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Thomas D. Devin
  • 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.

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“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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Babeuf - Rumson, NJ - family

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Amy - Friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Yasher - New Castle, PA

“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...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Helen Lucatorto - PA

“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 ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Finnerty - Carnegie, PA

“Melva, 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,...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Marilynn Frazier - Friend

“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...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Kifer - Friend

“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...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Regan Weldon - Beaver, PA

“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...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Leslie Fields - New Cumberland, WV


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. www.slaterfuneral.com

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