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February 09, 2013
There is a special place in heaven for Jack...I remember him as a mentor to many young physicians
January 30, 2013
To the kind people who loved our father, A few years back I interviewed him on some of the funniest moments he experienced as a physician. If you care to hear one or more of the stories I saved them on audio and can share them with you. Email me at Mjode4u2@yahoo.com or find me on Facebook.
January 29, 2013
To all family and friends of Dr Devany,
Our family, the relatives of Grace Ember, wishes to express our gratitude for having known such a man of both outstanding personal and professional character.
"Gracie", also born in Akron, worked many years with the ENT group until her retirement. Through this association Dr Devany's life became a inspirational benchmark for her sons, David and Tom. It is this legacy for which we are grateful.
January 28, 2013
Dear mo
sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and. Prayers. Marge scsavnicki
January 28, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
January 28, 2013
So sorry for your loss...Dr. Devany was a good man to my mother and father and to us kids...he owned qualities not seen today in the medical field
January 28, 2013
Anne, Maureen and family - I am so sorry to see the news of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
January 28, 2013
Sorry to hear about Jack. He was a dear friend for so many years. we will pray for Jack and the family. Skip and Joe O'Conor. Atlantic Beach FL
January 27, 2013
Maureen, there are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. Your Dad was a special man. My prayers are with you and your family.
January 27, 2013
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
January 27, 2013
My sympathies to the entire Devany Family. I'm so sorry for your loss and to my dear friend, Anne, I'll be there for you if you need me. Love, Cheryl
January 27, 2013
Maureen - Debbie and I send you and your family our deepest sympathies in remembrance of your Dad, a truly wonderful and infectiously warm human being. He always showed up at our garage sales and always seemed to find something to buy! When we were new in town in 1984 he welcomed us warmly to Toledo. If only we could all aspire to his unrelenting love of humanity.
Tom and Debbie Merritt.
January 27, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the family of a very compassionate man & such a respected doctor. I worked for the group for over twenty-two years & he was always a very caring man. He will be missed by every life he touched. So sorry I won't be able to attend his service as we are in Florida for the winter. Pat & Norm Hinshaw
January 26, 2013
Michael, I am very sorry to learn of your father's passing. Please know that you and your family are all in my prayers.
January 26, 2013
Our condolences to the entire Devany family. Brent and Ricki Rubin
January 26, 2013
So sorry to hear of your dad's death, Michael. Take care and God Bless! Jennifer Beck, Toledo
January 25, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Devany family. Dr. Devany was a well respected physician and father. He will be an "ENT Angel" in Heaven. My love and sympathy to my dear friend Moe, I will have the fondest memories of your dad. What a wonderful father. Much love to you and your family.
January 25, 2013
To Maureen and the entire Devany family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of a wonderful man. He will be missed.
January 25, 2013
Maureen: Cary and I want to covey our deepest sympathy to you on your father's death. Such a wonderful life and such a wonderful man. You and your family have many wonderful memories to cherish....Dave & Cary
January 25, 2013
To The Entire Devany Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Lori Heintschel
January 25, 2013
Maureen, Anne and Family
On behalf of my family, our best goes to each one of you. Though it has been many years since I was a patient, fewer years since I have personally seen each of you, your Dad was a true gentleman.
January 25, 2013
only knew him because of my daughter having ear problems.what a gentle kind soul that will really be missed.sympathy to your family sincerely, sue grigsby arkansas now
January 25, 2013
Dr.Devany was my doctor for many of many years He said he done more surgeries on my ears then any patient in his whole office. he was a good doctor. It was alway nice to see him walk in the room. He was alway happy.
January 25, 2013
It was my honor and pleasure to have known Jack as a fellow doctor. He was a good example for many of us.
January 25, 2013
A true friend to the Little Sisters of the Poor and a great humanitarian, who served others before himself. He will be missed.
January 25, 2013
Zach and I have known Jack for so many years and have always regarded him with the highest esteem. He was such a gentleman and a truly wonderful person and physician.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his entire family.
Sincerely,
Zach and Kathy Zacharias
January 25, 2013
Knowing Jack Devany was an experience.He was a smiling force of nature,a problem solver and a renowned physician, who always made you feel special when you were in his presence.

The extended Devany clan has endured some tough losses over the past few years.This sudden loss of our patriarch is shocking and upsetting. Under these circumstances Jack would encourage us to grieve, but he would also remind us of the lifetime of blessings that have been bestoyed on our family and the blessings yet to come. A story line that Jack liked to tell concerning his daughter Ann Mary learning to ride a bicycle was "say a Hail Mary and keep on peddling". Now that is what we must do.
January 25, 2013
Knowing Jack Devany was an experience. He was a smiling force of nature, a problem solver and a renowned physician, who always made you feel special, when you were in his presence.

When I was young I heard his name perhaps more often than most, because his father, Andrew, (my grandfateher and actual namesake)would consistently call me "Jack". At that time I didn't apprecciate what a complimnet that was. I do now.

The extended Devany clan has suffered some tough losses over the past few years and the sudden loss of our patiarch is surprising and indeed upsetting. Knowing Jack, in these circumstances he would grieve, but he would also remind us of a lifetime of blessings that have been bestoyed on our family and will continue to be bestoyed upon us.


A story line that Jack often told about his daughter, Ann Mary,when she was learning to ride a bicycle was "say a Hail Mary and keep on peddling". Now, in spite of our loss that is what we must do.
January 25, 2013
So sad to hear of Dr. Jack's passing. He was such a sweet and caring person. Although I was not a patient but just a friend for many years I feel his Family's loss is my loss as well. Rest In Peace my Dear Friend, I'll miss you.
January 25, 2013
Thank you Jack for encouraging me to laugh again. We had planned to have lunch soon, but never mind we'll do it when I come by. Love ya, M.
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