Paul Haig Derderian, 92, passed away Monday at Ascension All Saints Hospital. Born in Racine, January 22, 1924, Paul was the son of the late Vartavar and Victoria (Nee:Kapralian) Derderian.
He graduated from the Racine Technical School, then proudly served in the U.S. Army. He married Margaret Hamparian on Nov. 1, 1952 and they had two children, Haig and Gay. They celebrated 58 years of marriage until Margaret’s passing in 2010. Paul was employed by Howard Industries for many years until starting a new electric motor company with David Hansen and Clair Tiede in 1971.
He retired as the vice president of manufacturing from WSM Inc. in 1990. A devoted Packer fan, Paul was a season ticket holder since the Packers played at State Fair Park in the 1940s. He loved baseball since his days of playing in amateur leagues as a catcher and tried out for the Detroit Tigers. He had a passion for sports whether it was football, baseball, hockey, bowling, etc. Paul was incredibly devoted to his family and supportive of all his children’s interests. Above all, he was a loving husband and father who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his son, Haig Derderian; daughter, Gay (Kaiser) Derderian-Kazarian; a sister, Mary Derderian; other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral Details for Paul Derderian
With Fr. Avedis Kalayjian officiating, funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 4605 Erie St. Interment will follow at Holy Resurrection Cemetery in South Milwaukee. Relatives and friends may meet Friday at church 9 a.m. until the service at 10 a.m. Memorials to St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church have been suggested.
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