Mr. DeLaRosa was born Nov. 26, 1926 and was a military veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and worked 17 years with Turbine Support and 3 years civil service at Kelly Air Force Base.
Survivors include his wife, Maria C. DeLaRosa; his children, Santos A. (Caroline) DeLaRosa, Sr., Diana (Scott) Castellano, Rebecca DeLaRosa; his sister, Maria Casas; his five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Manuel DeLaRosa and his mother Petra M. DeLaRosa.
Visitation was held Thursday, July 4 with a rosary recited that evening at 7 p.m., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, July 5 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy officiated by Rev. Norbert Herman.
Interment followed in the Loma Alta Cemetery.