Robert "Bob" Russell Devine
April 30, 1944 – July 8, 2013
Robert Russell “Bob” Devine, 69 of Mt. Holly, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born April 30, 1944, to Thomas Russell and Muriella Louza Devine in Atlantic City, NJ.
Bob was an alumnus of Bonnie Brae Boys School in Millington, NJ, he earned his Associates Degree in Business at El Camino Junior College Inglewood, CA. He was a world traveler who kept a journal of all his adventures. Bob was a talented woodworker, who made beautiful furniture and other wood crafts.
Preceding him in death are his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Davida Devine of Mt. Holly; four children, Elizabeth Darst (Steve) of Apex, NC; Sondra Greer (Lance) of El Dorado; Marcus Devine (Mary Kathryn) of Newport, RI; JoAnn Frazier (Brian) of Maumelle, AR; sister, Patricia Deutsch of Colorado Springs, CO; and 11 grandchildren, Brittany, Kevin, Daniel & Faith Darst, Lance Jr. and Alexandra Greer, Lincoln, Sophia, and Gabriel Devine, Lily and Isabella Frazier.
There will be a family celebration of his life from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Young’s Funeral Directors. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. there will be a time for sharing memories.
Memorials may be made to the Bonnie Brae Boys School, PO Box 825, Liberty Corner, NJ 07938.
An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.
- Celebration of Life Gathering Saturday, July 13, 2013
Robert "Bob" Russell Devine
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July 14, 2013
I love you Dad!
July 13, 2013
I'm probably the only one allowed to call you that because I've known you the longest and old habits die hard. You see it wasn't always easy being your pesky little sister, although I worked quite hard on the pesky part!
I remember with fondness the times when I was allowed to tag along on some of the adventures; such as the time we visited a long abandoned house in which a flying squirrel flew in front of me and scared me to death. I absolutely knew without a doubt that the house was haunted, but you assured me that it wasn't. Well…big brothers knew best, didn't they? Still, we flew out of there to be on the safe side!
I always knew you'd be the family chef when you grew up because I remember you cooking up squash blossoms for us. Mom and I just kind of shrugged our shoulders and promised to keep an open mind. Hey, it wasn't too bad. Now it's all the rage. Guess you were ahead of the times then.
I know it wasn't always easy being the big brother either. There were times when you were called upon to be the sitter of a pesky little sister and protector. Job well done, big bro and I'm grateful to you.
Unfortunately, as the years passed and the distances grew, we were not a close as we might have been in later years, but please know that deep inside I've never wished anything but the best for you and your family. Rest easy, all is well between us.
July 12, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.