Albany – Daniel Derksen, 52, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born in Schenectady on March 20, 1967, he was the son of Peggy Maul Derksen and the late Bob Derksen.
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Danny grew up in Latham and graduated from Shaker High School. He went on to further his education at HVCC, earning his Associate Degree in Recreation. He worked for several local businesses in the Latham and Cortland areas. In his free time Danny enjoyed photography, collecting comic books, reading Stephen King novels, and his beloved canine companion, Max. Danny was a gentle giant with a true heart of gold. He had a kind soul and would do just about anything for his family and friends. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.
Danny is survived by his mother, Peggy Derksen, his siblings; Todd (Kimberly) Derksen of North Carolina, Audrey (Frank) Derksen-Parisi of Clifton Park, and Robert (Karen) Derksen of Cortland, and his nieces and nephews; Victoria, Tyler, Kyle, Gabriella, Brooke, Amanda, Faith, and Gabriel. Danny’s family would like to thank the staff at the St. Peter’s Hospital ICU for the top-notch care they provided to him in his final days.
A funeral service will be held Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12 PM at Bowen and Parker Bros. Funeral Home, Latham. Relatives and friends are invited to visit before the service, from 10 AM until 12 PM. Interment will follow the service in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Danny’s memory to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.