Donald Devlin

  • "Miss you my good friend and fellow Marine."
  • "Condolences to the Family."
    - Annie Akootchook
  • "Don, Jackie. The Dalzell family sends our deepest..."
    - Bev.,J
  • " Please accept my sincerest condolences. Dear Donald..."
    - Ryuji Sasano
  • " Please accept my sincerest condolences. Dear Donald..."

Anchorage resident Donald Joseph Devlin ,passed away September 15, 2012 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage due to complications from cancer. Donald lived in White Eye, Beaver, and Fairbanks, Alaska prior to living at the Valley Christian Home in Wasilla. Donald is a graduate of Wasilla High School. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps and later attended aircraft mechanics school. After graduating from Northrop Institute of Technology in Inglewood, CA., Mr. Devlin worked for Pacific Northern Airlines, Northern Consolidated and Survair/Dynair/Swissport for several years and then joined the Federal Aviation Administration for over thirty years and retired from Federal Service. Donald continued working for World Airways as a large aircraft technician until 2006 when he retired from work.

Mr. Devlin was born Nov. 13, 1934 at Fort Yukon, Alaska to Bernice Yasuda Devlin of Beaver, Alaska and Joseph Francis Devlin of Nushagak, Alaska. He was the eldest grandson of the late Kyosuke (Frank) and Nevelo Yasuda of Miyagi prefecture, Japan and Barrow and Beaver, Alaska respectively

Donald enjoyed his friends at AmVets and Eagles, especially Bob-O, Digger Dan, Ron and Todd. They were all avid football fans and enjoyed golfing and fishing. Don also enjoyed texting his brother and sister plus was becoming a expert on communicating on the computer and sending pictures to friends and family. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his beloved son, Donald R. and daughter Jacqueline C., brothers Jack of Anchorage, Hugh of Clinton, WA and sister, Stephenita of Washington, D.C. His survivors also include his nieces and nephews, Vincent, Eric, Scott, David, Bruce and Jason, his nieces, Jacklyn, Stephanie, Rhonda, Pamela, and Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Bernice Devlin, beloved wife, Jamie, brother Frank and nephews, Jimmy Joe, Joey and Justin.

A Celebration of Life for Donald will be held on October 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. ADT at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Anchorage.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012
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