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Richard W. DevineJuly 20, 1931 ~ April 11, 2017 (age 85)
Richard (Dick) William Devine, age 85, a life-long resident of Sewickley, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at West Penn Hospice. Born in Sewickley on July 20, 1931 to the late William T. and Grace A. (Schaming) Devine, he was the beloved husband for 62 years to Dorothy (Gurgovits) Devine; loving father of Deborah Lynn Ference (Michael), Susan Devine Halo (Edward), Barbara Ann Devine, Diane Carol Ray (Gregory); proud grandfather of Christopher & Lindsay Ference, T.J., Kristen & Marisa Ray; step-grandfather of Olivia Halo and Dr. Julia Halo Wildschutte (Hans); brother of Carol Ann Sery. Dick graduated from St. Veronica High School in Ambridge and attended Carnegie Tech (Carnegie-Mellon University). He was retired from Koppers/Kaiser Companies where he worked as a professional engineer for over forty years. Dick was a talented photographer who won several 1st place prizes in the former Pittsburgh Press photography contests. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting and trapshooting and was the 2000 PA State Shoot Handicap Resident Veteran Champion. He was a life member of the NRA and the Ambridge and the Millvale Sportsman's Clubs. Dick enjoyed classical music and was President of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Parents Association and was on the Board of Directors of the Sewickley Civic Symphony for several years. He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and a lifelong member and usher at St. James Church. To the delight of his family and friends, he was an enthusiastic chef and was famous for his delicious bread and savory soups. Visitation will take place on April 17 from 11 AM - 1 PM and 4-7 PM at Copeland's Funeral Home, 702 Beaver, Sewickley, PA. A Funeral Mass celebrated by Rev. Thomas J. Burke will be conducted at Noon on Tuesday, April 18, at St. James Church, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley PA. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's memory can be made via phone, check, or on-line to Allegheny Health Network, Office of Fund Development, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224, 412-578-3327 or www.supportahn.org.
Allegheny Health Network, mark for Hospice, Office of Fund Developement
4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15224