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Roy L. "Lee" DeRemer

December 25, 1951 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 67)

     Roy L. “Lee” DeRemer, 67, of Williamsport died Wednesday, June 26, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his loving wife Deborah L. “Debbie” (Vanderhoof) DeRemer, who he would have celebrated 33 years with on July 2, 2019.

     Born December 25, 1951, in Williamsport he was a son of the late Edgar A. and Tressa A. (Douglass) DeRemer.

     Roy proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He earned a PET certificate in electrical construction and was employed by Williamsport Wire Rope.

     He was a life member of the American Legion Post #1, Williamsport and Howard W. Kahler VFW Post #844.

     Roy enjoyed model trains, collecting M&M dispensers, and taking his boat to Rose Valley lake fishing. He loved motorcycles as much as he loved his family and could be found riding in charity events with his wife, including the Children's Miracle Network Ride. Roy was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it and will always be remembered for the love he showed to many.

     Surviving in addition to his wife are his siblings, Edgar A. DeRemer (Diane), of Winfield, Fay A. Klapp (Bill), of Milton, June C. Wright (Ron), of Williamsport; his step children, Gary Kessinger (Jen) and Joey Kessinger (Jen); two step-grandchildren; his nieces, Melanie Huggins (Keith) of Williamsport, Kasey Coats (John), of Fl., and Tori Ford (Sheffield), of NC; and his beloved dog Bandit.  

     In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved dogs

     Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

     The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at AristaCare for the loving care Roy received.

     In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Roy’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse
1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701
Tel: 1-570-320-7460


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