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Donald L. DeVane, III
  • March 05, 1984
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  • January 09, 2010

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Donald Lester DeVane, III, 25, of Winter Park, FL, died on Saturday, Jan. 9. Born March 5, 1984 in Miami, Donald attended Dommerich Elementary, Maitland Middle School and was a graduate of Winter Park High School, Class of 2002. He also attended Tallahassee Community College. A faithful fan of the Florida State Seminoles, Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He was at his happiest when with his friends and family in the woods or on the water. He is survived by his mother and father, Donald and Irene DeVane, and his sister, Courtney, all of Winter Park. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Marguerite DeVane; maternal grandmother, Roxanne Manos; maternal grandfather, George Heropoulos, and aunts Christine Karelas and Judy McLaurin.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, www. Michaeljfox.org. 10:00 AM at All Saints Episcopal Church 338 E. Lyman Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 on January 14, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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  1. 16 Jan 2010
    Mandy Duba Cravey says:
    Although Donald was younger than me and much closer to my younger sister Katie, I will still always cheerish and remember those fun memories I had with him. He was so outgoing, loving and energetic. I loved bumping into him through out the years and seeing that huge smile, as he would always give me the biggst hug and say, "what's up Big Duba, how's little Duba?" Donald, you will be missed greatly but your memory will live on in so many people.

    The DeVane family, my deepest thoughts are with you all.
    Love, Mandy Duba Cravey

  2. 14 Jan 2010
    Rick Baldwin & Mary Alice says:
    Dear DeVanes:

    This is a very sad day for your family and our community. We're all diminished by a loss like this. Knowing that words fail at times like this, please know that you are in our hearts.

    Rick & Mary Alice

  3. 14 Jan 2010
    Rocky Robinson says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I tried to attend the services today but found the overflow crowd across Lyman.

    My prayers will be with you and your family through this difficult time.

  4. 14 Jan 2010
    Carol and Dick Bellows says:
    Irene, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will be home the end of Jan. Our love to you and your family.

    Carol and Dick

  5. 14 Jan 2010
    candi dowden powell says:
    Don, Irene and Courtney- You have all been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard the sad news of Donald's passing into a new life. He was such a sweet boy from my days at Dommerich Elementary and what fun I had with him and Courtney during babysitting days at your house in Maitland. God bless all of you and know that you are in my prayers. Candi

  6. 14 Jan 2010
    Julie says:
    Don and Irene,
    There are no words to suffice. I am so very sorry. Please comfort each other and remember so many people loved Donald and love your family.
    Julie Fisher

  7. 14 Jan 2010
    John T. Fox says:
    Don, Irene, and Courtney,

    I am stunned and saddened to learn of Donald's passing. I would like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to your entire family.

    At birthday parties, sleepovers, and football games in the yard, Donald was a fixture at the Fox house. Though Donald and I lost touch over the years, I will always look back fondly at the time we spent as great friends. I am most sincerely sorry for your loss.

  8. 13 Jan 2010
    nicole silver says:
    My thoughts are with your entire family.I am truly sorry for your loss...

  9. 13 Jan 2010
    The Goldman's says:
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Donald shared many memories with all of us: From Dommerich to Maitland Middle and on to Winter Park High Donald stayed close with both Megan and Graham. They cherished his friendship and will miss him dearly. Gary and I could always depend on Donald to be at the house for an afternoon BBQ and long discussions about the outdoors. We will always remember Donald and know that he is looking down on us.
    Love to the entire DeVane family Don, Irene and Courtney.

    Love-The Goldman's

  10. 13 Jan 2010
    Katie Sprague Timm says:
    My most favorite memory of Donald was when he, Adam and Joe would spend the night at my parents house and Adam and Donald would be up at 7am, hyper and in the best moods and go into the bedroom where Joe was sleeping and jump all over him and wrestle him till he woke up. One of the times they broke my moms antique bed and Joe was so scared cause Donald told him that he was gonna tell my mom Joe did it! I will cherish all of my memories of Donald forever.

