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“To the family of Mr. Davita- I wanted to let you know that the white urn filled with white Gladiolas at the funeral service was from Mr. Frank Davita...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Gamble's Newark Florist - Newark, DE

“We are here for you Gretchen, please remember we love you and will be praying for you and family. . . Love Dad and Mom Spears ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bob and Angela Spears - LA

“I will miss my brother immensely! All the good times we had together. He never complained when he was asked to baby sit me when we were kid's even...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce DeVita - Lafayette, NJ

“Love and miss you soo very much. Such incredible memories. Thank you. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Tracy Moriarty - Freehold, NJ

“You were my Dad, you were my friend, you were my hero. I miss you so much. I love you so much. I hope you have a Wonderful Valentines Day with the...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gretchen - Landenberg - Daughter

“Barry and I were classmates but moreover we were the best of friends. We shared many happy days together at school and beyond. Although the miles...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Roger Bippus - Phoenix, AZ

“We will miss our dear cousin and friend. Rest in Peace. Love Frank & Carol ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Frank & Carol DeVita - Cary, NC

Barry DeVita, age 70, passed away at Chester County Hospital on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Barry was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1942.
Barry loved music; he formed and played in a rock and roll band as a lead singer and guitarist in the early 60's. He also wrote and copyrighted two songs. He served in the US Air Force for six years. He was an accomplished writer and many of his writings were published. Barry helped with the invention of the first personal office computer (Exxon). He was an amateur mineralogist and astronomer, and he was business partners with his wife Linda. As an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, he performed several weddings for his beloved family. Barry loved to travel, and has been all over the world. With all these accomplishments his best accomplishment was being the best dad and grandfather in the world.
He is survived by his son, Barry DeVita Jr and wife Catalina of Hatboro, PA; daughter Gretchen Spears and husband Micah of Landenberg, PA; brother Bruce DeVita and wife Jennifer of Layfayette, NJ; father Silvio DeVita of Toms River, NJ; grandchildren Amanda and Andrew DeVita, Isabelle and Lilianna Spears, Steven Blackburn; and son-in-law Steve Blackburn.
Barry was preceded by his wife Linda DeVita, daughter Carol Blackburn and mother Carmella DeVita (Masser).
A memorial service will be held 6PM on Monday, February 11, 2013 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Newark DE 19711. Friends and family may visit two hours prior. Memorial contributions can be made to Plumpton Park zoo c/o the funeral home.