05/06/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Pauline K. Derzis

Pauline K. Derzis
(d. 4 May 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1944

"May her memory be eternal."

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news has returned to us.  Pauline K. Derzis, mother of Stephanie Derzis Woodrum of VA, Michael Derzis ('67) of AL, Frank Derzis ('70) of NC, and Dennis Derzis of VA, and herself a member of the Class of 1944, has passed away in Newport News at the age of 81.

From the Daily Press - 05/06/07:

  Pauline K. Derzis
  NEWPORT NEWS - Pauline K. Derzis, 81, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2007. Mrs. Derzis was a native of Newport News where she was a 1944 graduate of Newport News High School and a life-long member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Mrs. Derzis and her late husband owned and operated The Little Southern Restaurant in Hampton for 25 years. After selling the restaurant she worked and retired from Leggetts Department Store. Pauline dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. Her devotion and care will never be forgotten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cooley C. Derzis Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Woodrum and husband, Michael, of Newport News; three sons, Michael Derzis and wife, Maria, of Birmingham, Ala., Frank Derzis and wife, Vicky, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Dennis Derzis of Virginia Beach; her sister, Nellie Mariades of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Mark Pirhala Jr. and wife, Myriah, Megan Bithos and husband, Peter, Meagan Wicker and husband, Paul, Michael Derzis Jr., Kathleen Barnes and Ashley Woodrum; and two great-grandchildren, Emma Pirhala and Ayden Medlin. The family will have a Trisagion Prayer Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and following the service will receive friends until 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted by Father George Chioros at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6315 N. Center Drive, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502, or to the church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, VA 23606. Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.
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To the Derzis Family,
I'm sorry to hear about Pauline. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy Camunas (Pirhala) (Inverness, FL) - May 6, 2007
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Frank & the Derzis Family,
I am sorry to hear of your Mother's
passing. May God bless you & your family during this sad time.

With my deepest sympathy, Carol
Carol Comer Cutler (Gloucester, VA) - May 7, 2007
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I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
James Harris (Gaithersburg, MD) - May 8, 2007
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The Derzis family and extended family: We were sad to hear about your mother. What a great mother, grandmother, and friend. It just seems like yesterday all our parents were in the restaurant business and we were all hanging out. I miss seeing you all and will be thinking of you during this time. Love to all: Jennie Easmeil Alexander, Nicholas and Dena
Jennie Alexander (Newport News, VA) - May 8, 2007
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Frank, I was so sorry to see that your Mother passed away. My sympathy to you and your family
Keith Parker (Newport News, VA) - May 13, 2007
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Derzis family and their friends.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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In You Rejoice
(O Tebi Radujetsja)

Liturgy of St. Basil - Tone 6

(English adaptation by Edward Sedor)

All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
the host of angels and all mankind.
O holy temple and spiritual paradise,
the glory of virgins,
from whom God was made flesh and became a little Child,
and is our God before all ages.

For He made You womb His throne,
and more spacious than the heavens.
All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
glory to You.

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