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Arthur DeVoe Jr.

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DeVoe, Arthur Jr. HALFMOON Arthur L. DeVoe Jr., 76, of Cardin Drive died on Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a brief illness. He was born in Troy on February 4, 1936 was the son of the late Arthur L. and Dorothy VanHoe sen DeVoe Sr. Art was a graduate, of the first graduating class, of Shenende howa High School, where he designed the school emblem. He attended the University of Maryland and was a decorated Army veteran of Occupation forces of World War II and of the Korean Conflict. He served honorably from 1953 through 1959. He retired from the former McCasland trucking in Menands and had also worked for the White Motor Corp. and Mack Truck both in Albany. Art was very active in many veterans organizations, having severed as past commander, council commander, district commander and currently was the quarter master of the Clifton Park/ Halfmoon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1498. He was a charter member of the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association, having served as a past Commander and squadron leader. He was a member of F & AM Star Lodge 75 in Latham and the Ondawa Lodge in Clifton Park. He was very active also in scouting in Saratoga County, serving as a scout master, assistant scout master In Halfmoon and had been a member of the Saratoga County Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee for over 30 years. He was a member of the Halfmoon Senior Citizens and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Crescent. He is the beloved husband of the late Shirley Maxfield DeVoe who died on November 1, 2008; he is the devoted and beloved father of Arthur L. (Jeanne) DeVoe III of Jonesville and Cindylee (Thomas) Murdza of Ballston Lake; cherished grandfather of Jessica (Michael) Davey, Alexandra DeVoe, Ashley DeVoe and Michael Murdza; cherished great -grandfather of Nathan, Morgan and Logan; brother of Elizabeth (the late Howard) Betts of Halfmoon and the late John Joseph DeVoe; also survived by several nieces, nephews and his loving companion Pug, Sunny Mae. Funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Church in Crescent where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 in Clifton Park. Interment with full military honors will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Park/Halfmoon VFW Post 1498, Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065 or to the . Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065, 518-371-5454.

Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2012
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