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Robert W. Deverell

WEEDSPORT — Robert W. Deverell, 93, of Weedsport, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at home. He was born in Rochester and moved to Weedsport in 1960 where he lived for the rest of his life.

Robert was predeceased by his wife, Valerie, who died in 2004.

In 1944, at 18 years old, Robert was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a staff sergeant in the Military Police Battalion. For a time, Robert was stationed in BatTolz, Germany and was General Patton’s personal guard.

Robert was a self-employed chemical engineer. He enjoyed riding his bike, playing his guitar, gardening, and driving the Model T.

Surviving are a son, Joseph; daughters, Lisa (Joseph) Harrington, Bridget (Neal) Hayes, and Sarah (Christopher) Nichols; and six grandchildren, Matthew, Meghan, Melissa, Alexandra, Jack and Maddie.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, in St. Joseph’s Church, 2667 Hamilton St., Weedsport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal and burial will be in Weedsport Rural Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers, Micki, Elaine, April, Lisa, and Lifetime Care for their endless support. Special gratitude goes to the DiNardo family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the MS Association, P.O. Box 237, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

The Bush Funeral Home of Elbridge has charge of arrangements.

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