Robert Lee DeVey



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.