Peter James DePierro passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at the age of 20 years old.
Peter was born on January 14, 2000 in the Philippines. Peter James is the eldest child of Mr. Peter DePierro and Mrs. Melbourne DePierro. In addition to leaving behind his parents, he leaves behind his two younger sisters, Lykah, age 8 and Sasha, age 3. Lykah truly adored her brother, as if he were her hero.
Peter James attended Andes Central School since he was in kindergarten. He graduated from Andes in 2018 as the class Valedictorian. Peter James participated in high school athletics, as well as many theater productions during his time in school. Peter James also received a vast number of awards on his academic and sports participation. Peter James was a Varsity Track and Field team member during his high school years. During this time, he received awards such at the Iron Man Award and the Babe Ruth Memorial award. These awards were given to individuals who exemplified excellent sportsmanship and leadership on the team. He was also a dedicated member of the Andes music department during his schooling years. Peter James was a member of the Andes Drama Department since the sixth grade, and found his talent was entertaining others with his charm and smile. He was also an active member in the National Honor Society and Student Council. Peter James was also a class officer for his senior class. He truly enjoyed his time with his friends.
In April of 2018 Peter James enjoyed his senior trip to the Bahamas with his classmates. The trip was a capstone event for Peter James and his senior class members. He spoke often of the fun times he had on this trip with classmates and the two chaperones, Mrs. Ennist, class advisor and Dr. Chakar, school superintendent.
In May of 2018 he was honored at the Scholar Recognition Banquet at SUNY Oneonta for his academic and leadership skills. In June of 2018 at his graduation ceremony, Peter James was awarded the 2018 James L. Kmak Engineering Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 towards his education.
Peter James completed his Associates in Science degree at SUNY Canton for Engineering Science in May 2020. Peter James was moving forward towards his four-year degree, with hopes of graduating with an engineering degree. At Canton, Peter James made the dean’s list during the spring of 2020.
Calling hours will be on Friday, Nov. 27, from 2 until 6 p.m. at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Delhi. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Due to Covid-19 restrictions social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required. A limited number of people will be allowed into the funeral home at one time.
Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with Peter James’s family.