It was a shock when I heard he passed away. I remember some wonderful times when he worked at club med. He was a great person.
I will cherish the memories forever.
Celebrating your beautiful spirit on this day. Hoping you're playing your guitar and laughing with the angels! You're missed very much. Love forever-AB
In just a few short hours, it will be that amazing day you & I shared in celebrating together for so many years; the day the world came to know your beautiful soul. Happy birthday my friend, I miss you everyday!
Your light will always shine in my heart JD
Oh John, it's been almost a month since I last spoke with you; mere hours before we'd all lose you forever. I still can't believe it. You were such an amazingly brilliant man and the most wonderful friend I could've asked for. Your uncanny way of relating to the turmoil life throws at each of us and turning my tears of sorrow into tears of laughter in one of our many hour-long conversations is just one of the reasons I cherished you so. I re-read your emails and your sense of humor continues to put a smile on my face. I know that's what you'd want. We joked for years about how we'd be together in our next life...well, until we meet again my dear friend. I'll love you always.
John was my best friend for many years and although I thought never did understand him entirely, I really always did, and we were alike in many ways. We were almost exactly alike for a long time, and inseparable. We lost touch later in life and I missed him. Not nearly as much as miss him now. John was a good kid when I met him in school, in football (and what a great player he was and could have been if not for his injury), in music . . . a skilled and very feeling guitarist, and the privileged few years after high school that we were together, he was a good man. He had faults, as we all do, (and if I didn't say so here he'd have wanted me to write to in) but I could always count on him to be there for me, and he was always there when any of his friends needed him. He had that rare pairing of being physically outstanding and mentally superior to most. To quote, "It is the finest blade that is most easily blunted, bent, and broken. This has to be the case. I wish he would have stayed closer to me later on. Although that wish cannot be fulfilled, I wish, and I think, no, I am sure that we will meet again.
John, Dori, Robin, and Annie, your loss staggers me but I cannot imagine how you feel. I wish I had known of it sooner. I moved to Costa Mesa last summer and am only five or so miles from where the service was held. I would have been proud to attend if I had only known.
Your son and your brother, was a great person and a great man. I am proud to be able to call him my friend.
So many wonderful memories of time together John. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Sending love and prayers to the Devereux family.
So many things to say my brother and none of it could do justice to describe how kind and honorable a friend you have been since we were 4 years old. Today I celebrate your life as I know you would not want me to mourn your passing. Sincere condolences to the Devereaux Family and the knowledge that I stand testiment to the many acts of selfless compassion I have witnessed in all the many years I have known John.
Vaya con Dios mi Amigo.
My dear Johnny I already miss you so much...like you always did when you were with us, I know you will continue make people laugh and smile when we think of you...I will never forget your dear special heart and what our friendship meant to me. I love you Johnny. ..
I knew John or "Bubba" as we knew him, from Club Med St. Lucia. He was an all round great guy. My sincere condolences to his family.
Sincerely, Kim Mittal
I just want you to know John, you were cared for, so much, by so many people. Realizing I can no longer pick up the phone and call you to chat for hours is just sinking in. Feels like there is such a huge hole in my heart. You will truly be missed!! I know you are in a better place, looking down, and concerned with our feelings. You were such a great person! I already miss you so much!!!
You were a legend to me when we were kids, John. My deepest sympathy to all who are hurt by your loss.
You will be missed greatly John. I will miss working with you and hearing your great stories. My prayers go out to the Devereux family.
I still can't believe John is no longer with us. He was such a magnificent, inspiration, funny and loving soul - truly one-of-a-kind. I will miss you every day my precious friend. Sending blessings to the entire Devereux family.
Still can't believe John is no longer with us. He was such a magnificent, inspirational and loving soul, truly one-of-a-kind. I sure do miss my friend. Blessings to the entire Devereux family.
So many memories of your young life on Adair street.. Sendind prayers to your mom and sisters..the Hendersons
Your friends at Oneonta Congregational Church are praying for your family at this very sad time.
In loving memory a great friend! Love and miss you Johnny boy!
My thoughts and prayers are with The Devereux family, and friends.