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Andrew Devorak

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On January 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm In Obituaries,South Euclid | 6 Comments

ANDREW A. DEVORAK age 103, cherished son of the late Andrew and Anna (nee Gardner); dearest brother of the late Stanley, Stella, Daniel, and John; dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Andrew was born on November 5, 1915 in Mt. Pleasant, PA and passed away on January 22, 2019 in South Euclid. He moved from Pennsylvania at a young age.  Andrew has been a member of Beachland Presbyterian Church since 1934.  Andrew was a resident of South Euclid for the past seven years and formerly of Cleveland.  He graduated East Tech High School in 1933 and worked as a Stationary Engineer for Cleveland Public Power where, he retired in 1975.  Andrew was a WWII US Army veteran, 82nd Airborne Division, who participated in the invasion and the campaigns of Normandy, Sicily, Italy, France, Holland and North Africa and received the Purple Heart.  He enjoyed crossword puzzles and bird watching.  Andrew was a handyman, fixed bikes for children in the neighborhood and worked on cars.  He was hardworking, dedicated, giving, quiet, reserved and had a great sense of humor.  He will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Andrew to Absolute Hospice, 339 E. Maple Street #115, North Canton, Ohio 44720 or Northeast Ohio SPCA, 9555 Brookpark Road, Parma, Ohio 44129.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory.  Visitation and service times to be announced at a later date.  Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.).

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Condolence from Linda Devorak Casey on January 27th, 2019 12:15 pm

Uncle Andy was amazing, he could do anything he put his hand to. I so enjoyed his visits, hearing his stories and playing pinochle with him; so many good memories. He had seen so many changes and inventions during his long life. He will surely be missed.

Condolence from JOYCE DUVALL JAN GURAY on January 28th, 2019 7:29 am


Condolence from Jody Devorak Allen on February 17th, 2019 5:10 pm

uncle Andy may have been old in age but never in spirt wish I had been able to spend more time with him he always thought about others first

Condolence from Jill, Roger, Andrew & Graham York on June 8th, 2019 12:12 pm

Just discovered the sad news. The family have fond memories of Andy going back to 1944 when he was based at Scraptoft Camp in Leicester, UK, with the 82nd Airborne Division, prior to the D Day landings. We visited Andy in 1970’s and kept in touch until he left Green Road. He was a great guy and we will always remember him.

Jill, Roger, Andrew & Graham York; Jane Simpkin and family.

Condolence from Barbara Pope Zella on July 12th, 2019 3:19 pm

This is one of the saddest moments of my life! I just learned of his passing.
Andy was a dear and beloved member of our family and to my children an absolute hero! We have so many fond memories of our times together. Our most cherished are the countless weekends and holidays he spent with us at our home in Chardon. Every weekend on Sunday evening he asked to take a bucket of dirt home to fill in the ravine behind him home on Green Rd. (-: It was a standing joke with us all!
All of my family Barb, Robert, Robbie, Jennifer as well as extended family pass on our deepest sympathies. He will always be in our hearts and memories forever!

Condolence from Robert W. Zella on July 12th, 2019 11:26 pm

Andy was a true cornerstone of my life and the life of my immediate family- The Zella’s- Mom (Barbara), Dad (Robert) and Sister (Jennifer). Literally not a week goes by that Andy doesn’t enter my mind. He truly personified dignity, honor, decency and amazing work ethic. He spent weekends with us just coming to simply work on the property and watch us grow from kids to adults. We cleared trees, landscaped, pulled mucky old stumps from the lake we were excavating along with my family to create a beautiful property we enjoyed as a family. We had memorable Sunday night dinners together. Andy invented the phrase “The Clean Plate Club!” Andy was the truly the President of the Clean Plate Club:-). He had his one glass of milk without exception as part of that meal claiming that it kept his bones strong. He also used to call our German Shepard dog, Libra,- “Bag Ears” which was an endearing name that still brings a smile to my face. I still remember Andy’s laugh as well. He selflessly gave to all. I remember hearing stories of him fixing all the kids bikes in the neighborhood so they could continue to play and ride them wherever they needed. He is, as my Mother so perfectly said, a hero to us. Andy served this country as a true patriot and made extremely difficult personal sacrifices to give us the lives we enjoy today. He is truly one of the proudest of proud in the “Greatest Generation.” Thank you Andy for being there for us, and being a role model in our lives. We love you, and be proud that you left such a great impression on those around you. See you someday again!

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