Edward James Derry, age 81 of Rogers City, passed away Jan. 2, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.

He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Rogers City to William and Luella (Kowalski) Derry.

On Dec. 29, 1956, Ed married Bonnie Robarge at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He retired as a Captain from American Steamship Company in 1998. Mr. Derry was involved with the Rogers City Hockey program for many years and also coached basketball at St. Ignatius Catholic School for many years. He was enjoyed collecting sports cards and was huge sports fan.

Ed is survived by his wife, Bonnie; four sons, Edward (Shirley) of Adams, N.Y., Daniel of Rogers City, Arthur of Sault Ste. Marie and Joseph (Ann) of Cheboygan; five grandchildren, Dominic (Trina), Christine, Mariah, Adam and Alex; six great-grandchildren, Holle, Hannah, Jeffra, Hudson, Hayden and Kinsey; three brothers, Herb (Betty) of Alpena, Paul (Cheryl) of Alpena and Bill (Ann) of Rogers City.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John and his sister, Veronica Mayes.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 4 until 8 p.m. where the Rosary Society will lead the Rosary at 6:30 followed by the Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday at St. Ignatius Church from 8 a.m. until time of Mass at 9 a.m. with Fr. Duane Wachowiak officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Rogers City Area Senior Center in memory of Edward Derry.

Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.