James Wakefield DeShong Jr. of Devon
James Wakefield DeShong, Jr., age 85 of Devon, PA died on Friday, September 30, 2016 at home with his family. James was born on March 3, 1931 in Johnstown, PA to the late James W. DeShong, Sr. and Maryann Lydic. He was a graduate of Pittsburgh University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and worked for many years for Bell Telephone Company where he finished his career in the Recruiting and Hiring Department. James was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid golfer, a member of Chester Valley Golf Club and an allaround Philadelphia sports fan. The family would like to thank Bryn Mawr Hospital and the Main Line Health Hospice team for their excellent care.
Family members include Husband of Shirley Mae DeShong (nee Grove); father of the late Melissa Lynn DeShong; uncle of Stephen Ray Grove, his wife Wanda Edwards Grove, and their children Madeline Ray Grove and Joshua Paul Grove.
Services and interment will be announced at a later date.
The family requests donations to Main Line Health Hospice in lieu of flowers. Information can be found online: http://www.mainlinehealth.org/homecare/ ways-to-give.