Lawrence “Larry” Edward Devlin
March 15, 1950 ‒ June 20, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Lawrence “Larry” Edward Devlin, age 65, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on June 20, 2015 at his residence after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born on March 15, 1950 to the late Frances and Marie-Jean (Bergeron) Devlin in Winthrop, MA.
At the age of 17 Larry proudly joined the Marine Corps. He had a selfless desire to defend his country and did so as a chef during the Vietnam War era. Lance Corporal Devlin served his country well, embodying all that the marines stood for and evoking the motto “once a marine, always a marine” until the day he died.
Larry was an active member of the AMVETS post #95 in Mount Vernon. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team and loved to watch the games on Saturday with his fellow marines. His favorite pastime was spending quality time with his daughter and granddaughter whom meant the world to him.
He is survived by his daughter, Noelle Devlin of Mount Vernon, OH; his only granddaughter, Alexis Devlin of Mount Vernon, OH; 4 brothers, John (Marilyn) Devlin, Paul (Dawn) Devlin, Richard Devlin, and Billy Devlin all of NY; 2 sisters, Rose (Klaus) Froehlich of NC, and Patricia (David) Snyder of NY; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends he regarded as family.
Larry is preceded in death by a son, Joshua Devlin and a daughter, Catherine Devlin.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 10am – noon at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Burial will follow in Brandon Cemetery 13492 Sycamore Rd. Mount Vernon, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lawrence “Larry” Edward Devlin.