Myles J. “Jack” Devlin

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/17/2011 14:00:00

Willard OH 44890 4/18/2011 11:00:00

Myles J. “Jack” Devlin, 80, of New Haven, Ohio, passed away April 14, 2011 at the Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland, Ohio.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 21, 1930, to the late John and Ann (Laffey) Devlin, Jack was a devoted husband and loving father. He was a retired Brakeman for the CSX Railroad in Willard, Ohio. In addition to his family and work, Jack was also a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio, was a longtime volunteer for Willard Mercy Hospital and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Jack is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Ann Bailey (Bob DiMenna) of Columbus, Ohio and Dianna Sue Hoffman (Doug Spainhour) of Winston-Salem, NC; 5 sons, Thomas E. (Karen) Devlin of Willard, John J. (Maryann) Devlin of Winston-Salem, NC, Robert M. Devlin of Mansfield, OH, Daniel J. Devlin (Michael Iatesta) of Plainfield, NJ and Noel (Teresa) Byrne of Spring, TX; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brother James Devlin (Pat Nell) of Hanover, PA and sister-in-law Barbara Hogan Devlin of Cranford, NJ.
Jack is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Marion Louise (Diehl) Devlin, whom he married Nov. 7, 1953; parents, John and Ann Devlin; and brothers Robert and Thomas Devlin.
Visitation will be Sunday April 17, 2011 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. The Funeral Mass will be Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio, with Fr. Stanley Szybka officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard Mercy Hospital, American Cancer Society, the St. Francis Catholic Church or the Hospice of North Central Ohio. He is now with his lifelong love and will be missed by his children, grandchildren and all those who he inspired with his courage, strength and humor.
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Wyrine Dorris - Apr 18, 2011

Dianna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. God bless!

Tim Harrison - Apr 18, 2011

I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Wendy Daniel - Apr 18, 2011

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Devlin Family during this sad time and the days ahead.

Audrey Ginter - Apr 18, 2011

To Jack’s Family and Friends: On behalf of the Mercy Willard Hospital Volunteers and
Staff, we send you our heartfelt condolences. We miss Jack and thought of him often during his leave of absence. Jack was a kind and friendly person that I respected very much. We will always remember and be grateful for his and Louiseā€™s volunteer service at the hospital. It was a beautiful service today, with a touching tribute at the end – that would make any father beam with pride. I am sorry I was unable to stay for the luncheon and visit with you personally. With Sympathy, Audrey Ginter, Volunteer Manager

Richard Russell - Apr 17, 2011

To Chris Bailey & all the family – Our prayers and sympathy with you in your time of loss.

Carol & Charlie Doan - Apr 17, 2011

Bobby and the entire Devlin Family, Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you. Losing someone that you love is the hardest experience that we have to endure in this life. You are thought of often and especially at this time. We love Bob. Carol & Charlie

Mike & Gina Handy - Apr 16, 2011

Dianne & family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. He fought such a long battle. The family support I witnessed during his illness was a true testament
to the love you all had for him. Heaven has gained a true angel. I know he and your mom are looking down thinking how proud they are of all their children. You’re in our prayers.

Pat Sullivan and daughters - Apr 16, 2011

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort all of you.

L.Doherty - Apr 16, 2011

It is a sad day, but the pain is gone. Jack was surrounded by his family till his last breathe. He is looking down upon his family with love and pride…and of course probably stubbornly still trying to figure out…just how he could have beat it. It was a treat getting to know your father. Where one door closes another door opens. This applies to your experience with your father’s death.
Love to the Devlin Family.

The Conkle Family - Apr 16, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Devlin family…we are so sorry for your loss.

The Conkle Family - Apr 16, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Devlin family…we are so sorry for your loss.

Barbara Devlin - Apr 16, 2011

Love to all my wonderful family…I’m sorry I can’t be there with you all…but my fondest thoughts are that we were all together in New Jersey with our Jack as a family just a month ago. Dan’s play was like a night on the “red carpet” Love, Barb Devlin

Deb Hogan Franzone - Apr 16, 2011

To all my Devlin side of the family, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jack’s passing. Uncle Jack was such a wonderful, loving soul and I am so incredibly happy that I was able to see him just last month. I am confident that Bob and Jack have found each other! I wish you the best during this time of mourning.
Love, Deb

Pat Schoeler & Marie Stopfer - Apr 16, 2011

So very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He will be missed. We offer our love and support. We were blessed to have been with Jack last month at the family get-together in NJ. The video and pictures from that day will allow us to see his wonderful smile and hear that great laugh. He will rest in peace with his beloved Louise. Love, Pat & Marie

Andy Hogan - Apr 16, 2011

Hi All,
Sorry I can’t make it out to be with you all. You are in my thoughts. Uncle Jack is with Bob. Love,Andy and Jack Hogan

Cathy RN - Apr 16, 2011

I missed you all yesterday at work!
My heart goes out to you for your loss. You all are testiment of your Dad’s loving spirit!

Stacey Diehl - Apr 16, 2011

To the Devlin Family: “When you lose a loved one, you gain an angel whose name you know”. I am saddened to hear of your father’s passing. I remember his great smile and such bright blue eyes. Keep him in your heart, for there he will always be with you.

Paula and Don Willis - Apr 15, 2011

John and family,
Our thoughts and prayers continue for you and your family.
Paula and Don Willis

Lu Ann & Jay Deweese - Apr 15, 2011

John, Thinking of you and wishing you peace in your time of sorrow.

Rick Hedeen - Apr 15, 2011

Bobby and Family,
There is nothing more sacred than Family uniting to see their Father move on to the Spirit World. Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us. We send prayer of help to you. Love Rick and Gayle

Brigitte and Jim - Apr 15, 2011

Carol and family…Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Brigitte and Jim

Rachael Kirkham - Apr 15, 2011

Carol and Family- Praying for you in your time of loss. Smiling for you in your time of rememberance ?

Myles Devlin - Apr 15, 2011

Carol and Family: Our very deepest sympathy to
all of you – No time on earth is long enough
to share with those we love, but, wonderful
memories to last forever will always be a
blessing. Love, Susan & Tim

Doug Spainhour - Apr 15, 2011

To the Devlin Family:
In the three years that I have known your Dad / Grand Dad / Great Grand Dad, I recognized the deep, deep love and happinees that all of you shared when your family was together. We can all be assured that through Jack’s never ending faith in God, he is walking with angels around him. The Devlin family will always have the richest of memories as you celebrate Jack’s life … both past and present. May God be with each of you.