OBITUARY

Richard Robert DeVasto

May 1, 1932September 25, 2019
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De Vasto, Richard Robert, 87, of Winter Park, FL. passed away on September 25, 2019. Born May 1, 1932 in Boston, MA to the late Jennie and Gus De Vasto. Predeceased by his wife of 11 years, Marian, he is survived by his son Gordon (Connie); grandchildren, John and Jennifer, and his beautiful life partner, Irene Osborne. He attended school in Boston, MA and Rollins College, Winter Park, FL.

Richard served 23 ½ years in the United States Marine Corps. He was a combat veteran of Korea and Vietnam and retired as a First Sergeant. He served as an US Marshall for over 7 years.

Richard was an Independent Associate of Legal Shield (Formerly known as Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.) for over 37 years. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Winter Park, FL. He was also a member of many Central Florida Organizations: First Marine Division Association, Central FL Veterans, Inc., Marine Corps League, Orlando, Italian American War Post #4, Korean War Veterans Association, Bahia Shriners, Winter Park Lodge #239, Disabled American Veterans, Fleet Reserve Association, and the American legion Post #112.

Richard never knew a stranger and was loved by all. May God’s arms continue to hold Richard and welcome him to the peace and comfort he so richly deserves in Heaven.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11 A.M. with a reception to follow at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa, Florida, on behalf of Richard

Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Goldenrod Chapel, 7520 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL. 32792 is handling the arrangements, 407-677-5091.

  • FAMILY

  • Gordon (Connie), Son
  • John and Jennifer, Grandchildren
  • Irene Osborne, Beautiful Life Partner

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Patty Khachatourian

October 13, 2019

I just wanted to say that I am so sad to hear of Richards passing. He was so good to my parents when they were alive. I so wanted to thank him before he passed. He was a great neighbor to my parents. He and my dad had plenty of military stories to share. He will be missed.

ERVIN SONJA CLARK

October 1, 2019

To the family at-large (Bro Gordon, Ms Irene, PPL/LS team); we extend our hearts & hands in deep sympathy in the loss of this great man!

Our friend, mentor, and esteemed colleague was both a Silent Warrior (with fierce extensive dedicated service to his country) and a Gentle Giant (though a well respected & sought after entrepreneur, he pride himself on helping ANYONE who was willing to follow his simple model...3 / 5)!

Robert Richard DeVasto was loved and admired from coast-to-coast, now he is called home by the one who loved him most! You were an angel and Godsend on earth, now we ask God to send us HIS Angel to watch over us on earth.

Sorely Missed & Never Forgotten.

Blessed love,

Ervin (he would say "Colonel") & Sonja Clark
Team G-Force &
All Arkansas Partners

Laura Gonzales

September 30, 2019

I was sad to hear of Richard's passing.

We met through LegalShield, he was my mentor. Richard taught me to stand up and to never give up. He believed in me, often more than I could believe in myself. For that I am eternally grateful.

Richard was a good, kind man. The very best. My condolences to his family.

Carol Smith

September 30, 2019

I first met Richard in the Spring of 1984 at a meet and greet reception held by John Hail, the Founder of TVC Marketing and my new employer. Richard was one of the first people I met and to this day, I remember his warm and friendly welcome. Richard had a way of making you feel like you were the only person in the room. It was the beginning of a long friendship that lasted through the Pre-Paid Legal days and with Legal Shield. Richard was one of the most positive and caring people I have ever met. When we talked, he always wanted to know how I was and what was going on in my life. He was a strong support during the loss of my beloved husband, Wilburn. Richard was a true, loyal, compassionate and kind friend. I will miss him greatly.

Stephen Applegate

September 29, 2019

Richard is one of the greatest human beings I have had the privilege and honor to work with. He was an incredible mentor and friend. My family loved him and adored him. Richard was there for us anytime we needed advice or support. His words of wisdom and support were priceless in life and business. I personally lost a great friend on earth but Heaven gained a Legend.

Rick Herald

September 28, 2019

From the day I met Richard he was generous in sharing his approach to Legal Shield. He was a fantastic mentor and a friend.
It has been a privilege to have shared the time we had together.

RIP RICHARD
Hoorah & Semper Fi!

Vincent Furey

September 27, 2019

I've been involved with the Winter Park High School Foundation for the last several years and came to know Mr. Devasto through the foundation. Most likely do not know that Mr. Devasto has been quietly providing college scholarships to graduating seniors from WPHS. He has been extremely generous and really had a heart for helping students with need. Additionally, Mr. Devasto's support has funded the Richard Devasto Scholarship Endowment Fund which will provide scholarships to WPHS graduating seniors in perpetuity, continuing his great legacy. We are so grateful for what Mr. Devasto has done for our students and our community and he will be greatly missed. We extend out heartfelt condolences to his family and friends!

Derrick Carpenter

September 27, 2019

Richard was an incredible teacher. Always willing to help and always encouraging. We always looked forward to our annual gatherings, but even in-between those events just hearing his voice when I called set everything straight, even before we spoke about the situation.

A very humble and honorable man, who will be missed greatly, not just for the things he did, but even moreso, for who he was.
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE

Kevin McLoughlin

September 27, 2019

Richard was not only a true legend in the business, he was my most honored mentor and a very dear friend.
I will never forget the many stories, the invaluable help and the unbelievably powerful support he provided me over the years. Every day I use the skills and the words that Richard gave me. He was able to effectively encapsulate our entire business into a single sentence. He was all this and more to me.
He was there for me in the times I wasn’t even there for myself and he has forever changed me and my world for the better.

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