James Philip (Phil) Devine

May 05, 1926 - April 04, 2017

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Friday, April 07, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Friday, April 07, 12:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


James Philip “Phil” Devine, 90, of Rome City died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 4:45 a.m. in Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange.

He was born May 5, 1926, in Wabash to Mark and Anne (Noonan) Devine.

On October 27, 1948, in Wabash he married Mary Jo Alexander.

Mr. Devine served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in Germany.

He moved to Kendallville in 1970 from Wabash and later moved to Rome City.

He had worked in sales for Ayr Way Industries near Wawaka which then became Amro in Kendallville for 15 years. He also worked at Haney’s Glass and Culligan, both in Kendallville. In 1980, he retired from the Chandler House.

Phil was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City American Legion Post 381, and Kendallville VFW Post 2749.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Mary Jo Alexander Devine; two sons, Alex Devine of Wolcottville and Tim (Cindy) Devine of Howe; three grandchildren, Dustin Devine, Nicole (Eric) Devine Miller, and Tiffany Devine; and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jane Forrester of Lagro and Judith Cleaver of Stuart, Florida; and a brother, Joseph Devine of LaGro.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Devine Glass; a son-in-law, Rob Glass; a sister, Ellen McAllister; and a brother Luke Devine.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 7, 2017, at 12 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Father Bernard Ramenaden of St. Gaspar Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Honor guard services will be provided by Rome City American Legion Post 381, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Calling is Friday, April 7, 2017, from 10 to 12 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association or to St. Gaspar Catholic Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Dennis & Cherryl Gray
April 7th, 2017 1:02pm

So sorry for your loss.

Helen Hettmansperger Shanks and Lois Hay
April 6th, 2017 9:22pm
Wabash, Indiana

Please accept our Condolances.

Kevin Knott
April 6th, 2017 2:32pm
Boulder, CO

Tim and Cindy, My condolences to you and your family. Phil was a great man and always made me feel welcome in his home. Prayers, peace and love. Kevin and Ronda

Betty Grady
April 6th, 2017 12:54am
Rome City Indiana 46784

I'm truly sorry to hear this, I worked as as inspected at Ayers Way industry in the 70's He was an very nice guy, knew his children Alex and Deb. Sending prayers to the family with best regards very good people.☝

Mary & Tony R. Black
April 5th, 2017 10:34pm
Venice Florida

Just read of Phil passing Mary Jo, we are so sorry to read the news, Mary and I were talking about all the fun times we had together, Phil will be greatly missed. Out thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Karen James
April 5th, 2017 1:01pm
Howe, In

To the Devine Family, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I know Debbie Jo will be happy 💙💖

Crystal Walkup
April 5th, 2017 1:09am

You are all in my prayers. Phil was a funny man with a kind heart. I enjoyed the time I worked with him at the Chandler house. He always had something to say to make the time pass.

Cindy Wilks
April 5th, 2017 1:04am

Mary Jo, Tim, and Alex. Sorry to hear about your loss. He was a joy to be around and always had a smile. Prayer and peace be with you and I'm sure Deb is happy to his conpany. RIP Phil. Cindy Wilks

Bruce and Dorlie Haines
April 5th, 2017 12:46am

Phil will be missed.

Gladys Holbrook
April 4th, 2017 9:10pm

So sorry for your loss