Peter J. DeRosa
Brick - Peter J. DeRosa, (of Brick Twp.) "The Voice of the Mustangs," sadly passed away Monday July 12, 2021 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. He was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 31, 1943 and lived in Brick for more than 50 years.
Best known for his witty one-liners and sarcastic personality, Peter was a beloved member of the community. Original owner of Awards of Brick he created memorable awards for thousands of athletes, coaches and community members. Passionate about Brick Memorial Athletics, he was a founding member of the Brick Memorial Booster Club and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2013. For almost 40years his voice could be heard at every home Football game at what was James V. DiFabio Field, stepping down in 2019. He could always be found at the bowling alley or at the baseball field watching his grandsons play.
After retiring from the Teamsters Local 641 in 2000, he went on to work for the Brick Township Board of Education in food service, a job he loved until his last days. His other passion was softball. Whether on the field or serving as the Director of the North East Senior Softball Association, he always had a love of the game.
In his younger years, he served in the United States Army Reserve, was an avid high school basketball player at St. Mary's High School in Jersey City and enjoyed the memories of working at his father's store DeRosa's Liquors on Old Bergen Rd.
Surviving is his wife Barbara Mello-DeRosa; his two daughters Dawn and Margaret DeRosa; four grandchildren Robbie, Michael, Marco and Mario.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Hwy. 88, Brick, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic's RC Church, Brick. Cremation will be private.
Published by Asbury Park Press from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2021.