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“Mr. Devers was a great person. He will be missed. My prayers go to his family. Rest in Peace. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Margaret Hastings - Warwick, NY

“John, Herbie and Richie, Where do I begin? I saw the news of your Dad and had so many memories come flooding back from years past. Of course the...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Joseph Slesinski - Middletown, NY

“God Bless Big D, Mr.Dever aka JohnIt's was all about the kids,if D was their bus driver I knew they were safe.he always greater you with a big hello...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Duffy Susan& John Gennarelli - NJ

“Please accept our condolences. We were both fortunate to have known your parents and will always remember John as "Mr. Florida".With deepest respect...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Brian Wittman - Murrells Inlet, SC

“My condolences to the entire Dever family. Mr. Dever was a good man, I have many fond memories of him. May he live in all the joy that Heaven has to...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Vincent Kowalczyk - Florida, NY

“John, Jim, and Rich: My deepest condolences to you and your families in the loss of your Dad. He was a terrific guy and touched the lives of so...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Jean McComb - Florida, NY

“Sorry to hear about John's passing. He was a regular at Orange Co. Sight & Hearing for a number of years representing the Florida Lions Club. A great...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: paul zaccone - Goshen, NY


John P. Dever Sr. of Florida, NY the retired owner of Devers News, Florida, NY entered into rest on Monday November 28, 2016, he was 87.

The son of the late John F. and Anna V. Byrnes Dever he was born November 30, 1928 in New York, NY.

He was married to the late Frances Lempka Dever.

John was a member of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Holy Name Society, St. Joseph Parish Committee, Florida Lions Club, Greenwood Lake Elks, and the Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his sons John P. Dever Jr. and wife Ruth of Midlothian, VA.; James E. Dever and wife Harriett of Milford, PA.; and Richard Dever and his wife Jane C. of Florida, NY; one grandson Michael Dever; one granddaughter Leaida Dever; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Amanda Dever.

Visitation will be held Thursday December 1, 2016 from 5-8 PM at T.S. Purta Funeral Home 22 Glenmere Ave. Florida, NY 10921.

Funeral mass will be held 11am on Friday December 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Church 20 Glenmere Ave. Florida, NY 10921.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Florida, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,TN. 38105-1905 or to Make-A-Wish Foundation 4742 N. 24th Street Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016.

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