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Richard Devine

September 7, 1937 ~ June 1, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary


Richard "Dick" Devine, 84, of Ossian Indiana passed away in Fort Wayne Indiana on June 1, 2022. Dick was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on September 7, 1937. He graduated from Geneva High School and went on to earn his B.A. in architecture from Lawrence University and his M.S. in structural engineering at the University of Illinois.
Following college, Dick worked as an architect for Albert C. Martin & Associates in Los Angeles, most notably working on the Union Bank Plaza, Arco Towers, and Security Pacific Plaza projects in downtown LA. In 1976 he made a career change, and moved to Canfield Ohio to manage a van conversion plant for Contempo Vans. Later, when his father retired from home building, Dick founded Devine Homes in Geneva, Illinois and built custom homes in the Fox Valley area. He concluded his career as a freelance architect and structural engineering consultant focusing on commercial projects.
Throughout much of his life, Dick was dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America. He served in numerous leadership positions and received several significant awards including the Wood Badge Award, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, and the Silver Beaver Award. Dick was a masterful leatherworker and member of the Prairie States Leather Guild.
Dick is survived by his sons Craig (and wife Patti) and Derek (and wife Anne), his daughter Adrienne, and grandchildren Brynn, Daniel, Ian, and Timothy. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur Joseph and Florence Irene (Olson) Devine.
A memorial gathering will be arranged later this summer in his hometown of Geneva, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made in Dick's name to the Boy Scouts of America.
 

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