David L. Devlin – Age 87, of Kennedy Township. Son of the late John S. and Marie H. Devlin, husband of the late Eleanor passed peacefully with family by his side on April 28, 2023. David is survived by his children, Timothy (Bridgetta), Patrick (Lauren), Robert (Sandy), Andrea Avery, Sally (Andrew) Barton, Jeffrey (Janet), Charles (Aida), Kenneth (Rebecca); and 22 grandchildren, Colin (Lisa), Andrew (Siobhan), Maura (Tyler), Kristin, Shanna (Daniel) Caron, Matthew (Dana), Nathaniel (Meghan), Kyle, Jason (Angela), David (Kara), John, Sarah (Andrew) Avery, Brendan Avery, Kelly Avery, Aubrei (Ben) Formisano, Melissa (Dustin) Barton, Benjamin (Sarah), Nicholas, Christopher, Alexandria, Michael, and Luke; and 10 great-grandchildren, Peter, Jacob (J.R.), Estelle, and Gabriel Caron, Theo Formisano, Theodore, Hayes, Preston, Joseph, and expected baby of Colin and Lisa.
David is survived by his sisters, Mildred (late Donald) Brandt, and Cathy (Wilbert) Snyder, and predeceased Amy and Bill Johnston, Arthur and Faye, Jack and Barb, Lloyd and Maryanne, Betty and Edward Wilk, Jean Sabatowski (surviving Richard and Maryanne), and Diane Swedish; and brothers and sisters-in law, Joseph (Ann) Bayer, Mary Elizabeth (Dennis) Kumpfmiller, William (late Dolores) Bayer, Florence (late Lawrence) Haywiser, Helen Mae (late Richard) Setzenfand, Frank (Mary) Bayer, Anna Jane Bayer, and Roberta Bayer.
David enjoyed working side by side with Eleanor through 64 years of marriage until her passing November 4th of last year. David was involved in the lives of many people including his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his community of friends at Archangel Gabriel Parish and the Kennedy Township community. He was persistent in attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972 while raising his large family and working full time. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1959, he began his career at United States Steel in Ambridge in the Accounting and Industrial Engineering Departments until 1982. Later he worked as an estimator at Pittsburgh DesMoines, Colonial Iron Works, and Avolotis Painting. David was active as a little league manager and umpire, he volunteered to train altar servers at St. Malachy Church and maintained the weekly Mass schedule, and helped to establish the Parish Council being elected as its first president. David was involved with the Knights of Columbus, served as Grand Knight, and maintained the "Right to Life" Shrine on the exterior of the St. Malachy Church building for many years. He was very involved in his faith and served the church family through the traditional choir, as a lector, cantor and active participation in the Holy Mass. He worked as an attendant at McDermott's Funeral Home for seventeen years. Together with Eleanor, he volunteered as an usher for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theaters for a number of years. David and Eleanor enjoyed a robust travel life of cruises and visits to shrines and cathedrals, culminating in a trip to the Holy Land. In recent years, his greatest joy was sitting on the back deck with Eleanor, watching their flowers grow, birds and wildlife at the feeders, family barbeques and 3:00 ice cream.
Family and friends will be received at the Anthony M Musmanno Funeral Home, 941 McCoy Road, McKees Rocks PA Monday, May 1st from 6 – 8 PM and Tuesday, May 2nd from 2 - 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM at St. Malachy Church, Kennedy Township on Wednesday, May 3rd. Entombment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 12:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: National Multiple Sclerosis Society or:
St. Jude Children Research Hospital, PO Box 474, Memphis, TN 38101-9958 or:
Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675