Derek Michael Ellis Stacey, age 18, of Altoona, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 11, 2022. He was born June 13, 2003 in Altoona, son of Bridget M. (Perkins) Stacey and the late Michael E. Stacey.
Surviving are his mother, Bridget Stacey; step-father, Tom Riley; three siblings: Amber Evans (Blake), Mikayla Stacey, and Nevin Kelly; nephew and niece: Eric and Avianna Evans; and grandparents: Richard Ellis and Linda Faye Stacey.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2020 and a niece, Avery Evans.
Derek Michael was a 2021 graduate of Altoona High School, where he received the Senior of the Year award from the Greater Altoona C.T.C. in Computer Technology / CISCO Academy.
He loved streaming and playing online video games and was a member of the Twitch and Discord Communities. He also enjoyed reading.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 am at First Church of Christ, Juniata (113 Good Shepherd Rd., Altoona, PA 16601).
Memorial contributions may be made directly to the family.