Mary L. McDevitt, 72, of Wyomissing, formerly of Shillington, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia after an extremely hard fought and courageous battle.
Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Josephine F. (Ochocki) Maniaci.
Mary was a graduate of the Reading High School. She was a longtime employee of the Reading Hospital in multiple Administrative Assistant positions over 25+ years of service, including in the Emergency Department, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Finance, Surgery, and finally in Hospital Administration. She was a former member of St. John the Baptist de la Salle Church in Shillington and was an active member of Wyomissing Fitness. She loved the beach, the outdoors and wildlife, and always took time to care for and feed the birds and squirrels. She was incredibly devoted to her long-time companion kitty, Kiara.
Surviving are her children, Steven C., husband of Virginia L. Sowers of Blandon and Michael P, husband of Meghan E. McDevitt of Pittsburgh. Also surviving is a grandson, Brandon T. Sowers, a brother, Charles J., husband of Manetta R. Maniaci, her former husband, Michael J. McDevitt, and several nephews. She is the widow of Earl R. Sowers, who passed away in 2012.
She was predeceased by her brother, Anthony E. Maniaci.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 21 Chestnut Street, Mohnton, with long time dear family friend Deacon F. Joseph Lombardo, officiating.
Friends may call to greet the family from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508, or to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214.
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