Derek B. Chase

Born: Tue., Jul. 25, 1972
Died: Sun., Sep. 19, 2021


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 23, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Sep. 24, 2021
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

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Derek Brian Chase of Eldred, PA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 19 at the age of 49. 

          Born on July 25, 1972 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, he was the son of Irvin and Sandra (Sunseri) Chase of Eldred, PA.   

          Derek was a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and Jamestown Community College. 

          He worked at Blumenthal’s in Olean, NY as a computer tech and later as an Apple Computer Tech through Erie One BOCES of  West Seneca, New York.  

          Derek cherished the time spent with his daughter, her husband and their new baby boy.  He was very active in sports and activities with his friends and family, He loved four-wheeling, motorcycle riding, kayaking, snow boarding, playing darts, pool, and softball in local leagues, and attending Heavy Metal concerts.  He especially loved helping others and his generosity will be carried on through his daughter and grandson. 

He is survived by his daughter Tora (Cody) McCartney and his new grandson, Chase Michael McCartney of Colorado Springs, Colorado, his sister Valerie (David) Ward of Bradford, PA, his brothers Allen (Heather) Chase, Chris Chase, and Corey Chase of Eldred, PA, his nieces Meagan Chase of Pittsburgh, PA, Brittany Chase and Holley Chase of Eldred, PA, and Alexis Ward of Bradford, PA, his nephews Scott Chase, Brandon Chase, and Nicholas Ward of Bradford, PA and Michael Chase of  Los Angeles, California.  

 He was predeceased by a sister-in-law and good friend Kristie Chase.  

Friends will be received at Frame Funeral Home, Eldred on Thursday (September 23rd, 2021) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and again at the funeral home on Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am, at which time a casual celebration of life will be held.  A meal will be held for family and friends at the Eldred Borough Fire Hall immediately following the celebration of life. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local SPCA, as he loved animals. 

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   Posted Wed September 22, 2021
My condolences to the Chase family and to all our friends and families who knew Derek, I went to school with him a long time ago but he always kept in touch even after all these years ... Derek will be sorely missed by the class of 90! Again - we are sorry for our brother to leave us so unexpectedly and pray for his family and friends to ease you in this time of need.

Robert and Mary Culver
   Posted Wed September 22, 2021
Derek was truly a great person. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Mary and Bob Culver

Lori Coffman
   Posted Wed September 22, 2021
Derek was a great friend and will truly be missed. Prayers and hugs to his family.

Heather Renyck
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
Deepest condolences to the family. Derek was kind, extremely patient, had a great sense of humor, and was a wizard at problem-solving. I will miss him as will all of his colleagues.

Karl Shuey
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Derek’s death. Heartfelt condolences to your family.

Elvie Mertz
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
My condolences on the loss of Derek. May God bless you and your family in this time of need. May the wonderful memories carry you through.

Bonnie Barber
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
I will miss him. We became good friends at school. He was a big help to me.

Kevin Welch
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
I’ve known Derek since first grade we grew up together on Edson St that was one heck of a gang. We all kinda grew apart but we were all still friends. You sure will be missed dude!!!! Rest In Peace buddy!!! 🙏🏻

Rachel & Sam Triplett
   Posted Fri September 24, 2021
Derek will be missed. He was a good person, neighbor, and athlete. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Very sorry for his loss.

Mike & Donna Ward
   Posted Fri September 24, 2021
Dear Sandy and Family,
We were very sad to hear of Derek's passing. We are keeping you all in our Thoughts and Prayers. God Bless!