With deep regrets, I need to update the LWA membership on one of our longstanding LWA members – Bill Derby. As many of you know, Bill has been in a memory care facility for several years. We just heard from Jane Derby, that Bill has lost a lot of weight and is no longer eating. He’s at the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease and is on hospice care in Florida.
Bill and Jane were active members of the LWA. Jane served as the LWA Treasurer for many years. Bill was an outstanding ride leader and good friend to many of us. We always looked forward to joining his rides. Many of his cycling adventures took us over South Mountain and down in to the Oley Valley. Bill is one of the few LWA members who received the “LWA LIFETIME EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP Award” in 2016 at our Holiday Party. It was a great moment when he was surrounded by many of our LWA Biker Chicks for a group picture.
Please keep Jane in your thoughts and prayers as she deals with the loss of a true partner and long term cycling buddy.