Obituary of Thomas John Derbeck
Thomas John Derbeck was born on May 4, 1981 at Riverside Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was the son of Thomas Brett Derbeck and Elizabeth (Orosco) Derbeck. Tito, T-Diddy, Boo, Monk, and self-proclaimed Big Papa was a 1999 graduate of Erie Mason High School. While in high school he participated in baseball, basketball, and being always entertaining, part of the dynamic duo of the Jon and Tom Radio Show. Each morning the two started the day off right by providing morning announcements with a twist.
Tito was always a hoot to be around. He was the life of the party and famous for his one-liners. With his charisma he could own any room. He was a smooth talker and the ladies loved him. Tom performed several stand-up comedy skits over the years, keeping the audience cutting up.
Thomas was also a talented singer and dancer putting many to shame. He was a karaoke master and had performed with his siblings at many local venues such as Stammers, Rivalrys, LaSalle Bar, and the Luna Pier American Legion. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Luna Pier and the Moose Lodge of Satsuma, Florida. Thomas loved his family more than anything and will certainly be remembered as FUNCLE THOMAS.
For many years, Thomas, was employed as a Laborer and Carpenter in the field of Manufactured Housing Construction. He made his home in Florida for about five years prior to moving to Arizona.
Thomas John Derbeck, age 40, of Luna Pier passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday; February 2, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. His passing was preceded by his mother: Elizabeth Ann Orosco in 2021; grandparents: Kenneth Joseph and June Derbeck; cousin: Denny Lee Henning; an aunt: Sonya Goins; and grandmother: Patricia Jankowski.
To cherish his memory he leaves his father and stepmother: Thomas Brett and Susan (Jankowski) Derbeck of Luna Pier; five siblings: Nisan Hoermann (Ray) of Gadsden, Alabama; Jason Dobson (Jennifer) of Toledo, Nicole Bohmer (Joe) of Toledo, Katie Derbeck of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jacob (Valerie) Derbeck of Luna Pier; maternal grandparents: John and Alicia Orosco of Erie; grandfather: Kenneth Jankowski; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts and uncles, and countless cousins.
Friends may gather from 1:00pm until 4:00pm on Sunday; February 13, 2022 at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070. A Funeral Service Celebrating His Life will take place at 4:00pm with a family friend Shawn Bussell officiating. Cremation will take place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
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