Devaney, Alan Bruce
Oct. 24, 1960 - Jan. 5, 2013
Alan Bruce Devaney, 52, of Sarasota, FL formerly of Geneva, NY, died peacefully at home on January 5, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones, after bravely and valiantly battling cancer for almost 7 years.
Alan began his law enforcement career as a police officer
in Saratoga Springs, NY. A year later he joined the Geneva, NY Police Department where he worked for 7 years before moving to Florida. He worked for the Sarasota Police Department for 23 years before retiring in January 2012, 15 of those years were spent as a K-9 officer. During his time with the SPD he earned many commendations, including Police Officer of the Year in 1998. He received the Distinguished Medal Award, Meritorious Service Award and was officer of the quarter numerous times.
Alan is survived by his wife, Judith Devaney, his children, Michael Devaney, Mary Devaney, Christopher Devaney (Jessie) and Jennifer Harper (Mikey) his daughters by marriage, Jodi Causey (Scott) and Jami Maginness (Eric) his 9 grandchildren, his mother, Evelyn Devaney his siblings, Gail Gaetano (Lenny), Cheryl Rodriguez (Jesse), Gary Devaney (Cindy), Janice Devaney, David Devaney, (Nit), Donald Devaney, Beth Hrim (Tom), Lynn Gomez (Rudy) and numerous nieces and nephews. Alan was preceded in death by his father, Edward Devaney and his K-9 partner, Matt.
A memorial service will be held at Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Colonial Chapel, 40 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.