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Deralyn Gordon

Visitation Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Visitation Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place of Funeral: Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Funeral Notes: Eulogy service to be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. on April 6, 2024.
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Words are not big enough to express our profound sorrow at the passing of our beloved Deralyn. She transitioned very gently to heaven with her mom and her sister at her side on March 28, 2024.
Deralyn “loved with a love that was more than a love” Chicago, her numerous friends, her boyfriend, her family and her faithful dog Bijou. Her generosity was boundless and her joy in giving the perfect gift endeared her to many, and in return showered her with love back. Her weapon of choice was optimism and an invincible sunny disposition that was bestowed on everyone she met. Things are always looking up for us was her tagline and those who hung out with her knew her by her nickname Birdy. She was a wonderful daughter, amazing sister and very loving aunt to Maddie and Jackson. At this difficult time we would like to thank her friends for the support and numerous outings over the past 8 months and the compassionate staff at the Northwestern Oncology Treatment Center. Deralyn was born on October 20, 1972 in Evanston, IL. Loving daughter of Eric and Audene (Newman) Gordon. Cherished sister of Megan (John) Sgaramella. Fond aunt of Madeleine and Jackson Sgaramella. Memorial Visitation Saturday April 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eulogy Service 2:30 p.m.) at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St., Roselle. Memorial contributions can be made in Deralyn’s name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Donate – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

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Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: 630-889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 6017

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Posted by:
Tina Colias Dillon

Posted on:
Friday, April 12, 2024

I am so sad to have just found out about Deralyn’s passing. I knew her as a fellow reporter and worked with her for a short time. She made a lasting impression. She always had a funny story and would make me laugh hilariously. I was a little older than her, so I think she looked up to me like a professional big sister. I remember one year she didn’t put away enough for her taxes and asked me for a loan. I never give money unless I don’t expect it back. Of course she paid me back every dime. She had incredible honesty and integrity. On top of her sunny personality, she was a very talented reporter. As a young reporter in her 20s, she would be sent on high-end proceedings, gaining the respect of her peers. Rest in peace, Sweet Deralyn. The world lost a good one.

Posted by:
Mara C Morris

Posted on:
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Dear Audene, My deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter. She sounded like an extraordinary women. We should never have to lose our children and my heart is heavy for you. I lost my husband to Pancreatic cancer so I have an idea of the torturous path you were on with her. Her memories will comfort you as you go on. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by:
Mike & Rhonda Nowak

Posted on:
Friday, April 5, 2024

Words cannot begin to express our deep sympathy we have for Eric, Audene, Megan and family, and all family and friends who knew and loved your dear daughter. Losing a child shouldn't be, and we need to find faith in something grander and better to hold onto for after we leave this Earth. Our deepest sympathy. Love, Mike & Rhonda Nowak, and Amanda and Ryan Chaffer. God be with you.

Posted by:
Lin Wahlen

Posted on:
Monday, April 1, 2024

I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious Deralyn. I only knew her through the loving words of her Mom, Audene, but that’s enough to have deep compassion for all who did know and love her. Ugh, the crushing blow of cancer—it stinks beyond most stinking things. I wish you space and time to grieve, a peace that surpasses understanding and a warm embrace from the God I know cares deeply for all, especially the brokenhearted. May you feel Him close. My heart bears your burden with you. Love, Lin Wahlen

Posted by:
Randy and Bonnie Kanter

Posted on:
Monday, April 1, 2024

We remember two adorable blond girls running around the parks we played softball at. Sweet and personable, Deralynn was always smiling and kind to the other kids who were there. May she rest in peace. Bonnie and Randy Kanter

Posted by:
arthur p kamps

Posted on:
Sunday, March 31, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. At a time like this there are no words that will console. We will keep Deralyn and your family in our prayers. Art & Gloria Kamps

Posted by:
Cynthia Conforti

Posted on:
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Deralyn had so many amazing qualities and falls into the exceptional human being category. Our friendship spanned 26 years and she was the most hilarious friend I've ever had. She did not have an off switch and brought out the same in me. Incredibly spontaneous. I just held onto her coattails and went along for the ride. D taught me how to keep a confidence - I grew up with six sisters and the famous words were, "Don't tell anybody, but..." How to not sweat the small stuff, to never miss an opportunity to travel, to live every day looking for a reason to have a good laugh. Hands down the most gifted reporter I have ever or will ever meet. The ultimate party planner. What was important to me was important to her. The most kind and generous heart of any person I've ever known. And loyal. When I decided to lead a sober life, we went out for tea, and she never questioned my decision, just respected it. My son knew her from the time he was eight and flew in from the east coast to come for a weekend visit. I love you, Nick loves you, my sisters love you, and we will meet again, my beautiful friend and guardian angel. You will always be my seventh sister.