Donald Hayes Devlin
June 16, 1926-May 31, 2018
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Donald Hayes Devlin passed away on May 31, 2018. He was born to Virginia and Dr. Harold Devlin in San Francisco, California. He attended George Washington High School and joined the ROTC. He graduated UC Berkeley in 1945 and from Dental school at UC San Francisco in 1949. He later trained as an Oral Surgery resident at the University of Oklahoma and Northwestern University and later joined the Army Dental Corp. He spent two years in the Army at Fort Ord, CA. He finished his Oral Surgery residency in Chicago at Cook County Hospital in 1955.
He was in private practice in San Francisco and in San Leandro for more than 30 years and taught for 60 years at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital. He later was the Chairman and Program Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Alameda County Medical Center (Highland Hospital). He was responsible for joining Highland Hospital’s Oral Surgery program with the University of the Pacific Dental School.
He was an avid photographer, boater, movie maker and an 83 year member of the San Francisco Olympic Club.
He was a devoted husband, father and a positive influence on family, friends and his profession. He is survived by his wife Beatrice, his two sons Thomas (Nicole) & Douglas (Sylvia) and his seven grand children.
A public funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Pleasanton, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the University of Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry.