NORTH SYRACUSE – The funeral for Saint Bonaventure University’s President who died following a months-long battle with COVID-19 will take place Saturday.
Dr. Dennis DePerro, the 21st President of the University, died on Monday as a result of complications from Coronavirus.
Family and friends will say their final goodbyes on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Thomas Pirro Jr. Funeral Home in North Syracuse.
The funeral will take place at Most Holy Rosary Church on Saturday, with mass starting at 10 a.m. The service will also be streamed online.
Dr. DePerro first assumed the role of University President at St. Bonaventure in 2017. The Buffalo native and Bishop Timon High School graduate molded young minds for nearly 40 years.
St. Bonaventure has created a memorial scholarship in honor of him.