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Robert R. Devore

March 21, 1937 — December 1, 2022

Robert Ray Devore, 85, of Davis, IL passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022.


Robert was born in Lower Turkeyfoot Twp., Somerset County, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1937, son of William Charles Mervin Devore and Helen Lucille (Bruck) Devore. He graduated from Hyndman Londonderry High School in 1954. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1954-1958. He was stationed in Panama and Cuba. He then went on to serve in the Air Force from 1958-1961 in Newfoundland, Canada and Great Falls, MT as an airplane mechanic. Robert honorably earned the Longevity Service Award as well as the Good Conduct Medal.


He married Mary Jane Hobart on November 3, 1962 at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church in Cicero, IL. They raised their 8 children in Oak Park, IL where they attended Ascension Catholic church. He worked for the Original Illinois Bell Telephone company for almost 40 years. After his retirement he and Mary moved to Lake Somerset.


He enjoyed traveling whether it was on many of his numerous fishing trips to Wisconsin or Canada, traveling to visit his children in various states or the European trip he took with Mary. He was always tinkering and fixing anything he could get his hands on. Robert had a special love for his dogs, Shadow and Rocky. Most importantly, he cherished his time spent with family and he always thought of others before anything else. Robert will be dearly missed.


Those left to honor Robert’s memory include his wife, Mary Devore; children, Anne Devore, Bill (Karen) Devore, Mary Beth Devore (John Yurkovich), Bob Devore, Dan (Kim) Devore, Fred (Sandra) Devore, Jim (Kimmie) Devore and John (Jen) Devore; grandchildren, Zach (Regan), Doug (Molly), Will (Veronica), Patrick, Alex, Nicole, Trent (Emily), Zeth (Briley), Forrest, Ryan, Dereck, Matthew, Isabella, Jimmy, Marie, Jaxson, Ehlena and Eddie; great-grandchildren, Declan, Adaline, Allie, Sophie and Luca. He is predeceased by his parents, 5 siblings and grandson, Joshua Robert.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert’s name to the Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue (MLRR), mlrr.org, P.O. Box 1473 Lombard, IL 60148.


Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. located at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Military honors will conclude immediately following the Mass.


Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory. Share online memories and condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com

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Friday, December 9, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107

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Funeral Mass

Friday, December 9, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107

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