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William (Bill) J. Devine

December 4, 1962 - December 3, 2023

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William (Bill) “B” Devine, a proud native of the Minooka section of Scranton and recently of Moosic, passed away Saturday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, after an illness. He was 60 years young.
Born on Dec. 4, 1962 and Minooka-bred, Bill was the son of the late William and G. Arlene (Davin) Devine. A graduate of both Minooka’s former Woodrow Wilson grade school and Scranton’s Central High School, class of 1981, Bill then studied carpentry at Lackawanna County Vo-Tech. He worked over 15 years at the Community Medical Center as an X-Ray department transporter before joining the Local Pipe Fitters #524. He last worked as a pipefitter for the Federal Building in Downtown Scranton.
Always involved, he was a former Boy Scout, South Side Steeler, Minooka Little Leaguer and a member of Central High School’s Marching Band. He enjoyed dirt biking, quading and rooting on both the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Redskins (not the “Commanders”!).
Bill’s free spirit and lack of filter made for countless memories. Beyond handy and a talented mechanic, there wasn’t much he couldn’t do. From building a motorcycle to constructing the most incredibly detailed military aircraft and vehicles out of the most random paper products, his creativity was off the charts.
He was charming, kind and willing to do anything for anyone. “B” is certainly at peace now but he will be forever missed by his loved ones.
He is survived by his loving family, including children, Ruby Lewis and husband, Brandon, of Moosic; and Billy Devine and wife, Anna, of Pensacola, Fls.; a grandson, Finnegan Devine; siblings, Martin Devine and wife, Jane, of Scranton; and Kellyanne Heckman and husband, Robert, of Moosic; nieces, Sara Walsh and Colleen Kudasik; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Davin, McKinleigh, Teighan and Jack.
His family would like to thank GCMC’s G4 for their collective care and compassion.
A celebration of Bill’s life is scheduled for Thursday at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. with blessing services by Rev. Paul McDonnell, pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, at 5 p.m.