St. Bonaventure President DePerro dies after COVID complications

Dr. Dennis DePerro Photo: Saint Bonaventure. Dr. Dennis DePerro

Updated: March 01, 2021 12:11 PM
Created: March 01, 2021 12:09 PM

OLEAN, N.Y. (WHEC) — St. Bonaventure University President Dr. Dennis DePerro died Sunday due to complications from COVID-19, the university confirmed in a Tweet Monday.

DePerro, 62, was admitted to the hospital at the end of December after he tested positive on Christmas Eve. In a message posted on its website, the university says DePerro was placed on a ventilator in mid-January. 

He had been president since 2017.

The university says its flags will fly at half-staff in his honor. 

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