John J. Deevy, 80, husband of the late Florence I. (Balchunas) Deevy, of Spring City, passed away on Thursday at his residence.
Born in Bryn Mawr, PA on April 17, 1929, he lived most of his life in Spring City. He was the son of the late Denis and Margaret (McCann) Deevy.
He is survived by his children Gail F. Deevy of Elverson, Joseph P. Deevy, husband of Laura, of Harleysville, Patricia L. Deevy, partner of Dan Annarino, of Lafayette, IN, John M. Deevy, husband of Daria, of Worden, IL., Sheila A. Deevy of St. Croix, James D. Deevy of Pottstown, and Mary E. Deevy of Spring City; his sister Theresa Deevy Wiand, wife of Stanley, of Spring City; and grandchildren Denise, Dominique, Paul, Finley, and Liam.
John was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Spring City. He graduated from Spring City High School in 1947. He served in the US Army in Europe during the reconstruction following WW II. He worked for many years as a truck driver at Roadway Express and at Jones Motor Company and he received the 1 Million Mile Safety Award twice. John also worked for Bechtel Power during the construction of the Limerick Power Plant. He was an avid Indy racing fan. A man of many skills, he dedicated much of his time to helping family & friends. Most importantly he will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father and friend.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 11:00AM, at St. Joseph RC Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City with Fr. Charles O’Hara officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville. Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00PM to 5:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford and on Monday from 10:30AM to 11AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to Catholic Charities USA, Sixty-Six Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA, 22314.