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Michael J. Derrickson

Died: 5/18/2011

Mr. Michael J. Mike Derrickson, age 32, of Bear, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD.

A native Delawarean, Mike was born in Wilmington on August 2, 1978, and was a 1996 graduate of Glasgow High School. He would go on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 2001. A talented entrepreneur, he was the owner and operator of the Philly Pretzel Factory of Elkton for the past two and a half years.

Mike was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his daughter, Alice, whom he fondly called my precious. His happiest hours were spent gardening and listening to music with her.

He is survived by his beloved wife of seven years, Julie A. Zimmerman Derrickson; daughter, Alice Vivian Derrickson; parents, Karen D. and Dale R. Derrickson of Smyrna; brother, Keith B. Derrickson of Steamboat Springs, CO; paternal grandmother, Ramona B. Derrickson of Dagsboro; mother- and father-in-law, Anita and John Zimmerman of Delran, NJ; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, 19711, where visitation will begin at 10 am. A committal service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at St. Georges Cemetery in Clarksville, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Alice Vivian Derrickson Education Fund, c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address above.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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