Kennedy Township Mourns the Passing of Beloved Community Member, David Devlin, at Age 87

Kennedy Township Mourns the Passing of Beloved Community Member, David Devlin, at Age 87

Kennedy Township Bids Farewell to David Devlin

Kennedy Township is united in grief as it mourns the loss of a beloved member, David Devlin, who peacefully passed away at the age of 87, surrounded by his family on April 28, 2023. His enduring legacy and contributions to both family and community leave a profound impact on those who knew him.

A Remarkable Life Remembered

David Devlin, son of the late John S. and Marie H. Devlin, was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He cherished 64 years of marriage with his late wife Eleanor, who passed away on November 4th of the previous year. His devotion to family, education, and community endeared him to many.

Family and Community Connections

David’s family was a cornerstone of his life. He is survived by his children: Timothy, Patrick, Robert, Andrea Avery, Sally Barton, Jeffrey, Charles, and Kenneth. A legacy of 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren speaks to the breadth of his familial influence. His sisters Mildred Brandt and Cathy Snyder, along with extended family members, were held dear to his heart.

 A Life of Dedication and Service

David Devlin’s life was marked by dedication and service. He pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972 while raising a large family and maintaining a full-time career. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1959, he embarked on a professional journey, contributing to United States Steel and other prominent companies.

Heading 5: A Community Builder and Spiritual Pillar

David’s impact extended beyond his family and career. He actively participated in Archangel Gabriel Parish and the Kennedy Township community. His involvement ranged from training altar servers to contributing to the establishment of the Parish Council. He remained steadfast in his faith, contributing as a choir member, lector, and cantor.

 A Life of Compassion and Joy

David’s life was marked by compassion and joy. His commitment to the Knights of Columbus, dedication to the “Right to Life” Shrine, and service to the community showcased his compassionate spirit. He and Eleanor volunteered as ushers for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theaters and embarked on memorable travels, including a trip to the Holy Land.

Cherishing Precious Moments

In his later years, David found joy in simple pleasures. He delighted in observing nature from his back deck, hosting family barbecues, and indulging in 3:00 ice cream. His legacy lives on in the hearts of those who knew him, a testament to a life well-lived.

As Kennedy Township remembers and honors David Devlin, his presence will continue to inspire the community’s spirit of service, compassion, and unity.

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