Robert A. DeRose Sr.

March 3, 1932 – April 20, 2021

Robert A. DeRose Sr., 89, of Ashville, died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony

and Angela (Fusco)

DeRose. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Mary “Toots” (Racz); a son, Robert Jr.; son-in-law, Jule Smith; siblings: Helen West, Pearl Dalton, Frank, Ronald and Jack. Surviving are daughters, Laverne “Lee” Smith and Jeanine Peterson; and three grandchildren: Teresa Rueppel, Robert III and Lauren Hillard. Friends will be received from 5 until the 7 p.m. memorial service Friday, April 23, 2021, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613.