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Baby Child 06


Derryk Elliott Southard

March 7, 2019 ~ March 7, 2019

Derryk Elliott Southard

Derryk Elliott Southard, whose parents wished for a baby, but to whom God gave an angel instead, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Derryk is survived by his parents: Dannie Michael Southard and Leigh Brooke Patrick of Harrisburg, PA; his sister, Kimberlyn Rose Southard of Clayton, NC; his maternal grandparents, Garland and Karen Patrick of Lake Grove, NY; his paternal grandmother, Carol and Danny Voelker, of Middletown, PA; his paternal grandfather, Dannie Kurras, of Mastic, NY; his maternal aunt, Jenna Patrick of Lake Grove, NY; and his paternal uncle, Dennis Kurras and his fiancée, Gina Loffredo, of Holtsville, NY.

Derryk’s family will be remembering his life privately.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Derryk’s life can be made to National Down Syndrome Society, 8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017,

 Derryk’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Derryk’s full obituary and sign his official guest book at

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