James H. Dershem Jr.

Born: Fri., Aug. 25, 1978
Died: Fri., Sep. 27, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 02, 2019
Location: Castanea United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Wed., Oct. 02, 2019
Location: Castanea United Methodist Church

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James H. Dershem Jr, 41, of Lock Haven passed away Friday,September 27th at Geisinger Hospital in Danville. His family and friends called him by his nickname "Jay". He was born August 25, 1978 at Jersey Shore Hospital. His parents are Jim Dershem Sr. of Lock Haven and Cheryl Driesbach of Lewistown.

Jay is survived by his 3 wonderful children Jackson ,Alex and Chloe Dershem and their mom Stephanie Eck. His sister's, Anna Dershem of Mill Hall and Jamie Dershem of Lock Haven and a brother Mike Corbin of Lock Haven and several family members.

Jay attended Lock Haven High School, IUP and Penn College. From age 6 through his high school years Jay played baseball,football and wrestled. Jay enjoyed spending time with his children,family and friends,playing his guitar,listening to heavy metal music, was a talented artist with his drawing and loved his pets.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Harriet Dershem of Lock Haven and his maternal grand parents Arthur and Hazel Ertwine of Slate Run.

Memorial services for James H. Dershem Jr. will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Faith Methodist Church in Castanea, 23 E. Brown St. Castanea, PA. Family and friends will be received in the church from 11:00 AM until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in care of his children to Horizon Federal Credit Union (attention Jodi) 217 W. Bald Eagle St. Lock Haven, PA 17745.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC., Lock Haven. Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com

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Tc and Tina Hockenberry
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
Sorry to hear of the loss of Jay . He will always be forever missed 💔

Francis Winkelman and Lisa Hamilton
   Posted Wed October 02, 2019
Jay will be missed dearly by so many! Not only was Jay a great friend and a pretty awesome dude, he was an amazing father to his children. I dont think jay had a mean bone in his body he was always so carefree and cool. I am so sorry for your loss Steph, Jackson, Chloe and Alex but I know you have so many happy memories to help get you through this. Sending prayers and hugs!!

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