Derek Anthony Trowbridge

Born: Thu., Jan. 25, 1990
Died: Thu., Jan. 23, 2014


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
Location: Faith Bible Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
Location: Faith Bible Church

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Derek A. Trowbridge     “Beloved son, brother and uncle”

WELLSVILLE, NY----Derek Anthony Trowbridge, 23, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Gold, PA and Shinglehouse, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 23, 2014.
     Born January 25, 1990 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Bruce and Sherry Meyer Trowbridge.
     Throughout his school years, Derek excelled academically and had participated in the Enrichment program from Elementary through High School.  He completed one year of college at Lynchburg Community College with studies in business.
     Derek worked in the family businesses, Trowbridge’s Furniture in Galeton, PA and Wellsville, NY and Village Carpet in Coudersport.  
     As a youth, Derek attended Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee where he was a part of the Awana Club and the teen program.  He also attended JAM Club at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse as a child.  Derek accepted the Lord Jesus as his Saviour in the Fall of 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Galeton, PA.
     He collected baseball cards and coins.  He was an avid sports fan, enjoying the NY Mets and the Miami Dolphins.  He loved to fish and hunt. At nine years of age he hooked a trophy pike, having his picture in the newspaper.  In his teen years he was proud to have shot a 12 point buck.  In the summer he enjoyed playing in the Ultimate Frisbee League in Shinglehouse with his brothers.  He was an avid roller blader, loved to bowl, play pool, and ping pong.
     Derek loved to play baseball, having started playing tee ball as a child, advancing to junior Little League, then Little League, playing on the Shinglehouse Babe Ruth All Star Team, and then playing baseball through his high school years.  He also wrestled and played basketball while in school.
     Derek was very family oriented, loved his family, and enjoyed “hanging out” with his brothers.
     Surviving are his parents; five brothers, Joe, Shane (Jessica), Bruce III (Daniela), Shaun (Janelle) and Aaron; two nephews, Dylan and Kyran; a niece, Aurora; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and his special cat, Frankie.
     Derek was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold Bruce and Theresa Trowbridge; and his maternal grandparents, Joe and Ruth Meyer.
     Friends may call on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, NY from 10 a.m. to noon.  Funeral services will follow at noon with The Rev. Clint E. Pearsall, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.
     Memorials in Derek’s name may be made to Shinglehouse Little League, PO Box 516, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to Faith Bible Church Children’s Church Program, 8137 Main Street, Little Genesee, NY 14754.

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Dennis & Verna Cline
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
We're so sorry to hear of Dereks' untimely death. He is the same age that Wayne was; and it's young. But knowing Derek was a child of our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST is a blessing. Our prayers are with the family.

Dave and Joan Ratliff
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Bruce, Sherry, and family,
What a shock to hear of Derrick's death. We cannot even imagine what you are going through. Even during such sadness, you can rejoice in knowing he is with out precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and you will see him again. Our prayers go out to all of you. May God comfort and sustain you during this time of sadness. Love and prayers, Dave+ Joan

Bethany Maher
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
I remember like it was yesterday when Derek and myself attended a Wednesday night service with Bruce. I remember the preacher asking any of those who were not saved, to raise their hands. I remember feeling Derek's arm brush against me as it flew up in the air. The preacher then asked those that raised their hand, to come to the front. Tears ran down my cheek, as Derek wasted not one moment, he darted to the front of the church. Derek accepted Jesus into his heart and as he returned to the seat next to me, he had the biggest, brightest smile plastered on his face. Derek was saved. He was reborn. He was new.

Derek loved God and he loved The Word.
I have no doubt, that even now as I write this, Derek is inJesus' arms. I have no doubt, that when we too pass away, Derek will be waiting for us, grinning that same lovely grin.
I love you dearly, you're in my prayers.
God Bless,

Shelley & Bill Butler
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
Dear Sherry and family,
Our heart breaks for you. We pray that you receive comfort from our Heavenly Father in knowing that Derek is now in the presence of God. We have so many Derek memories from all the time he spent in our home and we will always treasure them.

Julie Buchanan
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss! I remember babysitting your boys and watching them have fun on the trampoline...Finally had enough nerve to get on and jump for a bit and my first few jumps I totally misjudged the landing and fell off the trampoline and rolled down the hill a bit...I was laughing so hard they didn't know if I was laughing or times!

Praying for you and your family.

Gary & Jenny McCurdy
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Bruce, Sherry and family,

Jenny and I are shocked and saddened by this. We so enjoyed Derek the short time he stayed with us 8 years ago. Big smile, sharp wit and such a sense of humor! Derek did tell us of his faith in Jesus and as Christians we share with you the hope of eternity with Him. So sorry for your loss! May God bless you pressed down and shaken together and may He fill you with His Spirit anew as you walk this difficult path.

Michael Tarbell
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
I was shocked and saddened by Derek's passing. I remember fondly many summer days with Derek, Bruce and Aaron playing baseball with my son Zach in our side yard. He was a wonderful person and we will miss him. God bless the Trowbridge family

patti andrews
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
bruce and family, heartfelt sorry for ur loss!!!

Debdie Tarbell
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Dear Sherry and family.
there are just no words I can say to express how very sad and sorry I am at Derek's sudden death. I remember all the fun times Zach had playing with him and Bruce. I can still see his smiling face. May God bless you with His peace.

shannon keating
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
I met derek at the alliance youth group in coudersport. he was always so smiley and fun to be around. my heart is broken and i am praying for his family. rest in peace old friend

Kenny & Susan Lieberman
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Derek. Our family always told us that he was kind, warm, and had a big heart. Sincere condolences - you will continue to be in our thoughts & prayers during this extremely difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,
Kenny & Susan

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." - John 5:24-26

   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Sherry, so very shocked and sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Praying for you and your family.

Denise and Howard Tilley
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Rest in Peace Derek.....You are loved and missed by many and our thoughts and prayers are with your family as well.....Saying goodbye is never an option but see you on the other side and please look down on all that are missing you and bless us and them in this time of sorrow......

Steve and Wanda Edwards
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Bruce and Sherry:
We were so sorry and shocked to hear about your loss. We can't say that we know how you are feeling. We can only imagine, and our hearts break for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Praise the Lord for his salvation and look to Him for comfort. In His Love, Steve and Wanda Edwards

Dean and Cathy Dow
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Dear Bruce, Sherry, Boys and all the family,
We send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Derek.
Pastor Clint's message, the entire service today and the number of people who came was a beautiful tribute to Derek and the lives he touched. We are thankful Derek committed and recommitted his life to Jesus Christ.
Wel continue to pray for you all.
God be with you.

   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Derek. I'll always remember his "tackle hugs" when I asked for a snuggle. That boy would run across the room and dive into my arms at the speed of a jet plane. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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