Joseph F. Devers of Blue Point, NY died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital, Flower Hill, NY following an illness. His wife is the former Linda Desser. The couple had been married 50 years.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Patrick and Mary McCarthy Devers, he was educated in the Scranton Schools and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Scranton. His life’s passion for 38 years was being an elementary school math teacher in Lyndenhurst, NY and then Bay Shore, NY, and he was also a member of the teacher’s union. He was a devout Catholic, he was a dedicated member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church, Sayville, NY, where he was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. His devotion to his faith is best exemplified with his devotion and support to St. Ann and the Basilica named in her honor in Scranton.
Also surviving are sons Christopher and his wife Christine of Congers, NY and Jay and his wife Jennifer of Blue Point, NY; a sister Mary Devers and a brother Paul Devers both of Scranton; grandchildren Courtney, Jillian, and Jordan; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters Patricia and Dorothy and brothers Robert and Patrick.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00am in Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton, PA 18510 by Rev. Joseph Sica.
Friends may call Tuesday from 9:00am until time of Mass.
Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash. St. Scranton, PA. 18510.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association at PO Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or by visiting alz.org