He was born May 22,1935 in Waukegan, Illinois and graduated from Waukegan Township High School. He graduated from Chicago Technical College and was employed as an engineer. He enjoyed retirement and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Darlene, daughter Anna-Lisa Foster (David) of Park Ridge, Illinois, son Stephen (Mari) of Indianapolis, Indiana and five beloved grandsons, T.J., Jason and Adam Foster and Henry and Elliott DeRyke. He is also survived by a brother, James DeRyke of Florida and a sister, Janet Ochoa of Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Ann Bluma.
Donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.