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Richard A. Devylder

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July 1969 - August 8, 2015 Richard A. Devylder died on Saturday, August 8th, in Long Beach CA. Born July 1969, he had no arms nor legs yet he grew to be a giant in the Disability Rights Movement. His career took him from Independent Living Centers, to the Department of Rehabilitation to the Governor's Office, to the U.S. Department of Transportation in D.C., and back to the Governor's Office. He was a champion for access and independence for people with disabilities. He is survived by his mother Joan Devylder and his sisters Cheryl Devylder, and Sharon Taylor, and 9 nieces, 5 great nieces and 4 great nephews. Services honoring his life will be held on Friday, August 14th, at Chapels of Memories, 12626 Woods Avenue in Norwalk 10am - 12pm. A graveside burial will follow the service at Little Lakes Cemetery.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 14, 2015
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