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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1997
Scope & Content Interview by Ben Derstein of Paul G. Derstein (b. 02/28/1934), son of Wallace & Emma Gross Derstein.
Notes Obituary:
Paul G. Derstein - 79, of Souderton, PA entered into rest on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Abington Memorial Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Lois N. (Souder) Derstein for 60 years. Paul was born in Hatfield Twp., PA to the late Wallace H. & Emma O. (Gross) Derstein.

He worked for the former A.F. Moyer & Sons (MOPAC), as a self-employed auctioneer and with Kenneth Kratz Real Estate. More recently, Paul worked for Manheim Philadelphia Auto Auction for the last 12 years. He was a faithful member of Souderton Mennonite Church. Paul was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Indian Valley and a member of Grundsow Lodge. He enjoyed tennis, bowling, hunting and spending time with his family. Paul formerly volunteered his time with the Souderton Community Ambulance Association.

In addition to his wife, he was survived by his daughter, Karen Y. Pettit of Warminster, PA; his two sons, Randy Derstein & wife, Deb of Telford, PA, Douglas C. Derstein of Middleburg, PA; his ten grandchildren – Tina, Ben, Jody, Teri, Eric, Danielle, Kristilyn, Kayla, Laura and Leanna; his six great-grandchildren – Grace, Ben, Ethan, Ella, Rian and Sarah; his seven sisters, Naomi K. Ressler of Elkton, MN, Ruth Alderfer & husband, Earl of Harleysville, PA, Esther Friesen & husband, David of Harleysville, PA, Miriam G. Miller of Fort Collins, CO, Mary G. Derstein of Milroy, PA, Martha "Marty" Marcho & husband, Wayne of Harleysville, PA, Rachel Leatherman & husband, Charles "Chip" of Linville, VA and his two sister-in-laws, Diu H. Derstine of Revere, MA and RuthAnn Derstein of Souderton, PA.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his four brothers, Harvey K. Derstein, Nelson K. Derstein, Henry K. Derstine and Wallace G. Derstein.

His funeral service was held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 Souderton Mennonite Church. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.233
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Derstein, Paul G., 1934-2013
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes