July 13th, 1996
Derek succumbed peacefully this afternoon at home, with his family and friends around him. He felt no pain, and was surrounded with loving and caring people. He will be missed, and his memory will be cherished.

A memorial service will be held some time in September. Details will follow. If anyone has memories of Derek that they would like to share, please mail them to Paul Crook at pcr@alumni.cs.colorado.edu, and they will be posted here.