DANIEL J. DEVENY
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Daniel J. DeVeny of Hampstead, NC, passed from this life into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on December 16, 2012.
He was surrounded by his wife, Ann, of 47 years, daughter, Aubrey, along with sister, Annette Cowell and brother-in-law, Gary Cowell at the Davis Community in Wilmington.
Dan was born in Waterloo, Iowa on October 19, 1946, to his parents, Richard J. and Mary Jane (Lyon) DeVeny.
Dan served the Lord first and lived each day as a servant to others with the goal of serving as unto the Lord and finishing well. He served in the US Army as an enlisted soldier in Viet Nam and returned to complete college and attended Ashland Theological Seminary with the call to return to serve as an Army Chaplain. Upon retirement in 1997 he was pastor of Northgate Brethren Church in Manteca, California, and completed his Doctorate of Ministry in Family and Marriage from Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999. In 2000 they returned to his home of record in Ashland, Ohio where he and Ann spent two years with Dan's father and was pastor at Garber Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio. After the death of his father in 2002, Dan and Ann moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona where Dan served as the Director of Religious Education on Fort Huachuca at the Main Post Chapel. Dan retired in the fall of 2005.
In 2007 they moved to NC to be near their daughters, Angela Mozolak, her husband Phil, grandchildren, Austin, Ryli and Regan and Aubrey Incorvaia, her husband, Matthew, and grandchildren, Jozsa and Thadd. He is also survived by his son, Andrew of Santa Rosa, California, his sisters, Dixie Dix of Illinois, and Annette Cowell and her husband, Gary, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, sisters-in-law Trelawney K. Cully, her husband, Jack, of Roswell, NM and Tricia Vredenburg of Chariton, IA, as well as nieces and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by his brother, Richard J. DeVeny, Jr. and his sister, Sylvia Sue Bentz of Dayton, Ohio.
A private graveside service with Military Honors will be attended by family at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC. Chaplain (MAJ) Matthew Incorvaia will officiate.
Ann would like to express her sincere appreciation to the staff of Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington, NC, as well as the caregivers and staff of Davis Community and Brightmore of Wilmington Paraklay Way for their care and personal kindnesses.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to the North Carolina
, 219 Racine Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 or to The Brethren Church, 529 College Ave, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
Andrews Hampstead Chapel
Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2012