Dennis Michael Escott III (Derek Michael Bettinger)

February 21, 1990 - January 27, 2023
Dennis Michael Escott III (Derek Michael Bettinger)

Derek Michael Escott III (Derek Michael Bettinger) from Pasco County, passed away unexpectedly on January 27, 2023. As we mourn the end of his short time with us, we must remember the legacy of Dennis Escott (Derek Bettinger).  We may ask why? Why me? Why us? Why now? God does not question the strong, so when you up in the sky, stand tall, look proud, and remember…the wheels may have stopped spinning but they will never fall off.

He is survived by his loving mother; Denise Bettinger, his sister; Bryanna Bettinger, his two sons; Rylan (12 years old) and Noah (9 years old), his uncles; David and Douglas Bettinger, his grandparents; David and Debra Bettinger, all of NH. He is also survived by his cousins; Adam and Jessica Collins of CA., his best friend of 10 years; Amy LaLonde, along with many other extended family and friends. Most importantly, he is survived by his service dog, Bullet, his best friend, his everything, who was by his side until his very last moments.

He is preceded in death by his father; Dennis Michael Escott Jr.

Derek/Dennis, you will be missed daily and will be remembered with love each and everyday.


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  • March 12, 2023
    Franky Gagliardi says:
    To my dearest nephew, i hope yu are with all the famous people that yu truly wanted to be like and could have yu had the talent to be achieve any goal yu wanted'yu will be truly missed, peace be with yu, we will be together once yu uncle Franky.

  • March 12, 2023
    Franky Gagliardi says:
    Dennis Derek Escott we really miss yu and still find it hard to believe yr not with us, yu were loved by us all and thought of like a son to me, so much talent and good hearted to all, words can.t describe how much yu meant to us all here in Florida and back home in Boston, life is too short and theres never enough time to spend with each other'Bullett loved yu and im sure truly misses yr presence, you will allways be in our thoughts and truly missed, rest in peace and god be with yu'uncle Franky .

  • February 18, 2023
    Amy LaLonde says:
    I will meet you again, our souls will recognize each other and I'll hold your hand, we will walk through paradise together my sweet bestfriend... I love you. ❤️