Andrew F. DeRuyter

Andrew F. DeRuyter PHELPS - Andrew F. DeRuyter, age 93, of County Road 6, died on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the House of John in Clifton Springs. Friends may call today (Sunday, March 18) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Cheney Funeral Home, 70 Main St., Phelps. A funeral Mass will be celebrated tomorrow (Monday, March 19) at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church in Phelps, with the Rev. Donald Curtiss officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Phelps. It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Mr. DeRuyter was born on Aug. 1, 1918, in Phelps and was the son of the late Bernard and Addie VanHemel DeRuyter. Mr. DeRuyter was owner and operator of the family dairy farm. He also worked part-time for GLF and Agway. He was a member of St. Francis Church and spent many volunteer hours with Phelps Community Food Cupboard. He is survived by his children, Andrea (Robert) Ledgerwood of Marion, Lee (Sharon) DeRuyter of Phelps, William (Sherry) DeRuyter of Charlotte N.C. and Joseph DeRuyter of Victor (Marilyn DeRuyter of Canandaigua); grandchildren, Robert, Jr., Tracy, Shelley, Greg, Becky, Matthew, David, Timothy, Aaron and Addie; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Holleran of Clifton Springs; and sister-in-law, Peggy Huff of Carthage, Mo. Mr. DeRuyter was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 2007; and brother, Kenneth in 1935.

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