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Obituary of Ruth E. Derby


Ruth E. Derby, 81, formerly of Homer, N.Y., passed away, Friday December 25, 2015 at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Born in Syracuse, Ruth was a daughter of George and Katherine McCann Derby.

Ruth resided most of her life in the Cortland-Homer area and had retired from Victory Markets, where she was employed by them locally at Great American Food Stores.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Hyunsoo) Park of Ravensdale. Washington; a brother, George Derby of Geneva, N.Y, 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katherine Derby and her sisters, Sally Houck and Kay Mellay. In lieu of flowers please visit the website,

In keeping with her wishes there are no calling hours or services.

Arrangements are by Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St. Cortland, N.Y.

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