CUMBERLAND — John “Joe” Joseph Devlin, 86, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born March 24, 1926, in Lonaconing, Mr. Devlin was the son of the late Joseph Thomas Devlin and Bertha (Miller) Devlin. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, George Geatz and a niece, Debbie Geatz.
A United States Naval veteran of World War II, Joe was previously employed by the Celanese Fibers Corporation of America then as a school bus contractor for the Allegany County Public School System until his retirement in 1995.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Norma L. Devlin; his daughters, Carol Jean Sullivan, of Ocean Pines, Jo Ellen George and husband Craig, of Nokesville, Va. and Shirley Hawkins and husband John, of Cumberland. Joe is also survived by his sister, Marion Geatz, of Cumberland; his grandchildren, John Hawkins and wife Chantae, Bryant Hawkins, all of Cumberland, Kyle Hawkins, of Johnstown, Pa., Brittani George and Jeremy George, both of Nokesville, Va., as well as his special K9 friend, Scooby Doo.
A committal service will be conducted at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Keith Aguila officiating.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post 13 American Legion.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Joe’s name to the Grace Baptist Church, 211 Greene St., Cumberland, MD 21502; or to the charity of your choice.
The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.
FRANCES E. “PUD” GREEN [Bloomington]
Frances E. “Pud” Green, 91, of Bloomington, died on Dec. 9, 2013 at her home in Lehigh Acres, Fla.
MARTIN D. “MARTY” HARSH III PH.D., P.E. [LaVale]
Martin “Marty” D. Harsh III, Ph.D., P.E., 60, of LaVale, went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his home after a seven month battle with melanoma.
RUTH V. (HARDEN) LASHLEY [Frostburg]
Ruth V (Harden) Lashley, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
ANNA M. FRASER [Keyser, W.Va.]
Anna Mae Fraser, 99, of Keyser, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Heartland of Keyser with her family at her bedside. Mrs. Fraser wintered in Lakeport, Fla. for 30 years and summer home in Springfield, W.Va.
MARION E. SHADWELL [Cumberland]
Marion Elaine Shadwell, 86, of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Golden Living Center, surrounded by her family.
WILLIAM CARR JR. [Springfield, W.Va.]
William Carr Jr., 81, of Springfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
CLARENCE E. WILES JR. [Hagerstown]
Clarence Elmer Wiles Jr., known by many as Sam or Junie, of Hagerstown, formerly of Frederick, 55, went home to be with the lord on Dec. 10, 2013 after a two year hard fought and courageous fight against cancer.
Sam was born in Frederick, on May 21, 1958.
EMMA J. HOWE [Clinton, Ohio]
Emma J. Howe, 80, of Clinton, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Dec. 9, 2013.
RUBY E. (EVERLY) STEPPE [Cumberland]
Ruby Eileen (Everly) Steppe, 89, of Cumberland, was called home on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, after passing away at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
DR. NICHOLAS GIARRITTA [Cumberland]
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dr. Nicholas Giarritta on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Steve Fernandes, O.F.M., Cap. as celebrant.
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