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David T. Ferguson Funeral Home

20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY

OBITUARY

Paul E. DeRogatis Jr.

November 5, 1948October 7, 2019
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The DeRogatis Family regrets to announce that Paul E. DeRogatis Jr. passed away Monday, October 7th, 2019, in White Plains New York. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved husband , father and Grandfather. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful for the time God gave us. Paul was born in Brooklyn, November 5th, 1948. He was the son of Paul E. DeRogatis Sr. and Rose Defeo DeRogatis, and the Grandson of Mathew and Josephine Defeo. He is survived by his wife Barbara R. Sulin DeRogatis, his children, Nickolaus Paul DeRogatis, Christina Marie DeRogatis Vitarella, (Mario Vitarella), Lisa Marie Herman, and his Grandchildren, Lilah Rose Vitarella, Lorenzo Paul Vitarella, Joseph B. Wensdofer and Jack T. Wensdorfer.

There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his family. Paul, in his early years was also a singer. He sang with various groups in the 60’s. Paul was also credited with several recordings on Wand and Roulette Records. Sadly his singing career was interrupted when he was called to duty by the United States Military draft to fight in the Vietnam War/Conflict in 1968. During his service he was injured in a mortar fire attack on his base. It was there that Paul earned his Purple Heart as well as other commendations. He was wounded during the Tet Counteroffensive in 1968. He was proud to serve his country just as his father did before him in WWII.

He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman and loved living in the mountains of Orange County New York.

He was The Light Of Love

RIP My Beloved, Until we meet again

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Burial Following Funeral Mass Saturday, October 12, 2019

Memories

Paul E. DeRogatis Jr.

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Frances Texidor

October 11, 2019

It was the boys first day in a new school, we had moved up from the bronx and we were all nervous with the new home, new neighborhood. Paul was standing by the bus stop getting his son Nick on the bus. He extended his hand to us and said welcome! that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.... Paul was always available to help us with our new environment, sharing stories. He even gave me his recipe on how to make excellent homemade pasta sauce! Once he even cooked for us ...his famous muscles in marinara sauce.... One of my favorite memories was at his daughter's wedding...The hem from my dress had come undone and I was upset I could not find a needle and thread...Paul came upon my husband and I who were trying to fig what to do...Paul says " whats the problem Frannie?" I was embarrased and he proceeded to say...Nothing I have not seen or experienced....I dont have a needle and thread...But I have some Duct tape in the car! ...and so my husband Pedro and Paul proceeded to duct tape my hem...

Bobbi DeRogatis

October 11, 2019

Judy Cattaneo

October 11, 2019

Paul and Barbara have been part of my life for over 25 years--We shared the weddings of our children and the births of our grandchildren. We were the 4 Musketeers until my husband Steven got ill.
Paul missed our Friday nights at TGI.

I will miss you Paul.


katia Sainvil

October 10, 2019

Iris LaRegina

October 10, 2019

Katia Sainvil

October 10, 2019

Iris LaRegina

October 10, 2019

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Iris LaRegina

October 10, 2019

Paul loved to cook, he got me to eat deer meat :-/ . I thought it was chicken. When we had our Christmas parties or birthday parties, it was Paul's cooking Barbara would bring in. He was a wonderful man, loving husband, an amazing father and a great grand-father.
I am honored and blessed to have known you. Rest In Peace Paul.
"It is not length of life, but the depth of life"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Dominic Scarcello

October 10, 2019

I met Paul in the late nineties, at Mays Field, we got to talk about Italian food, he was telling me that when he was a kid his Mom used to make him snails (babbaluci) he had not eaten them in years , so one day I stopped at a fish market in the Bronx, bought 5 pounds of snails, brought the snails to him, he was shocked I took no money from him, becoming great friends, all that took to be friend was little ole snails . A true Hero RIP MY FRIEND I’ll always remember that face you made when you opened the bag of snails!

Iris LaRegina

October 9, 2019

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