Myles Barry Derison
April 28, 1942 – July 11, 2020
Myles Barry Derison, age 78, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey with his daughters by his side. A proud Brooklyn-born New Yorker, Myles would undoubtedly rue that his passing occurred on the wrong side of the Hudson.
On April 28, 1942, Myles was born to Sam and Anne Derison and older brother Alan. Myles spent the first half of his life in New York and Connecticut working in media sales for several local television stations; WWOR and WTXX. Here he forged several of his lifelong friendships and his colleagues will remember and miss his wry sense of humor and sarcastic wit.
Myles spent his later years in California, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, setting up roots in communities where he continued to bring adventure and joy to both family and friends. At age 39, he embarked on a life changing trip where he discovered and explored many of his lifetime passions; photography, hot air ballooning, outlaw country music, piloting, acting and Navajo art.
Myles is survived by his daughters Adriene Pernice and Leslie Tevlin, son-in-law Thomas and granddaughter Bari Leigh Pernice. Myles chose to be cremated and wished to be scattered in Monument Valley, Arizona.
For those who’d like to make a donation in his name, please support: • American Kidney Fund • Temple Beth Elohim, PO Box 571, Georgetown, SC 29442 • Jewish National Fund – Plant a Tree in Israel • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America • Diabetes Research Foundation
Arrangements by Neptune Cremation Society, Paramus, NJ.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Myles Barry Derison
Maria Worzel Seaford
July 22, 2020
It is with great sadness that I write this message about one of the most unique and charismatic individuals I have ever met. I have known Myles since his WOR-TV days, which numbers 40 years. Not a birthday went by in all those years that Myles didn't call me to sing Happy Birthday, from whatever location he happened to be in at the time!
I was around to help him plan his monumental trip and to enjoy all his pictures and stories when he came home. I was pleased and privileged to watch him perform in community theatre in South Carolina and cherished our time together when I visited the State. When I formed a meditation/prayer group in NY around ten years ago, Myles joined us by phone every week for almost a year.
He was a friend, a brother, a confidant and a light in my life. Although that light has now been extinguished, it will burn forever in my heart and in my memory.
Rest well, my dear friend. Keep them entertained and laughing up there, as only you can! And know that a piece of my heart is branded with your name forever. ❤