Michael Paul Derdich, 40, of Seattle, WA, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021. He was born July 28Th, 1981, in McKeesport. He was an Epic Trainer at Valley Medical Center in Seattle and was formerly employed at Overlake Medical Center as a Respiratory Therapist.
He is survived by his father and mother, Mark S. and Debra L. (Rost) Derdich of North Huntingdon, brother Jaison R. (Carrie) Derdich of Latrobe, niece, Avery Derdich, nephew, Brennan Derdich, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Michael’s occupation afforded him the opportunity to work/live in Hawaii, Arizona, Alaska, and Seattle. Michael’s infectious giggle, accompanied by his inviting smile and kind heart, gave him the ability to easily make new friends, many of whom, have reached out from across the country. Michael found a home in Seattle. He loved living there and they were lucky to have him. Being a Respiratory Therapist, at the height of the pandemic, seemed to further ingrain him in Seattle. Michael will be missed by so many. Family and friends are welcome Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township PA. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published November 22, 2021.