Obituary of Donald G. Devino
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Schenectady Donald G. Devino, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2023 at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home. The family expresses their deepest, heartfelt gratitude to Daughters of Sarah for the professional, kind, thorough, and attentive care that Don received in his final months. Don was a 1952 graduate of St. Columba’s High School in Schenectady and a 1969 graduate of Siena College, earning a Bachelor's degree with a major in English and a minor in French. He served in the United States Army with the Military Police from 1956 through 1958. Don retired from Equifax where he was employed as an insurance claims adjuster. His pastimes included golf, tennis, and bowling. After mentoring his eldest grandson – and then son – to bowling perfection, Don later achieved what he thought would be unattainable for himself when he rolled two 300 games in the same year. He also greatly enjoyed listening to Swing, Big Band, Standards, and Jazz music at home, in the car, and at live concerts throughout the years. Additionally, he was an avid reader, always consuming every edition of the Schenectady Gazette/Daily Gazette, and books on a variety of topics, especially biographies and other non-fiction. Don enjoyed many summer trips with family to Cape Cod, and “snow-birding” in Sarasota to escape Upstate New York winters. Besides his mother Helen Bord and stepfather Samuel Bord, Don is pre-deceased by a brother Eddie Devino and a sister Betty Wasson. He leaves his loving wife of 66 years, Geraldine “Gerry” Devino of Schenectady; a daughter Elaine (Robert) Noel of Schenectady; a son Paul (Marjorie) Devino of Colonie and; grandchildren: Robert Noel, Laura Noel-Hamilton (Brett), Joseph Noel (Alexis Tasso), and Nicole Devino; and a great-grandson Kiemon Noel. Friends of the family are invited to attend a Committal Service with Military Honors, which will be held at 12 Noon, Thursday, June 15 at Saratoga National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, 2020 Central Avenue, Colonie. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.jonesfh.net. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to City Mission of Schenectady, or Daughters of Sarah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Albany NY.
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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