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Martin Devaney

April 14, 1947 — March 7, 2012

Martin L. Devaney, 64, of Oak Street in Wilkes-Barre died Wednesday at his home.

Born April 14, 1947 in Wilkes-Barre he was a son of the late Edward P. and Mary Louise Laufer Devaney.

A 1965 graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, Marty earned his baccalaureate degree from King's College.

Marty was an insurance adjuster for Crawford and Company for thirty-two years in Erie, St. Louis, Louisville, Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton offices. He then worked for Nationwide Insurance for nearly six years before accepting a position with the Visiting Nurses Association.

Marty was a member of High Point Baptist Church in Larksville. He was also a member of the Northeast Pennsylvania Claims Association which he served as a past president, and CPCU Society which he served as a past treasurer. Marty also coached Teener League Baseball for fifteen years and South Wilkes-Barre Girls Softball for four years, and served as a judge of elections for district 15-5 for four years.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, the former Annette Lacey; daughter, Amy and her husband Doug Clark of Beaumont; grandchildren, Alex and Devan; brother, Edward P. Devaney, Jr. of Port Jervis, New York; sister, Maribeth and her husband Joseph Angeli of Wilkes-Barre; nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of Marty’s Life will be held Saturday at 6 PM at McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Saturday from 3 to 6 PM.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704-5527, or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7901.

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