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Monday, June 11, 2012

DL Capt. Thomas 'Tom' Deriso



Word has been received of the passing of retired Air Force Lt. Col. and retired Delta Captain Tom Deriso.  Born October 9, 1946 Thomas D. Deriso was 65 years of age at the time of his passing June 10, 2012.  Captain Deriso hired on with Delta Air Lines 08-24-1989.  Services will be held Thursday, June 14th, with a viewing the evening before....please see information below.

Thomas Deriso: Newspaper Obituary

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) - June 13, 2012

Thomas D. Deriso

Mr. Thomas D. Deriso, 65, of Marietta, died Sunday, June 10, 2012. Mr. Deriso grew up in Americus, GA and joined the United States Air Force in 1969 after graduating from Georgia Southwestern College. He was a KC-135 tanker pilot and retired as a Lt Colonel after 20 years of service. He served during the Vietnam War and his career took him all over the world, including Okinawa Japan, where he served as a squadron commander. After his retirement from the Air Force, Thomas went on to fly with Delta Airlines for 15 years. At Delta, Tom served as a flight instructor and as a captain for the MD-88 among other aircraft. Tom was an active member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta where he served as a Deacon. He volunteered his time and energy for many projects, including the Benevolence Ministry and Disaster Relief. He made multiple trips to the Gulf Coast after Katrina to assist with cleanup and recovery. Thomas is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan Deriso; son, David Deriso of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Natalie Murphy of Alpharetta, GA; mother, Rosella Deriso of Americus, GA; sister, Margie Everett; as well as three grandsons, Gavin, Owen and Caden. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11 am at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church with Rev. Everett Anthony officiating. Burial with full military honors will take place at 2:30 pm at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hmpattersoncantonhill.com   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Johnson Ferry Baptist Benevolence Fund, 955 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30068 or Storehouse Food Pantry, c/o Noonday Baptist Association, 1348 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066. H.M. Patterson & Son, Canton Hill Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Thomas D. Deriso.
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Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
3302 Woolbridge Ct., Marietta, GA 30062-7404  ...  (770) 977-0114
If you would like to view Tom’s (May 2012) Sunday school teachings, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzhKCOtqBEw&feature=relmfu  will take you to part one of the four part series.
~Thank you,
Carol
In Memory of

Thomas Deriso

October 9, 1946 - June 10, 2012
Service Information
Visitation:  Wednesday, June 13, 2012  from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel
1157 Old Canton Road Ne
Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 977-9485
Funeral Service:  Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:00am
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068-4230

From: Max and Mary Parham   Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 11:18 AM   Subject:  Tom Deriso's services
Please post the following of retired MD-88 Capt Tom Deriso”s passing. Tom passed away Sunday, June 10, around 8:30 AM.
Thanks, 
Max Parham
L1011 Capt, Ret
Subject: Tom Deriso's services 
The family has finalized Tom's services for this week. There will be a viewing on Wednesday evening, June 13, from 6PM to 8PM at the funeral home (H.M. Patterson, 1157 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30068).
The service will be held at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, at 11:00AM on Thursday, June 14. A reception will be held at the church following the service.
Graveside services will be at 2:30PM on Thursday at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. The cemetery is located on Highway 20 six miles west of I-575 and twelve miles east of I-75.
Everyone is invited to attend these events.
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Here’s the you tube videos of his May 2012   Sunday school teachings
Tom Deriso is a retired Delta and Air Force pilot who has been battling cancer. He found out on May 1, 2012 that the cancer was terminal and he had only weeks to live. Five days later, he led his Sunday School class in a powerful lesson and testimony. Video was taken at Johnson Ferry Baptist in Marietta, GA. Video is in four parts.
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From: Alan Price   Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 12:24 PM   Subject: Retired Captain Tom Deriso
I just learned that retired Capt Tom Deriso passed away at 0830 this morning after a long
struggle with cancer.  He and Susan live in East Cobb and attend Johnson Ferry Baptist
church.  I was privileged to hear Tom teach their Sunday School lesson about a month
ago, even in the midst of his illness, and heard him give the most optimistic and uplifting
lesson about faith I've ever heard.  He was a unique and wonderful man.

No information on arrangements yet, but feel certain funeral will be at Johnson Ferry
Baptist later this week.

Many thanks.

Alan Price

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