Fr. Philip DeRea
March 26, 1942 - June 21, 2017
Reverend Philip DeRea, MSC, was born in Roseto, PA, on March 26, 1942, to Philip and Irene (Bajan) DeRea, Jr., both now deceased. Raised in Nazareth, he attended Holy Family Elementary School in Nazareth, PA, graduating in 1956. In the fall of that year, he entered Sacred Heart Mission Seminary in Geneva, IL, where he completed four years of high school and one year of college.