Anthony J. DeVincent Sr., 85, of Fenwick Island, and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
He was born in Baltimore April 19, 1928, to the late Michael and Elizabeth Daley DeVincent and was the youngest of 11 children. He took Gloria A. Cockrell to be his wife in August of 1961. Mr. DeVincent was a veteran of the Korean War era, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a Roman Catholic, and member of the parish of St. Andrews and St. Luke’s in Ocean City, Md. Mr. DeVincent was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Ocean City.
He was a retired construction and maintenance man who also worked for several years at McCully’s Funeral Home in Baltimore. He liked crafts, and inherited a craft hobby from his brother Michael, making angels for distribution at cancer centers. He liked to bowl, did shufflebowl at the Elks, and had bowled duckpins earlier in life.
He was a quiet, happy going man with a dry sense of humor. His gentle nature and devotion was deeply felt by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria; and two children: Anthony DeVincent Jr. and wife Debora, of Laurel, and Valerie DeVincent and her husband Robert Skibicki, of Ellicott City, Md. He has four grandchildren: A.J. DeVincent III, Rachele Miller, Andrea Bond and Nicholas Miller. He also has three great-grandchildren: Elliott Wright, Liam Bond and Charlotte Bond, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends all over the East Coast from Baltimore to the Carolinas.
A viewing and visitation will be held from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro. There will also be a viewing and calling hours from 6 until 8 p.m., Sunday evening with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Interment will be Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m., at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro with conferring of military honors. Deacon Marty Barrett will officiate.