James Devlin
1945 - 2020
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James Devlin

Middletown - James Robert Devlin passed away peacefully on Oct. 1 2020, after a brief illness, with his wife of 49 years, Terry (Fisher) Devlin, at his side.

Born in Jersey City, NJ on Sept 4, 1945, Dad was the oldest son to Robert and Santa (Tudisca) Devlin. Dad had a long, varied and successful career that took him from computer programming to defense contracting to financial services and to the federal government. Dad & Mom spent many happy years living in Waterford CT, West Grove PA and Middletown DE.

Dad's pride and joy was his family. Though heartbroken at his passing, his daughters, Bey (Foster) and Mara (Testa), are so grateful for the time they've had with him. Dad also had a special bond with his sons-in-law, Jim Foster and Augie Testa. Without question, Dad's greatest joy was his grandsons: Conlan, Devlin, August and Finn.

With his quick smile and jovial personality, Dad was loved and will be sorely missed by his extended family, including his brother, many "in-laws", nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and colleagues. We'd like to share a special 'thank you' to the medical team at Christiana Care for their caring and support over these past weeks, especially ICU Dr. Travis Kersnick Jones, ICU Nurse Brittany and Season's Hospice Dr. Liu. Please visit Daniels-Hutchison.com to share in our full tribute.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
Terry, Bey, Mara and extended family - Jim Devlin was the epitome of an Irishman, unforgettable and well remembered. SLAINTE friend, Dan Sullivan of Waterford CT.
Daniel Sullivan
October 18, 2020
Our condolences to Terry and the Devlin family. Jim was an outstanding man. He will be missed by many.
Bob Janovic
October 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Devlin Family for the loss of your loved one, James Robert, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
October 14, 2020
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Michael Dolor
October 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I was happy to have known him.
Scott and Christine Dolor
October 9, 2020
Bey Foster
October 9, 2020
Mara, Augie and the Devlin Family, What a great picture. Russ and I send our sympathy to all of you at this sad time. From the beautiful tribute it is apparent he lived his life to the fullest as he loved his family in the same manner. I know he was a blessing in your lives,
Thinking of you all,
The Kilmer
Kathy Kilmer
October 9, 2020
Bey and Terry, it was great to have known Jim for those special occasions where you allowed us to be part of your Christmas and family celebrations. He was a great person to have known and will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences and love to the entire family.
David Bell
October 9, 2020
Jim was a great friend to me and my husband Jack. We had such good times together with Jim and Terry and I always remembered the wonderful times they shared a Modelo. When you walked into a room you knew Jim was there he always greeted you with a memorable hug. I just loved when he told stories of his daughter's and grandsons. What a beautifully written life story of Jim written by his extraordinary daughter's.
Ann Raymond
October 9, 2020
Mara, sorry that your dad has passed so quickly. I know you all were blessed to have that precious one-on-one time with him those last few weeks. Knowing he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior is the most healing fact and knowing you will see him again one day.
Blessings and love and praying for you and all your family.
Aunt Diane
Diane Odum
October 8, 2020
Bey, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Your tribute to him and a life of love is beautifully written. Sending love from the Birch Fam!!
Carrie Herman
October 8, 2020
I'm so sad to hear of Jim's passing. I was Jim's eye dr for several years. I enjoyed his visits very much. We had such great conversations. I will miss him. I considered him a friend.
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
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