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Derek James Mons

September 16, 1973May 29, 2019
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Derek James Mons, 45, of Ogdensburg, NJ, passed away at Newton Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family on May 29, 2019. He is the devoted son of William and Nancy Masar Sands and the late Donald J. Mons. Derek was born in Middletown, NY and was a longtime resident of Ogdensburg. Derek fought a courageous battle his whole life with Cystic Fibrosis. He was a 1993 graduate of Walkill Valley Regional High School and was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church in Franklin. He was often seen in the company of his grandfather, Joseph Masar, who passed away in 2014. Through his grandfather he became known in the political scene, especially among members of the Republican Party. He helped out the party by posting signs during elections. For this service and others he performed for the party he received a plaque in 1998. Derek was an original hired member of the Walmart in Franklin where he worked for 11 years. He was also a proud member of the Sons of Vietnam Veterans. Derek is predeceased by his grandparents: Joseph and Virginia (Norman) Masar and Francis and Mary Mons. Devoted brother of William Sands, Denise Coulter, Troy Sands, and his wife Vanessa. He is the beloved nephew of Jacqueline Masar Schlenger and her husband Donald; Jo Anne Masar and her partner Gary Mahana; Virginia Masar Ramberger and her husband Hank; Brian Mons and his wife Janice; Mark Avondoglio and his partner Janice Stevens, Anne Gale Feehan, and Mary Sands Leggour. Friends may come to visit Friday, May 31, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral mass will be held at 10am Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 75 Church St, Franklin, NJ 07416. Interment will follow at St. Thomas of Aquin Cemetery, 53 Kennedy Ave, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439. Contributions may be made in Dereks’ memory to: New Jersey State Organization of Cystic Fibrosis, 137 Union Blvd, Totowa, NJ 07512.

Services

  • Visitation for Derek James Mons~Chapel A Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Carla Householder

June 1, 2019

I worked with Derek (DJ) for many years. I always found him to be respectful and ready to help. I know his earthly suffering is over and he is free of pain and reunited with his loved ones who went before him. My condolences to his family.

Elaine MacConnell

May 31, 2019

My heart breaks for the family's loss of this wonderful young man. While I didn't get to know Derek as an adult, I do remember him as a child running around the yard of his grandparents' home on Clark Street. This young man, lost far too soon, beat all the odds with grace, love and good humor. He will never be forgotten and will live on the hearts of all who were lucky enough to know him and love him. God bless his family and give them comfort and strength during this time of great loss. Love you now and always Nance.

Cheryl Misyak

May 30, 2019

My condolences to the family



❤️Cheryl

Stacey Angelico

May 29, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Melissa 🙏

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