Cham Derilhomme peacefully returned to his heavenly home on April 18, 2019 after a valiant battle with several chronic illnesses.
Cham was born August 15, 1943 in Poteneau, Haiti to Mr. & Mrs. Joachim (deceased). He was the third of ten children. Cham was a graduate of Agricultural School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was a math and French instructor at college Saint Gerard, Saint- Marc, Haiti.
Cham was blessed with a wonderful family, marrying Anne- Marie Denise Dalencourt and together, they raised five children Emmelyne (Majeur) Dorielan, Musset (Anana) Derilhomme, Lorna (Velino) Joasil, Marie-carme (Kurt) Franklin, Mickerline (Herby) Vilus.
He migrated to the U.S. in 1976, and after much sacrifice, dedication and hard work Cham made way for his family to join him in America in 1987.
Cham and his family resided in Linden, New Jersey. Throughout his career, Cham was a dedicated and committed supervisor in the hospitality industry, and retired to a quiet life in 2000. For many years he attended St. Michael’s Holy Rosary Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He later became a born again Christian in 2008 and studied the bible with members of Jesus Christ Baptist Church.
Cham enjoyed soccer, old school Haitian music, and Haitian comedians. His favorite pastime was precious moments with his grandchildren and engaging in lively conversations with his family and friends.
Cham Derilhomme is survived by many who will cherish his memory, including his wife, Anne-Marie; his five children, Emmelyne, Musset, Lorna, Marie-carme and Mickerline; his younger sister, Marie Yolene (Saint Armand) Osit; his three nieces, Darlene, Ariane, Danielle; his nine grandchildren, Samuel, Nasset, Marlynn, Jeremiah, Ella, Weston, Nathaniel, Langston and Lilly, along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.