Services to be held at Amsterdam High School for Mr. Bert DeRose

Funeral services for Mr. Bert DeRose who devoted his career to the students and community of Amsterdam will be held at Amsterdam High School on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Mr. DeRose enjoyed his educational career as a teacher, a drama coach, and an administrator.  His forty years in the profession were always directed to instill the best in his staff and the many students who were in his charge.  He believed in the following “One hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove- but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Relatives, friends and the community are invited to attend his Celebration of Life on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Umberto “Bert” DeRose Auditorium at the Amsterdam High School. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Amsterdam Drama Club.

Read his full obituary here.