DEVINCENTIS, Joseph G., 88, of Richmond, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret McLean DeVincentis; and his son-in-law, Pryor Baird. He is survived by his wife, Maryann of Richmond; his children, Joseph (Susan) DeVincentis Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Thomas (Rose) DeVincentis of Sturgeon, Mo., Christina DeVincentis of Charlottesville, Va., Gregory (Diane) DeVincentis of Orefield, Pa., Catherine (Jeffrey) Snow of Raleigh, N.C., Theresa DeVincentis of Charlottesville, Va., Robert (Dina) DeVincentis of Greenville, S.C.; his stepchildren, Richard (Britt) Griffith of Richmond, Va., and Adam Griffith of Richmond, Va.; and his grandchildren, James, Steven, Brian, Kevin DeVincentis; Michael Snow; Reagan, Kenneth and Harper Griffith.
He was a retired Lt. Colonel, USAF, 22 years. He loved learning and was a teacher all of his life. In the Air Force, he instructed pilots in aerospace physiology. After he retired from the Air Force, he taught chemistry and biology at Ferguson High School in Newport News, Va., and the Isle of Wight Academy in Windsor, Va.
He was blessed to receive wonderful care from his nurses, Robin Shearin and Janelle Prentiss, Dr. Michael Keng and the staff at the University of Virginia Cancer Center, Charlottesville, Va.; the staff at Bon Secours Cancer Institute in Midlothian, Va.; Dr. Ryan Raddin and his staff of Richmond, Va.; Dr. Francesca Glynn of Richmond, Va.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Rd., Richmond, Va. Interment Arlington National Cemetery to be held at a later date.
He will be missed by many but never forgotten. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, http://www.thalassemia.org, and St. Bridget Catholic Church, http://www.saintbridgetchurch.org, were dear to his heart, and the family requests that donations be made to either in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements by Richmond Coach & Mortuary Service.