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Thomas L. Devlin

April 20, 1928 — July 25, 2021

Thomas L. Devlin, 93, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Life’s Journey of Avon. He was born on April 20, 1928, in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Leo and Barbara (Hock) Devlin.

Thomas graduated from St. Rose Catholic High School, Lima, Ohio in 1946. He owned and operated Thomas L. Devlin Company, Inc. for over 40 years. He was a 2nd generation confectionary wholesaler. He retired in 1996, but the family has remained in the business for over 100 years.

Thomas was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon, Indiana, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #13968. Thomas was also a veteran of the United States Army. His lifelong passion was golf, and he was extremely proud of his numerous accomplishments in the game including championships and awards earned over his lifetime. He was a member of the Country Club of Indianapolis and Ulen Country Club in Lebanon where he was Senior Club Champion when he was 88 years old.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Marikay “Kitsy” (Eckstein) Devlin; children, Joseph Edward Devlin, Maureen Michele(Timothy) O’Donnell, Jeffrey Thomas (Marcy) Devlin, Edward Matthew (Heather) Devlin, and Andrew Timothy (Laura) Devlin; eleven grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Rita Ann Moyer.

Thomas’s Life Celebration® will be held Friday July 30, 2021 from 10:00 AM 11:30 AM at O’Riley Funeral Home 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis. Morning prayers will begin at the funeral home at 11:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 PM at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 East Edgewood Avenue, Indianapolis. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis. Visit where you may leave a condolence.

Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to 5 loaves/2 fishes food pantry c/o St. Joseph Catholic Church, 319 East South St. Lebanon, Indiana 46052; envelopes will be available at the funeral home Friday.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

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