William C. DePetris

April 26, 1927May 31, 2021

William C. DePetris passed away May 31, 2021 at the age of 94. He was born in Detroit, Michigan before moving to East Cleveland and has lived in Mayfield Heights since 1966. He is the late husband of Joanne (nee Kaltenbach); loving father to Deborah Hart (Rollie), John Hafey (Kanchana) and Ronald Hafey (Fran); loving grandfather to Sarah, Jebp, Lisa, Josh, Ron Jr., Heather and Rachael and great grandfather of many. He was preceded in death by his brother Armand and sister Gloria. He was an avid Ham Radio Operator. He also loved hanging out at JoVann’s Tobacco Shop. Mass of Christian Burial 10 am Saturday June 5 at St. Clare Church. Interment All Souls Cemetery. The family will receive friends at The DiCicco and Sons Funeral Home 5975 Mayfield Rd. Mayfield Hts.,(at Lander Rd.) Friday 5 TO 8 PM. Online condolences and guest registry


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, June 5, 2021


William C. DePetris

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Michael Bordonaro

June 5, 2021

I have been blessed to know bill for over 30 years I met bill when i was 17 years old he was sitting on his front step ever since that day bill has been a great best friend a a man you can ask advise and get the right response he would give the shirt off his back if can to help you. you will never meet a man like Bill DePetris again a one of kind man and best friend

Adrienne Darvas (BOJA)

June 4, 2021

Dear Debbie and Rollie,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I know exactly how you feel, since my Dad passed in January. You must feel so alone now, with so many relatives gone. But great to see how many grandchildren.

I passed the info on to my Mom, sister and son. I hope they show up.

Just try to remember that he is now resting in peace. After the stay in the hospital, you said that he wasn’t in a good state.

Lots of love. Our deepest condolences.

Adrienne Darvas (Boja)

Beverly Sterba

June 3, 2021

So sorry to hear this. My mother, Geraldine Tomaselli was Bill's cousin. I remember they were very close and saw each other often. They were like siblings.

Janet Krajcovic (Tomaselli)

June 3, 2021

Sending condolences to the family. Billy was a cousin to my mother, Geraldine Tomaselli (DePetris). They were close up until my mom passed away in 1978. May Billy rest in peace.

Debbie Picicci

June 2, 2021

R.I.P Bill. I grew up as neighbors to Bill and family. He was such a great guy. Him and my dad were buddies. Fly high with the angel's. My sincere sympathy to his family