July 29, 1950 ~ February 27, 2022
Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Ridge, NY
John Robert DeRosa, of Ridge, New York passed away on February 27, 2022, after battling a long illness. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his family who loved him very much. He was 71 years old.
John was born July 29, 1950, in the neighborhood of Rosedale a section of Queens in New York to the late Adelaide and Dominick DeRosa. He was a lifelong New Yorker who loved baseball and the Yankees. He graduated from Springfield Gardens High School in 1968. After high school John went to work for New York Telephone which eventually became Verizon, he was with them for 33 yrs.
To John, nothing in life was more important than the love of his family. In 1969 John met the love of his life Lydia, they married in 1972. In August they would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. In Lydia, John found a life partner who loved fiercely and shared his value of family first. During their marriage they moved from Queens to Long Island always looking for way to better the life for their growing family. During there 50 years of marriage, they welcomed three children John Michael, Deana and Christina and built a family that became the hallmark of their life.
John is survived by his wife Lydia, his children John Michael DeRosa and his partner Jason, Deana DeRosa Ortiz, Christina Tarabocchia and her husband Antonio. They have seven grandchildren Ava, Kayla, William, Antonio, Angelina, PJ and Marc. John had five siblings Jerome DeRosa who preceded him in death(Valerie), Gary,(Linda) Don,(Maryellen) Tim, (Danielle) and Joann, (Marc), and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Branch Funeral Home in Miller Place New York. Church Services will be held at St. Marks Roman Catholic Church, 105 Randall Road, Shoreham New York.