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Inducted in 1982 … Suffern H.S., early 1940s … DePatto was a three-sport athlete for the Suffern Mounties in the late 1930s and early ‘40s … in football, he earned a berth on the All-Rockland County team for two years, and twice merited All-County recognition in baseball, too … made All-County once in basketball … was team captain in all three sports … DePatto also played football, baseball and basketball for the New York Military Academy prep school … after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, DePatto returned to Suffern and starred in local semipro leagues for Suffern-based teams in football, baseball and basketball … Ed Greene, DePatto’s coach at Suffern High and himself a Hall of Famer, rated DePatto as one of the finest athletes he had ever coached.