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Ann (Pasko) Devoy

October 29, 1922 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 95)
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Ann Devoy (nee Pasko) 95 of Whiting, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Munster Med-Inn. She was the beloved wife of the late William Edward Devoy who passed away May 17, 2007; cherished sister of Helen (late Richard) Samek and the late John (late Jane) Pasko and the late Mary (late Andrew) Beda; many dear nieces and nephews.

Ann Devoy was born on October 29, 1922 in Whiting, Indiana to Stefan and Anna Pasko and was a lifelong resident. She grew up at Immaculate Conception Parish and was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1940. Ann went on to attend the St. Margaret Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse. During World War II she enlisted in the US Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps stationed at Fort Knox, KY as a surgical nurse. In 1949 she was hired as the City of Whiting’s first public health nurse and served until her retirement in 1986. During her tenure she handled tests and immunizations for Whiting-Robertsdale schools as well as volunteering to care for students at Whiting’s Catholic grade schools. She handled many public health issues, particularly taking the lead to care for the injured during the great Standard Oil fire of 1955. She unselfishly visited shut-ins, attending to their immediate health needs and taught many a new mother how to bathe their infants. On March 8, 2014, Ann received the Carl A. Binhammer Award for Community Service, the highest award for a citizen in the Whiting-Robertsdale Community (and probably the only recipient that actually knew Carl Binhammer!). Devoted to her community, Ann will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Private funeral services were held; there was no visitation. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Bill in Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. Memorials to the Whiting Food Pantry, P.O. Box 591, Whiting, IN 46394 would be appreciated.  

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