State College, Pennsylvania
1943 — 2020
Jeffery "Jeff" Gesell Derge, 77, of State College, died of cancer on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at home. Born July 26, 1943, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Gerhard J. and Katharine McKechnie Derge. On June 12, 1965 he married his high school sweetheart Dorothy "Dorrie" Bauer, who survives. In addition to his wife, Jeff is survived by his two children, Gillmer J. Derge of Cohoes, NY, and Katharine D. "Kathy" Gipe and her husband Philip of State College; and two grandchildren, Alice and Lewis Gipe. Also surviving are special brother-in-law Bob Roberts and his wife Sylvia, as well as nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. Jeff was predeceased by his sister Portia D. Herford and...