Derren John Supernavage, 35, of Waxhaw, North Carolina passed away peacefully at Levine Dickson Hospice House at Southminster on Thursday, February 13, 2014 after a four year battle with cancer. Derren was born on September 20, 1978 to William and Marlene Supernavage and grew up in West Amwell Township, New Jersey. He graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High School in 1996 and later received his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in 2001 where he met the love of his life, Lucinda (nee Barca). The two moved together to Arizona and California before settling back on the east coast in Charlotte in 2005, marrying a year later. They welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their lives in 2008.
Derren was passionate about golfing, cooking, and music and had an amazing sense of humor. He loved to hike, kayak, bike, snowboard, and do anything outdoors. Derren was a very special man with a charismatic spirit and was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. He put the word "courageous" to shame during his illness, even up until the very end. His mental and physical strength and determination surpassed that of most people.
He is survived by his wife, Lucinda; young son, Jackson Storm; two doggies, Tahoe and Stella; his parents, William and Marlene Supernavage of Weaverville, North Carolina; brother Keith Supernavage of Exton, Pennsylvania; sister Meredith Supernavage of Charlotte, North Carolina; parents-in-law, Louis and Jane Barca of Waxhaw, North Carolina; sisters-in law Gina (nee Barca) Sofio and her husband, William Sofio of Waxhaw, North Carolina and Clorinda (nee Barca) Noriega of Oak Ridge, New Jersey; 2 nephews, Ryan and Nicholas; and 2 nieces, Danielle and Siena. He was preceded in death by both of his paternal and maternal grandparents and Daisy Doggie.
A funeral service for Derren will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210 immediately followed by a visitation reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a college fund set up in honor of Derren for his young son, Jackson. Please make checks payable to "NC 529 Plan" and mail to: NC 529 Plan, PO Box 40877, Raleigh, NC 27629-0877. Please write "Ben. Jackson Supernavage" in the memo line of the check.
Online condolences may be left at www.McEwenPinevilleChapel.com