Donald G. Derry, age 92, a resident of Black Forest since 1977 and formerly from Denver and Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022. He was under the care of the outstanding staff of Pikes Peak Care Center. Donald George Derry was born on February 22, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska. He is survived by his sons: Tom Derry and David (Karen) Derry, all of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his granddaughter: Laurel (William) Brandsletter and his great-grandson: Rider Brandsletter, all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Don was the Executive Vice President of the Colorado Medical Society and the editor of the Colorado Medical Journal. His work with the Colorado Medical Society helped to establish some of today’s policies regarding patient healthcare. Don loved flying in both his sailplanes and light aircraft, and he won many awards in his sailplane.
A niche side service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.