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Thomas L. Devitt

April 30, 1938 October 18, 2023
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Thomas L. (Tucker) Devitt, 85, of Pottsville, passed away on Wednesday evening in his residence surrounded by his family.


Born in Pottsville, on April 30, 1938, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lorraine (Joy) Devitt.


He was a 1956 graduate of Pottsville High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.


Tucker worked as a laborer at the former Reading Tube, now Cambridge Lee, for 25 years, retiring in 2018.


He was an avid sports fan, but especially active in following local high school sports.


Thomas is survived by: two daughters, Doreen A. Devitt, of Pottsville; Pamela E. DeFalco, wife of Anthony, of Minersville; son, Eric J. Devitt, of Pottsville; brother, Garrett Devitt, husband of Annette, of Pottsville; several nieces and nephews; and Patricia E. (Pecovich) Devitt.


Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 9:30 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating. A visitation will be held at 8:30 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.


Interment with military honors will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.


The family requests contributions in Tucker's memory be sent to: Furever Home Rescue, 1798 Tanglewood Rd., Orwigsburg, PA 17961 or Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Hillside Rd. Pottsville, PA 17901.


Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com


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