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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  • Larry was a great guy to me and to many others. He really cared about our AmVet Post and devoted many hours there and helping out is fellow members and fellow veterans. We knew the way he spoke of his daughter and granddaughter that he was very proud of them. I will be like many other people and miss Larry. I pray that God will look after Larry’s daughter and granddaughter to help them to get through this loss.

  • Dear Family of Lawrence( Larry ),
    I met Larry many years ago when he briefly dated my sister Charlene. Through him I got to know his parents and brothers and sisters. I remember him as a young Marine that cared for my sister. He climbed to our second story porch to see her when she wouldn’t let him in because of a small disagreement they had.
    I also know him from speaking to him online from time to time.
    I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I lost my sister Charlene two years ago. The empty chair at family gatherings that he would have joined is hard to see. I pray that you cherish the memories of laughter and love that you have. I also pray for you to have peace. I will miss him.

    Sharon Rolfe

  • I worked with Larry for many years at our local AMVET Post 95. He was Past commander of the Post a few years after I served in that capacity and I later came back in and served as his adjutant for at least one term (and would gladly have served more). Larry was a very effective post commander. As I recall he was instrumental in getting the Sad Sacks started at Post 95, among other projects. I’m no longer active in the post but often rode the VA van to the Columbus Clinic with him so until recently we had kept in touch. I will miss Larry very much. Larry was also a skilled carpenter and builder. About 3 years ago he put a new roof on the house where I now live. He is really missed right now because a limb fell and punched a role in that roof over the garage…and Larry isn’t around to fix it! Just one of the ways he will be missed today and in days to come.

  • John, Judy and I are very sorry for your loss. A family member that is lost is not lost in your memories, so never forget all you know of him. He served his country and he is now getting his reward, restful peace. God bless you and your family.we are praying for you. bcjc