July 5, 1924 – November 7, 2013
David DeVries, 89, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at his residence in Vero Beach, Florida. David was born in Freisland, Holland. He was a resident of Vero Beach for the past 28 years, coming from Paramus, New Jersey. He served in the Army during World War II and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Prior to retirement David was the owner and operator of Dave DeVries Excavating and Son in Paramus New Jersey for over 40 years. He was a volunteer firefighter in Glen Rock and Paramus New Jersey for a total of 30 years. He also served on the Citizens Observation Patrol in Fort Pierce, FL, for 10 years. David enjoyed auto racing, trucking and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Doris DeVries of Vero Beach, FL, son David DeVries, Jr. of Trumbull, CT, daughters Joyce Hammett of Cave Creek, AZ, Carol Davis of Sturgeon Bay, WI, step son, Glenn Miller of Midland Park, NJ, brother Pier DeVries of San Bernardino, CA, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Radie DeVries from New Jersey. Services will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Faith Baptist Church in Vero Beach, FL. There will a Memorial Service held in New Jersey in late Spring. Arrangements are under the care of Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, FL.
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November 18, 2013
Doris... My heartfelt sympathy...seems like only yesterday when we moved the appliance from the basement in Glen Rock when you guys were moving to Florida..again sorry for your loss...Font
November 17, 2013
You have our deepest sympathy.
Art & Shirley Stokes
November 16, 2013
Dave was a wondrful person. A friend to the Combee's for many years. Dave and my Dad were best of friends and after my Dad past away in 1991 Dave looked me up and we were able to visit once in a while...talking about the good ole days in Glen Rock, NJ. I have no doubt that my Dad was among the first to welcome Dave to heaven where now they together can talk about the good ole days!!
Dave will be missed by all who knew him,
November 13, 2013
I was so blessed by the Lord by Him giving me Pop as a father, but also as a friend. We miss you so much Pop, but we know you are with your Lord, and wouldn't trade places with any of us here, left on earth! See you soon and for eternity!! We were never created to die - that is why it hurts so much to those of us left behind.