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Derek Daniel Gluth

March 16, 1984 November 18, 2017
Derek Daniel Gluth
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Obituary for Derek Daniel Gluth

Derek Daniel Gluth, a resident of Highland Township, died on November 18, 2017 after sustaining injuries in a tragic automobile accident. He was 33 years old.

Derek grew up in Highland Township where he was eager and active in Boy Scouts and earned the achievement of Eagle Scout by the time he was in the eighth grade. He was a proud graduate of Detroit Catholic Central in Redford and Eastern Michigan University where he graduated in 2007 with his degree in Communications. Following graduation he served as an intern in the Detroit Red Wings media department and later accepted his first job with Southern Wine & Spirits. This past year he began his work as a sales and marketing manager with the Kraft-Heinz Company.

Derek counted his education and the friendships he formed at Catholic Central as an important foundation in his life. He was devoted to Catholic Central and Eastern Michigan University sports, was a regular at Red Wings games and a Detroit Lions season ticket holder.

Derek, or affectionately “Gluth”, to many of his friends, had an infectious personality and a tremendous sense of humor. He was an amazing son, who made his parents proud, and a beloved brother and uncle to his nieces and nephews, all of whom are going to miss him dearly.

He leaves his parents, Robert and Brenda Gluth; his sister, Carolyn (Brad Duncan); and his brother, Bryan (Natalie) Gluth. Uncle "Diggit" was adored by his nephews and nieces, Owen and Ian Duncan, Aubrey and Sullivan Gluth, and Isabel and Michael Marrical. His many aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and colleagues join his family in both mourning his passing and giving thanks to God for his life with them.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty Street, Milford, on Tuesday, November 21, from 3-9PM with a Rosary at 7PM. Mass of the Resurrection at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Road, Highland, on Wednesday, November 22, at 10AM. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Catholic Central High School Derek Gluth Scholarship Fund.

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3:00 PM 11/21/2017 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/21/2017 9:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





10:00 AM 11/22/2017 10:00:00 AM
Church of the Holy Spirit

3700 Harvey Lake Road
Highland, MI 48357

Church of the Holy Spirit
3700 Harvey Lake Road Highland 48357 MI
United States

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