July 3, 1932 – December 26, 2018
Jim McDevitt, 86, of Houston, TX passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He was born in Plainfield, NJ on July 3, 1932. He was married to Marilyn Gibson McDevitt. Jim had a career in accounting, working for both corporations and his own private practice. He was a member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and had a passion for golf, classical music and the Houston Texans.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn G. McDevitt; mother, Gertrude Quin and his beloved step-father, Everett Michael Quin. He is survived by his children, Kristin F. Baird, Michael Q. McDevitt and Felicia Neuman; grandchildren, Jeffrey Neuman, Matthew Neuman, Keller Neuman, Aubrey McDevitt, Michaela McDevitt, Devin Dufrene, Olivia Baird and William Baird.
Jim’s Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062.
- Celebration of Life Friday, January 11, 2019
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January 18, 2019
I was saddened recently to hear that Jim McDevitt had died.
Jim McDevitt was a kind and caring man. A few years back, following the death of my own parents, I found myself in need of some accounting advice. Another of Jim’s friends had referred me to him.
From the first day we met Jim seemed glad to take some of the weight from my shoulders. The more we met to discuss business, the more time we seemed to spend talking about each other’s lives and families. Jim spoke highly about his “off spring”, and it was clear that he was quite proud of them.
I know that Jim’s family will miss his presence. I offer my condolences to all of them, and I would like to add my name to the long list of folks who were fortunate enough to meet, work with, and know Jim McDevitt.