  11. 13 Jan 2010
    Renee Galeski says:
    I am so sorry for your heatbreak and pain.The last I saw Donald he was in pre- school , over 20 years ago . We adored him too and our hearts are aching with you all.
    Much love, Renee

  12. 13 Jan 2010
    sunta"smokey haze" demention aka chris cosentino says:
    i have no words to express my sorrow. i will miss young donald every day i that i golf without him. donald has the most infectious laugh. i always had the most amusing times on the golf course with my friend. im happy that i have many videos of us together. i am deeply saddened for the loss of your beautiful son, and my beautiful friend

    sunta

  13. 13 Jan 2010
    Doris Mahoney says:
    So very sorry to learn of his passing. I will make a donation to MJ FOX

  14. 13 Jan 2010
    Jim varner says:
    Dear Donald and Irene,

    I can't begin to express my sorrow for the loss of Doanld. He will be greatly missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him. You are in our prayers.

  15. 13 Jan 2010
    Debbie Varner says:
    No words can comfort you all in this time of grief. All I can do is pray that God gives you strength to get through this sad, and unbelievable time. I love you all so much and loved young Donald. I have so many happy memories of the time we spent together. He always walked in my house with a big smile and hug. He will always be in my heart along with prayers for your family.
    Love,
    Debbie

  16. 13 Jan 2010
    MaryGail & Arthur Py says:
    Loving memories of Donald will live in your hearts and will always bring you comfort. Please know we are keeping you close to our hearts and in our prayers.

  17. 13 Jan 2010
    Danny, Doug and Denise Anderson says:
    The memories I have are Danny and Donald playing sports together. They both loved the outdoors and explored the woods near your home. We carpooled with MacNeil keeping Donald and everyone else laughing. He was always respectful and cared for those who knew him. Our love and prayers go out to you and all who loved Donald.

  18. 13 Jan 2010
    Donna,Ken, Kristin & Kendra Mamula says:
    Our family sends our prayers to your family and to everyone Donald has touched in their lives.

  19. 12 Jan 2010
    Charles Lamkin Mayer says:
    I love you my brother! Know that you will never be forgotten! You are free now

  20. 12 Jan 2010
    THe Langfords says:
    Donald's bright light brought so much happiness to his friends and family. His love, friendship and shared memories will not be forgotten. The Devane Family will continually be in our prayers!

  21. 12 Jan 2010
    cheryl says:
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. 12 Jan 2010
    Joseph Shower says:
    My prayers and thought go out to Donald Senior, Irene, Courtney, and the rest of the DeVane family! Donald will be missed and never forgotten!

  23. 12 Jan 2010
    Mason Acomb says:
    My prayers to the entire DeVane family, I know how much he is loved and I will never forget my bestfriend, the Acomb family is praying and attending thursday. He always will be in my heart and on my mind.... Missing you forever Donald!!!!!

  24. 12 Jan 2010
    julie sprague says:
    what a precious young man he was. i remember the first time i met him i knew he and adam would be friends. they both had that fun, gentle spirit. i loved his sense of humor and his love of squirrels. he came and rescued one at my house one day. it had fallen out of its nest too early and adam said call donald. sure enough he came right over put that little baby in his hands, got him warm, took him home and raised him on the back porch until irene said it had to go..it was tearing up the porch! lol his greatest gift to me was his gift to make all those around him laugh. i will miss that precious angel.

  25. 12 Jan 2010
    Irene Safier says:
    Donald and Irene,

    I am so sad to hear the news of Donald's passing. I can not imagine the pain you both must be feeling. You are all in my prayers.
    Irene

  26. 12 Jan 2010
    Antra and Jeffrey Lang says:
    Dearest DeVane family,
    Words cannot express the sorrow we feel about your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul and Carly have nothing but the fondest memories of the time they spent with Donald. May God give you strength.
    much love,
    Jeff and Antra

  27. 12 Jan 2010
    Keith & Jeanette Field says:
    Don and Irene,
    I am shocked and saddened to learn of Donald's death. I just lost my 45 year old brother 3 weeks ago and my parents have told me about the unbearable pain that comes with having one of your children die. I can't even imagine the pain you must be feeling now. Please know that I am sharing your pain and that I am truly sorry for his passing. If there is anything that I can ever do for you.....
    All my best to you and Courtney
    Keith Field

  28. 12 Jan 2010
    hal george says:
    Sending you our love and prayers. We will always cherish the fondest memories of Donald and his loving family. We are always here for you.

    Wih all of our love,
    The Georges

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