Posted on September 30, 2018 / 1199

Dave Deporis – In Loving Memory Tribute

This page is dedicated to a gentle soul, Dave Deporis, who passed on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Who Was Dave Deporis?

Dave Deporis was a prophetic artist and musician, who was loved by friends, family and other musicians. Dave was a son of Eugene Grant “Gene” DePoris Jr., and Stella DePoris, and a grandson of Eugene Grant “Gene” DePoris Sr., and Ina H. DePoris. Dave’s family lived in New York City, Sarasota and Longboat Key, Florida, and Los Angeles, California. Dave traveled between New York and Oakland to record and play his music.

“Oakland was his spiritual home,” said Dave’s father, Gene Deporis. “New York is the home of the music industry, but he said, ‘They don’t get me there. They get me in Oakland.'”


Dave Deporis was killed at the age of 40, trying to save his music. A thief grabbed his laptop outside a cafe in Oakland and ran off. Dave had all his music on the laptop, so he gave chase. Catching up with the thief in a red Audi SUV, Dave grabbed onto the vehicle and was dragged down the street. Sadly, Dave Deporis sustained “traumatic injuries” and was pronounced dead at a local Oakland hospital a short time later.

Dave Deporis Links

Dave Deporis Official Website…

Dave Deporis Facebook Page…

Dave Deporis At the End of the Tunnel…

Dave at the Rose Party…

Dave Deporis at the Bunker…

Tribute Type : In Loving Memory
Location : CaliforniaOakland
First Name : Dave
Last Name : Deporis
Years : 1976-2017
Birth Date (Optional) : December 23, 1976
Deceased Date (Optional) : August 9, 2017
Links (Optional) :,

Tribute Author : Brian D

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