Robert Lee DeVey, age 70, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 21, 2018 at his residence in Georgetown with his loving wife, Mary by his side.
Born April 7, 1948 in Newark, NY, Robert was the son of Mary O. DeVey and the late Henry DeVey. Robert graduated from Newark High School in Newark, NY. He continued his education at SUNY Albany and received his MBA from Northeastern University. Robert began his career as a controller at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He was CFO of W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MI and then CFO of Sisters of Providence Healthcare System in Springfield, MA. Robert continued his work as a consultant for Tatum serving as interim CFO for several healthcare organizations. In addition to his career, Robert was a volunteer for the Cape Romain Sea Turtle Program, a Docent at Hobcaw Barony, he served on the board of St. James Santee Family Health, served on the board of DeBordieu Colony, was a member of the Healthcare Financial Managers Association and he also served on the board of many neighborhood health centers. In his free time, Robert enjoyed biking, fishing, and history.
In addition to his mother, Robert is survived by his wife Mary Hart DeVey of Georgetown; his son Matthew DeVey and daughter in law Christina of Royal Oak, MI; daughter Katie Salinas and son in law Joel of Decatur, GA; son Daniel DeVey of Atlanta, GA; brother Douglas DeVey and sister in law Linda of Webster, NY; sister Mary Ann Marrett and brother in law Douglas of Farmington, NY; grandchildren, to whom he was known as Bompa, Elliana and Alex Salinas, James and Harrison DeVey; Robert is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Robert’s family would like to give special thanks to his hospice nurse Heather as well as all their supportive and loving family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands of Georgetown Inc., 1813 Highmarket St, Georgetown, SC 29440 or Hobcaw Barony, 22 Hobcaw Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440, or the charity of your choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, November 9, 2018 at the DeBordieu Club House in Georgetown, SC.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
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We first met Bob “Mountain” and Mary in 1984. Had many great times with them and hus giant chuckle resonates strongly. A fine nan, husband, father and buddy. One who would aim West off the golf tee when the hole was in a southerly direction still get it in the fairway! Miss those times of golfing, fishing and horsing around. Mary—he shared a wonderful 42 years with you and you were his rock. Over the past year he constantly mentioned how much love he felt from his family and please know he is at peace. Vaya con dios , Mountain. You will be missed.
Submitted by Bob Hardy on Nov 18 2018 01:55:57 PM
I also worked with Bob at Foote Hospital along with Jeanne. I always meant to reach out to tell him what a wonderful mentor he was to me. I have carried many of his sayings with me throughout my career and life and have shared them with my teams over the years. Seeing his face here brings back so many great memories of him. I am praying for all of you. Cathy Sinning
Submitted by Cathy Sinning on Nov 15 2018 12:16:44 PM
I worked with Robert at Foote Hospital in Jackson, Michigan, in the Financial Planning Department. He was a great person and I respected him very much. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and wish you much comfort in your memories of him. Jeanne Schafer
Submitted by Jeanne Schafer on Oct 30 2018 12:08:13 PM
Bob was a great role model and fighter. His life will live on through the stories his family and friends will tell to their loved ones. My deepest sympathy Is with the Devey family.
Submitted by Nic Hohne on Oct 30 2018 09:46:22 AM
Was so saddened to hear of Bob's passing. While it has been many years since we shared neighborly get-togethers in Wilbraham, we will always remember him as a kind and gentle man. Thoughts and prayers to all those he touched.
Submitted by The Peters Family on Oct 30 2018 08:16:30 AM
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. He was a wonderful boss that I had when I first came to work at what was then Foote Hospital. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Shelly Megison on Oct 29 2018 08:17:43 PM
I’m so very sorry for this terrible loss. Bob was a wonderful boss and I was sorry when he left, but I always thought that I would see him again. Mary, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you all.
Submitted by Laura Johnson on Oct 29 2018 05:40:01 PM
So sorry for your loss. My the memories and company of friends and family at his service comfort you all.
Submitted by Sarah Visel on Oct 29 2018 04:33:48 PM
So very sorry for your loss, Mary and family! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
Joanne Zeoli McCheyne
Submitted by Joanne Zeoli McCheyne on Oct 29 2018 02:53:17 PM
From all Bob's friends from the Glen, we will miss you. To Mary and the rest of the family, we share your loss. Bob will not soon be replaced in our hearts or our thoughts. We grew up together and were better for knowing him.
Submitted by Dave Hobkirk on Oct 25 2018 05:49:48 PM
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