Obituary: Michael Scott DeRosa |

Obituary: Michael Scott DeRosa

Michael Scott DeRosa, 29, of Reno, tragically drowned on July 23, 2012 while rescuing his beloved dog Apollo. Michael was born on December 29, 1983 in Arcadia CA. A long time Nevada resident, he graduated from Douglas High School in 2002. Michael attended UNR and then went into business, eventually becoming Store Manager at Pizza Plus in Reno. Michael was a cherished friend, son, brother and fiance and truly made the world a better place.

Michael is survived by his parents Ralph DeRosa and Vicki Gennarini, his brother Chris and his sister Nicole. He is also survived by his fiance, Heather Howell and his close friend Mark Minguey, with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him.

Michael loved taking care of his animals, laughing, being with his family, and having fun with friends. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the FitzHenry’s Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 10:00AM at 3945 Fairview Drive Carson City, NV.”