Derek J. Hone, 62, of Georgetown died at home on Monday, April 3, 2006. He was a retired display manager for J.C. Penny for 42 years.
He was an avid stamp collector, and loved gardening and working outside. He was also a volunteer at Camp Rehoboth.
He is survived by one son, Gregory Scott Hine, and one daughter, Cynthia Nichole McDougall; a partner, Bruce Mead; one sister, Jacqueline White; two grandchildren, Danielle and Tyler McDougall; and his beloved pets, Blackie and Slick. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were private with interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy, Georgetown, DE 19947 or Sussex County Council, Sussex County Paramedics Training Fund, PO Box 589 Georgetown, DE 19947.