Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 09:53:14 :
Daily Independent Journal
Thursday, 4 January 1973
Private funeral for Ralph Benedict Derst, 74, of Camp Meeker, Sonoma County, was held Tuesday in San Rafael.
He died Sunday in a local hospital after a short illness.
Derst was born in Georgia and for many years farmed in Pennsylvania. He then worked as a purser for the Military Sea Transportation Service, and finally for Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco in the admitting office for 10 years prior to retiring.
He is survived by a brother, George Derst of Pennsylvania.
Inurnment will be in Savannah, Ga.
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