- 89 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 11, 1923
- Place of birth:
River Edge, New Jersey, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 3, 2013
- Place of passing:
Englewood, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of William be with us forever|
William E. Devor, 89, of River Edge, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the home of his daughter, Hilarie Locke, in Englewood, FL. He was born on September 11, 1923 and was married to the late Barbara Pembridge Devor, who predeceased him in 1998. He is survived by his sister, Sally Ford, of Irving, TX, as well as a loving family which includes daughter, Danisha Devor-Mackesy, her husband, Billy Mackesy, and their children, Conor and Kyra. Bill and Barbara were blessed and proud to have shared in the raising of their daughter Hilarie Locke and sons Cuong, Tam and Hai Nguyen. He found great joy in his grandchildren: Shannon and Jordan Locke; Adalyn, Danisha Marie, Lynn, Ethan and Emma Nguyen; and great-grandchildren Samantha and Cameron. He will be missed by his extended family: Perry Locke, Christine Nguyen, (BD) Bich Duong and Khanh Nguyen.
Bill served as a U.S. Naval signalman during World War II, and was discharged with honors, including the Victory Medal. After graduating from Parson’s School of Design, he became a fashion illustrator. He was employed at several fashion buying offices in Manhattan and was proud to have been asked to create windows for Bonwit Teller on Fifth Avenue, on several occasions.
Bill co-founded, along with Barbara, the Senior Residence of River Edge, and served as Director of SCORE (Senior Citizens of River Edge) for more than two decades. A member of the Central Unitarian Church of Paramus, he will be remembered at a memorial service on a date to be announced.
Bill may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals
"Bill Devor was my brother and I loved him very much. He will be missed so much. We didn't live close to one another and didn't get to see one another very often but we kept in touch by phone. He was three years older then me and when we were young he always looked after me and made sure I was alright. He was such a good brother. He is now in the arms of Jesus and no more pain. He always ended his conversation with Love and Kisses.
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