Chad L. Deville, 60, ascended peacefully into the loving arms of God, surrounded by the love of family and friends, on Saturday the 14th of September, in the comfort of his home in Williamsburg, VA
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Chad was born in Columbus, OH, to Herbert and Barbara Deville. He was the oldest of four sons. At the age of seventeen Chad became a United State Marine serving our nation proudly, with honor and distinction, during the Vietnam Indo-china Ware. Upon discharge at Quantico, VA, Chad returned to Ohio and assisted his dear mother in the care of his father, who fought a courageous battle with MS.
Chad graduated Ohio State University earning a BS in Science in 1976. After graduation from William and Mary, and while working as a master electrician, Chad earned two additional degrees from Christopher Newport University in 1985 and 1987.
Chad's passion for education was surpassed by a great love for humanity and a life dedicated to service, ultimately finding the perfect career fit as the Engineering Director of facilities management for Chambrel of Williamsburg, a senior living community. Chad was someone you always could count on. While others said it, Chad delivered. Weekends, nights, holidays, storms, power outages, Chad served the residents of Chambrel in the same manner in which he served his nation – proudly, and with the heart of a United States Marine.
Chad never could get in enough fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, rafting, outdoor cooking, or simply visiting or having the grandchildren over.
Chad was a Buckeyes fan, rarely, however would he miss a Patriots game, but mostly he enjoyed sharing NASCAR races with his grandson Killian and kindest friend, Jimmy Ray.
Chad will truly be missed by his loving wife, Diana, his joy and strength, always able to make him laugh; and with whom he shared his heart, tears, prayers, gratitude, and a great love for and unquestionable faith in God that forever binds them.
Surviving Chad, all of Southampton County, VA, are grandchildren Killian Phillips, Dallas Holland, Tiffany Cheyenne Abbs, and Ireland Holland, as well as Ryan Brophy, of King and Queen County, VA. All of them tragically lost their beloved mother, Heidi Holland, on the 18th of September.
Chad called Heidi his daughter. He loved her and was so proud of her, not only for her skill as a pediatric nurse, or the kind and caring person that everyone knew,
but more importantly for the wonderful mother she was.
Also surviving Chad are his brothers, Craig, (Michlene) of NC; Jeff, of OH; Doug, (Richard), of MA; and father-in-law, J.R. Filichko, of VA, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and countless friends.
A special debt of gratitude goes to the exceptionally dedicated doctors, nurses and staff of the Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center, Richmond, VA, and the hospice nurses that provided Chad with the finest of medical care.
An interment service with full military honors will be held Fri. 4 Oct. at 1 p.m. at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Seating will be provided for immediate family only.
In honoring Chad's memory, gifts or donations may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran church, Norge, VA; or Jewish Family Services, Newport News, VA and noted – "Heidi's Kids"
Published in Virginia Gazette from Oct. 2 to Nov. 1, 2013