Promoted to Glory
BRIGADIER EDWARD DERATANY (R)
Brigadier Edward Deratany (R) was recently promoted to Glory from his home in Lake-land, Fla.
Edward was born in 1915 in Detroit, Mich., and was converted in a Boy Scout camp in 1929. He accepted God’s call as a teenager and entered the Central Territory Training College in 1935 from the Detroit #2 Corps. He and Probationary Lieutenant Anne Polachek were married in 1941 and commanded Chicago #9 Corps.
The Deratanys entered divisional work in the Central Territory until 1951, when they transferred to the West. Appointments in the West included Assistant Property Secretary, Education Secretary, and Secretary for Evangelism and Adult Services.
He was known throughout the country for the many books he wrote, and the valuable ministry he contributed to the War Cry. He earned the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts from the Winona Lake School of theology, and also a Bachelor of Theology from the Northern Baptist Seminary.
The Deratanys retired from active service in 1974 and moved to Lakeland, where she was promoted to Glory in 1988.
A Memorial Service was held at the Lakeland Corps, conducted by Brigadier’s wife, Janine Deratany, and the corps officer, Captain David Kope. Messages of condolence may be sent to Mrs. Janine Deratany, 3505 Sutton Hills Drive South, Lakeland FL 33810.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Anne Deratany Memorial Missionary Fund, The Salvation Army Western THQ, P. O. Box 2646, Long Beach CA 90802, Attn: Captain Mariam Rudd.
BRIGADIER ALFRED C. PARKER (R)
Brigadier Alfred C. Parker (R) was recently promoted to Glory from Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Co., after many months of suffering with leukemia.
Parker was born in 1913 in Birmingham, Ala., and received his formal education there. He met the Army during a series of revival meetings, where Capt. Anna Free led him to the Lord. They were married in 1932.
He was commissioned with the World for God Session in 1936, and Anna was reinstated as an officer. They served together in Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas.
In 1970 they transferred to the West, and served in Greeley, Colo., until retirement in 1975. They remained faithful soldiers, held down several corps, and assisted at Christmas. Anna was promoted to Glory in 1988.
Alfred later married JoAnn Dailey and they lent a hand at the corps whenever needed. He loved music and composed many of the songs he played.
He is survived by his wife, daughter Anne and sons Stephen and Captain Alfred Parker, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to the following family members: Mrs. JoAnn Parker, 217 Gary Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80525, or Captains Alfred and Stella Parker, 1465 S. Dover Way, Lakewood CO 80232
MRS. COMMISSIONER FAITH CAREY was recently promoted to Glory from New York City. Her husband, Commissioner Edward Carey, was National Commander from 1971 until retirement in 1972. A committal service was held at Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery in Neptune, N. J., with Major David Kelly officiating.
Mrs. Carey leaves behind her beloved husband of 72 years and three loving children: Dr. Donald Carey, Constance Carey, and Florence Kim. Messages of sympathy may be sent to Commissioner Edward Carey (R); 720 West End Ave., Apt. 1608, New York NY 10025-6299.
ANNIE ELIZABETH HORGAN went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2000. At 93, she was the oldest soldier of the Bellingham, Wash., corps, where she had soldiered for 78 years.
She was very active in Home League, League of Mercy, YPL, and played the organ for the corps for many years. She kept active in the Bellingham Corps, continued to sell The War Cry, and loved being with people.
Annie is survived by her children, Major John Horgen (R ), Betty Fuller, Jim Horgen, Donald Horgen, and Art Horgen. She is also survived by her brother, Brigadier Robert Crombie (R ).
A grandmother of 16, she was a great-grandmother of 21 and great, great-grandmother of one.