancer Society.

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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