Burt Derick has Passed Away

Burt Derick former resident of Dennis Port, but who still maintained a love for Dennis Port, passed away this afternoon, Friday, April 11, 2014, after a short illness. His historical knowledge and books about Dennis were second to none. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I am copying an email from the President of the Dennis Historical Society to the members of the Dennis Historical Society and friends.

To the Dennis Historical Board Members and Friends:

With great sadness and sense of immense loss, I regret to tell you that our friend and compatriot Burt Derick went home to his heavenly Father this afternoon.

Burt will be greatly missed by the Town of Dennis and by the entire Cape. He has left us a great legacy in his love of Dennis history which led to his publication of several important books and to his treasure of digitized and transcribed historical documents among other things.

Arrangements are pending. I am sure that you will offer your prayers for Burt and for his family – Ruth, Rebekah and Colby in their time of mourning.


Pete Howes