James Wake­field DeShong Jr. of Devon

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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