John A. "Jack", M.D.
John A. "Jack" Devany, M.D., age 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at his home in Sylvania. Jack was born March 5, 1929, in Akron, OH to Andrew and Beatrice Devany. He was a 1955 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and served in the Air Force following graduation from 1956-1958 as a flight surgeon. Jack was in private practice at Toledo Otolaryngology Group along with Drs. A. James Blanchard, Carlisle K. Parker, Jr. and William H. Willis. He was past-president of the Ohio State Medical Association (1990) and former head of the Academy of Medicine. Jack also served on many boards in Ohio and nationally throughout his career. He mentored and taught many resident doctors. Jack was an avid gardener and enjoyed helping other doctors. He also enjoyed his monthly lunches with other retired doctors.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne (Mueller) Devany; siblings, Mary Rose and Edward Ceglar, Daniel and Elizabeth Devany, Thomas and Viola Devany, Fr. John Devany, C.P., Frank and Ann Marie Devany, Beatrice Devany, and Kathleen and Paul Mosher. He is survived by his children, Jeanne (Chuck) Cummings, John (Janet) Devany, Maureen C. Devany (Mark Goodremont), Anne M. (Robert) Parsons, and Michael J. Devany (Julie Reeg); grandchildren, Kitty and Lauren Devany; nieces, nephews, and other family members, too many to be named.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Westmoreland/CFM Group for many years of friendship and memories.
Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) Services will begin Monday at the funeral home with prayers at 10:30 a.m. followed by an 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at Gesu Catholic Church, 2049 Parkside Blvd., Toledo, OH. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. Oregon, OH 43616 or to the donor's favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at
Published in Toledo Blade from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2013