Daniel J. DeVito

Daniel J. DeVito, 88, of South Williamsport went home to be with our heavenly Father, on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Born June 11, 1932 at home on William Street, “Little Italy’s section” of Williamsport. Daniel was the son of the late Adolph B. and Rose Marie DeVito. He was married to the “love of his life” Beverly A. Cardennis until his death.

Mr. DeVito was a member of The Italian Christian Church at Williamsport.

Daniel moved to the family farm on “The Hill” in South Williamsport in 1942, where he eventually built a home and raised his family.

Having served in the U.S. Army as an MP during the Korean War, upon return he went back to work at Avco, later Textron Lycoming for 42 years.

Dan was the owner/operator of The Bicycle Center, a business started by his Father in 1928, now a fourth generation family-owned business in South Williamsport.

Daniel had a deep love for his family, friends, our country and was a true patriot. He also loved Penn State football, Little League and fast-pitch softball. He played on many local teams–Avco, Dante Club, Crippled Bear– but he was most proud of pitching four state championships for Bill Pickelner’s Team. He was an avid outdoorsman from an early age, passing his love of the outdoors to his four children. The fondest memories we have as children was greeting Dad at the door, after a long day of hunting, and asking, “Did you get anything?” Sometimes his reply would be “No, I just wanted to take this old gun for a walk.” We didn’t understand it at the time, it was about the journey versus the rewards of the hunt. Those walks afield, as we became older, will never be forgotten.

He is preceded in death by his son, John D. DeVito, brother-in-law, Frank Leo, and his beloved Gordon setter, Maxie, his hunting buddy.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly; children, Richard (Christine) DeVito, Montoursville, Dana DeVito, (fiance Bob LaCerra), South Williamsport, and Lisa DeVito and her husband James Flook, Williamsport, and Hunter Flook of Montoursville; and great-grandson Ryker Rusczyk; sisters, Eleanor DeVito, and Rose Leo, Embassy at Loyalsock, Montoursville.

Viewing will be held at Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Covid-19 rules apply. You must wear a mask and observe social distancing. A life celebration will be held at a later date.

The family declines to receive floral tributes and requests that contributions and memorial gifts may be made to pawoundedwarriors.org and tabermuseum.org.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA. 17702.