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In the face of adversity, Dillon Devine lived a life filled with passion and love. At just 25 years old, he tragically lost his battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy that touched the hearts of many. From his unwavering love for his dearest companion, Izabella DeNaples Devine, to his dedication to community service and his zest for life, Dillon’s story is one that will inspire and captivate. Join us as we celebrate the life of this exuberant individual who brought joy to all those he encountered.
Dillon Thomas Devine Obituary
Dillon Thomas Devine, a beloved member of the Moosic community, passed away at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday. His untimely death has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him. Dillon was a vibrant individual who touched the lives of many through his kindness, passion for life, and dedication to various charitable causes.
Passing of Dillon Devine
The Moosic community mourns the loss of Dillon Devine, a remarkable young man who fought a courageous battle against cancer. Despite his illness, Dillon remained resilient and continued to inspire those around him with his unwavering spirit. His passing is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.
His Dearest Companion
Izabella DeNaples Devine, Dillon’s dearest companion, stood by his side throughout his journey, providing unwavering support and love. Her presence brought comfort to Dillon during his most challenging moments. Their bond was a testament to the power of love and the strength it can provide in times of adversity.
Life and Contributions
Dillon Thomas Devine lived a life filled with purpose and made significant contributions to his community. His infectious laughter, genuine warmth, and kind heart left a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him. Despite facing personal challenges, Dillon’s unwavering spirit and positive outlook on life served as an inspiration to many.
Background and Education
Born in Scranton to Moosic natives Thomas and Colleen Kanton-Devine, Dillon had a strong foundation rooted in family and community. He attended Johnson College and Riverside School, where he nurtured his thirst for knowledge and personal growth. Dillon’s dedication to his education laid the groundwork for his future endeavors.
Involvement in Fundraising and Community
Dillon was a passionate advocate for various charitable causes and dedicated countless hours to fundraising efforts. He selflessly supported organizations such as the American Diabetes Foundation, the ARC, St. Joseph’s Center, and the Tour de Scranton. Dillon’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of others was truly remarkable and a testament to his compassionate nature.
Passions and Hobbies
Outside of his philanthropic endeavors, Dillon had a zest for life and pursued his passions with enthusiasm. He found joy in activities such as snowboarding, horseback riding, golfing, and quad riding. Dillon’s adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors brought him immense happiness and allowed him to create cherished memories with loved ones.
Mourning His Passing
The passing of Dillon Thomas Devine has left a profound void in the hearts of his loved ones and the community he touched. The outpouring of grief and support is a testament to the impact he had on those around him. Dillon’s memory will forever be cherished, and his legacy will continue to inspire acts of kindness and compassion.
Surviving Family Members
Dillon is survived by his brother Nolan, who shared a special bond with him. Their sibling connection was a source of strength and support throughout their lives. In addition to Nolan, Dillon is mourned by his paternal grandmother Mary Devine, maternal grandfather Peter Kanton, godmother Ann (Gerald) Weller, aunt Colleen Devine, and cousins Shane (Kayla) Weller and Katelyn Weller. The love and memories they shared with Dillon will forever hold a special place in their hearts.
The funeral service for Dillon Thomas Devine will be held on Tuesday, September 15, starting at 9:15 a.m. at Semian Funeral Home LLC, located at 704 Union St. Taylor. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Basilica. Family, friends, and members of the community are invited to attend and pay their respects. Dillon will be laid to rest at Cathedral Cemetery. The funeral home will also be open on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. for friends to offer their condolences.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dillon Thomas Devine at the age of 25. Dillon fought a brave battle against cancer at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. His loving companion, Izabella DeNaples Devine, stood by his side until the end, demonstrating unwavering love and support.
Dillon was born in Scranton to Thomas and Colleen Kanton-Devine. He attended Johnson College and Riverside School and worked at Traffic Control Services before falling ill. Dillon was a cherished member of St. Ann’s Basilica and was known for his fondness for the color purple, often seen wearing his beloved “Yoda” attire around town.
Not only did Dillon have a zest for life, but he also dedicated countless hours to fundraising for various organizations, including the American Diabetes Foundation, the ARC, St. Joseph’s Center, and the Tour de Scranton. He enjoyed snowboarding, horseback riding, golfing, and quad riding, always bringing joy to those around him with his infectious laughter and kind heart.
Dillon is survived by his brother Nolan, his paternal grandmother Mary Devine, his maternal grandfather Peter Kanton, his godmother Ann (Gerald) Weller, his aunt Colleen Devine, his cousins Shane (Kayla) Weller and Katelyn Weller, and his beloved dog friends Nook and Mammoth, along with many other relatives who mourn his loss.
Preceding Dillon in death are his mother, Mary Carol Kanton, and father, Thomas C. Devine. Dillon’s funeral will take place on Tuesday, September 15, with visitation at Semian Funeral Home LLC on Monday, September 14. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Basilica, followed by interment at Cathedral Cemetery.
We extend our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Dillon. May his bright smile and warm spirit continue to shine in our hearts.