Derick died Dec. 8, 2023, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He followed his brother Clark ’53 to Princeton from St. Louis Country Day School, bringing his exceptional talent at soccer and helping the Tigers to great success over four years. Derick joined Cap and Gown, majored in history, and was business manager of the Nassau Herald among many activities. After graduation, he served in the Navy as an intelligence officer in the Western Pacific. Harvard Business School followed, which led to a long career in investment management with AG Edwards & Sons in St. Louis.

In his spare time and after retirement, Derick loved many hunting and fishing trips to Argentina, Alaska, Alabama, Louisiana, and South Dakota for deer, dove, pheasant, turkey, salmon, and trout. When home, he was an active volunteer and supporter of the St. Louis community, especially the Danforth Plant Science Center, whose director praised Derick’s passion for lifelong learning and for helping others to grow.

Derick is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sally; children Steve and Debbie Drinkwater and her husband Mark; and three grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1956