Kevin John Devlin, 54, of Commerce City, CO passed away at home on Sunday, December 24, 2023 after an extended illness.
Kevin was born on December 16, 1969 in Pottstown, PA. Kevin moved to the Denver Metro with his father in 1978. He graduated from Aurora Central High School in 1988. After completing his high school education, Kevin joined the United States Army and served in the Persian Gulf War under the Desert Storm Operation until the end of his active-duty stint in November, 1991. After completion of active duty, he served in the Colorado Army National Guard until November 1995.
In February 1997, he met Shae, and they were married on February 7, 2004. They moved from Aurora to their current residence in Commerce City in 2016. Over the years, they enjoyed spending time with friends and family, visiting various Colorado destinations, and traveling outside CO whenever they could.
He spent his professional career as a warranty specialist and service writer for a few Metro Area companies, most recently with Titan Machinery.
Kevin’s lifelong love of airplanes lead to him spending some of his spare time running online flight simulators on his PC or Xbox. He would run simulated flights all over the country in various plane models and even “worked” for a little while with others across the country for a Virtual Airline.
In the past few years, Kevin was introduced to the expansive world of whiskey. He began his whiskey education with Scotch and soon expanded his passion to the whiskey offered all over the world. He was not shy to try anything the world of whiskey had to offer, including, Bourbon, American Single Malt, Canadian, Irish, Japanese, and Rye whiskey. In recent months he became quite fond of the offering of Ireland and had acquired several Irish whiskey brands. Just last June, Kevin and Shae spent 10 days in Kentucky where they were able to complete The Original Bourbon Trail. The trip concluded with a final stop in Lynchburg, Tennessee for a visit to Jack Daniels. This trip, as you might imagine, added a significant number of bottles to their already extensive whiskey collection.
Whether serving his country, soaring through the virtual skies, or exploring new distilleries with Shae, Kevin’s story paints a portrait of a man whose life blended duty, passion, and pursuit of joy. He will be sorely missed by family, friends and all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Shae LaRae (Hurst) Devlin; father and stepmother, John and Lotte (Leisch) Devlin; stepsister and stepbrother Larissa Thomas and Kirk Thomas; father-in-law Neal Hurst; sisters-in-law Desirea Hurst and Bridget Browning, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother Marie Nicolette (Bellenoit) Thomas, mother -in-law Carolyn (Savacool) Hurst and grandparents Henry and Mary (Panoc) Devlin.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following in Kevin’s memory:
Denver Hospice - https://thedenverhospice.org/donation/
Homes For Our Troops – www.hfotusa.org
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 10am at Horan & McConaty - Thornton. We will be traveling in a procession from the funeral home to Fort Logan for burial. Please be in your vehicle by 11:10am with your headlights and hazard lights on. A reception will follow after the graveside service back at the funeral home.
Thursday, January 25, 2024
11:15am - 12:15 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)
We will be traveling in a procession from the funeral home to Fort Logan for burial. Please be in your vehicle by 11:10am with your headlights and hazard lights on.