Lawrence G. Devore
1927 - 2020
February 10, 1927
November 9, 2020

Lawrence G. Devore

Feb. 10, 1927 - Nov. 9, 2020

HAMMOND, IN - Lawrence G. Devore, age 93 of Hammond went home to be with the lord on Monday November 9, 2020. He was born on February 10, 1927 in East Chicago, IN to Andrew and Anna (Muha) Devore.

On September 15, 1951 he married the love of his life, the late, Geraldine (Relinski) Devore at St. Mary's church in Griffith, IN. He loved his family and cherished every moment he was with them.

After graduating high school, he went into the Army where he served in WWII. After serving his country he worked at Union Carbide, Dupont and Dyer Auto Auction. He was a trustee and enjoyed working bingo at the American Legion, Post 369 in East Chicago. Larry also belonged to the East Chicago Knights of Columbus and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He liked sports especially college basketball and football and he enjoyed Saturday afternoon dinners with his family and friends.

He is survived by his three children: Pamela (Lee) Lawrence of Schererville, IN, Michael (Barbara) Devore of St. Augustine, FL, Kimberly (Anthony) Klapkowski of Jacksonville, FL, brother-in-law Paul Palmy, sister-in-law Joyce Relinski. He was beloved grandfather to Kaeleigh (James) Jamrock, Andrew (Danielle) Lawrence, Michelle (Jake) Jasinski, Sarah Devore, Justin Klapkowski and Katie (Randy) Looney. Also, surviving is one great-grandchild Grace Lawrence, who he loved dearly. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Anna Devore; sisters: Evelyn (Paul) Palmy, Blanche (Ollie) Rompola.

Mass of Catholic Burial will be held privately due to COVID-19. Arrangements are entrusted to BOCKEN FUNERAL HOME, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, IN 46323 (219)844-1600 or visit

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Published by The Times on Nov. 13, 2020.
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Our sincerest sympathies to the family. I have many wonderful memories of Larry in fact he taught me how to whistle. Peace and healing to all.
Dan Anoskey
November 15, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Larry at the 369 bingo's
Dan Klus
November 13, 2020
My prayers go out to Larry´s family. I worked Bingo with Larry and he will be greatly missed
Kristine Klus
November 13, 2020
Brian Bell
November 13, 2020
a good dad and grandpa
scott lindsey
November 13, 2020