Charles ‘Skip’ Troutman Derick, retired engineer

October 13, 2021

Charles “Skip” Troutman Derick, 79, of Frankford passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at his home.

Skip was born in Harrisburg, Pa., March 11, 1942, son of the late Charles Troutman Derick Sr. and the late Madelyn (Cuneo) Derick.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Skip received his master’s degree in engineering from The Catholic University.  

He was an engineer, retiring in 2012 from General Dynamics.  Skip was a member of the Sons of Italy, the Republican Club and an usher as St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach.  

Skip loved fishing, walking and traveling.  He was loved by his family and respected by his friends.    

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen “Molly” (Stapleford) Derick; a daughter, Catherine Morgan Derick Gwaltney and her husband Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, where friends may gather after 10 a.m.  

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