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Dr. James E. Devorick, Sr.

April 28, 1933 ~ June 30, 2017 (age 84)

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Dr. James E. Devorick, 84, died June 30, 2017 at Windber Hospice. Born April 28, 1933 in Johnstown, son of John Paul and Zelma Pearl Devorick. Preceded in death by wife,Lois (Hanson) Devorick; parents; sister Elizabeth; brothers, William and John; and brother-in-law John “Jack” Hanson married to Catherine Hanson.Survived by children Debra Soliday,  Myrtle Beach, SC; James, Jr., Johnstown; Sandra, married to Dan Schutte, Berkeley Springs, WV; and Dennis, Conway, SC; grandchildren: Jason Kinol, Amber Hoffman (Jason), Erin Brickhouse (Tim), Heather Schutte (engaged to Caleb Cain), Stephanie Lauffer (Jonathan), Ashley Devorick (engaged to Shane Murphy), Bethany Devorick,  Holly Devorick, James Slentz II, Amy Watson; and great grandchildren: Caleb Soliday, Noah and Peyton Hoffman, Connor Davis, Lydia Devorick, Isaac Slentz, Taylor Watson, Katelyn Watson, James E. Slentz, Albany Slentz, He served in the Air Force during  Korean Conflict with 313th Fighter Squadron. He was released for special duty to train special instructors at the University of the Ryukus, Okinawa; Sasabo NB , Nagoya AFB, Yokuska, NB, Yokohama NB; Subic Bay, Clark Air Force Base, and Manila, The Philippines; Tachikawa, Johnson AFB, Yakota AF, Gifu , Meiji University, University of Tokyo, Japan; Taiwan, Taipai  and numerous other Far East Countries. He was a 1951 Graduate of Johnstown High, and graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and University of Pittsburgh with a Masters Degree in Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration. He taught at Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Indiana University, Indiana, Pa., Greater Johnstown School District. He served as Supervisor of Health and Physical Education in Johnstown School District, Assistant Principal at Johnstown High and Garfield Jr. High, Principal of Joseph Johns Jr. High, Cochran Jr. High, Conemaugh Valley and Ferndale Area High Schools. Alternative High School Johnstown. He served as Recreation Instructor, Recreation Supervisor, Vocational Training Director, Night Administrator, and Director of Student Life at Pennsylvania State Rehabilitation Center. Served as Assistant Physical Director, Physical Director, Boys Work Secretary and Camp Reynolds Director of Johnstown YMCA.  Served as Executive Director of Bellefonte YMCA. Partner with Art Mack as co-owners of Levy’s Sport Store. Partner with Tom Hammerle as co-owners of His Shoppe.As an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, he served Faith EUB Church in Altoona, First United Methodist Church, Bowserdale United Methodist Church, Garfield Street United Methodist Church, Trinity Asbury United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, St Johns Church of Christ, and First Christian Church in Johnstown. He ministered to special needs of anyone in need, particularly those in Vine Street and Conners Towers. He never refused a request from anyone that he could fulfill. Member of First United Methodist Church in Johnstown. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday at John Henderson Company Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave, where Service of Death and Resurrection will be held Thursday at 10 am, with his son,  Rev. Dennis Jay Devorick, officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, where military rite will be conducted by Chas. Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. In Lieu of Flowers Donations may be Given to Angels of East Africa, 7368 Lincoln Hwy, Central City, PA 15926  


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
July 5, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Henderson Funeral Homes
215 Central Ave
Johnstown, PA 15902

Visitation
Wednesday
July 5, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Henderson Funeral Homes
215 Central Ave
Johnstown, PA 15902

Funeral Service
Thursday
July 6, 2017

10:00 AM
Henderson Funeral Homes
215 Central Ave
Johnstown, PA 15902


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