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Derek E. Reep


Derek E. Reep, 71, of Fairview passed away on Thursday, June 29th, 2023, while under the care of UPMC Shadyside with his loved ones by his side.

Born on July 3, 1951, he was the son of the late Claire “Tay” Reep and the late Margaret (Edwards) Reep.

Surviving are his children Brandon (Nikki) of Hooker PA; Ryan “Packy” (Nicole) of Harmony PA; and Jason (Jackie) of Street, MD; his brothers and sisters Linda of Petrolia PA; Carl (Carla) of North Washington PA; Karen (Dave) of North Washington PA; and Paul (Diane) of West Sunbury PA; his girlfriend Donna Taylor of Norwich NY; and his grandchildren Hunter, Parker, Cameron, Madyson, Rayne, Hope, Cash, Cruze, McKenzie, Cole, and Lucas. Derek was preceded in death by his longtime furry companion Zeb.

He graduated from Karns City High School in 1969 and attended both Westminster College and Butler County Community College. Derek spent his life running his own excavation business. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever he could and was a Lifetime member and Director of the VDSSA (Valley Dam Sportsman Snowmobile Association), as well as a member of the West Sunbury Sons of the American Legion.

Derek was a renowned and respected local musician and loved playing music of all genres. He shared his talent with the local music scene for more than 50 years where he touched the lives of many.

In lieu of expressions of sympathy, the family has asked that anyone that may have videos, pictures, or stories of Derek playing over the years to email them to picsofderekreep@yahoo.com.

Honoring Derek’s wishes the family is planning a small private memorial service but plans to have a Celebration of Life for Derek in the near future for all friends and family.

Services through SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001, WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM.

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