Thomas D. Devin

  • Died: November 26, 2020
  • Location: New Brighton, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 71, of New Brighton, formerly of Bloomfield and Carnegie, passed away on November 26, 2020, after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Emilie (Schwarz) and Robert Devin. Thomas was preceded in death by his first wife, Terri (Emery) Devin, who passed away in 1998. Tom was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War where he aspired to the rank of Corporal. He was a retired police officer with the Collier Township Police Department for 37 years, first as a Patrolman, then a Sergeant and finally as Chief of Police. During his career, he was active in the Chartiers Valley School District originally with the Officer Phil program and then later the DARE program in the Primary, Intermediate and Middle Schools. He also coached both daughters during their early years of softball and served as a chaperone for many football games and band trips for the Chartiers Valley Showband. Tom had been a member of the Federal Order of Police Lodge #91, a life member of the Rochester VFW Post 128 and a member of the NRA. Tom was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed attending the Steelers and Penguins games and the friendships he made with those that sat near him. A highlight one year was having his Penguin season tickets delivered by Coach Mike Sullivan. Tom was very much loved and respected. Surviving are his wife, Melva (Todorczuk) Devin, New Brighton; two daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Brennan, Oakdale and Cindi Devin, Bellevue; two granddaughters, Kara Kemple (Butler) and Skylar Bennett (Bellevue); brother-in-law, David (Charlene) Emery, Dravosburg and sister-in-law, Judy Miller (Conway) and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation for family and friends will be held 7-9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, December 2, 2020, and 2- 4, 7-9 p.m. THURSDAY, December 3, 2020, WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE. (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp. 15220. Funeral Service on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1pm at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Tom's name to the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation or to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at Hillman Cancer Center, Shadyside Hospital, Passavant Acute Rehab and the hospice floor at Canterbury Place for their kindness and loving care of Tom. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing will be required.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Melva,
I have many fond memories of visiting with you and Tom. He was always so much fun to be with and I will miss him terribly. He was a blessing to our family; always one who made a positive contribution. I am profoundly saddened by your loss and will always have the happy memories of my visits with you and Tom.
Ann Babeuf
NJ cousin

Posted by Ann Babeuf - Rumson, NJ - family   December 08, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Amy - Friend   December 07, 2020


Dear Melva,

I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Tom. He was such a wonderful person and a true professional. Tom had the perfect personality and expertise to fulfill his leadership duties in the community. I only have positive memories of our working relationships and personal endeavors. More specifically, I felt more secure at school knowing that Tom was at our beck and call for whatever assistance we needed. Toni and I will keep Tom, you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Ron Yasher - New Castle, PA - Friend   December 03, 2020

Dear Melva,

Please know that you and your extended family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Tom's outstanding character and his dedicated service has left a tremendous positive impact on our community. We are so honored to have known Chief Devin!

Helen and Gene Lucatorto

Posted by Helen Lucatorto - PA   December 03, 2020

Dear Melva and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Chief Devin's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Becky & Mike Finnerty

Posted by Becky Finnerty - Carnegie, PA - Friend   December 02, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you. It’s been many years since I’ve seen you but can say I often think of you. Take care! Love, Marilynn Frazier. 724 777 2341

Posted by Marilynn Frazier - Friend   December 01, 2020

Melva-I’m so sorry to hear about Tom. I remember when your romance was “blooming” and what joy this brought to both of you . Look back on those years to get you thru so that you may find peace in the days to come.... praying and thinking of you Cathy Kifer

Posted by Cathy Kifer - Friend   December 01, 2020

Oh Melva, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could give you a hug right now! I miss you! Please take good care! I would love to meet you for lunch someday! Until then, please know that my heart is with you.

Posted by Regan Weldon - Beaver, PA - Friend   December 01, 2020

Melva, I was so sad to read this. Tom was such a great guy. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was so caring. Please know you have my deepest condolences and are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Leslie Fields - New Cumberland, WV - Friend   November 29, 2020