Jeffrey “Jeff” Devlin

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, May 7, 1982
Date of Death:
Monday, July 20, 2020
38 years old


Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]


A private memorial gathering will be held for Jeffrey at a later date. His ashes will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, May 7, 1982
Date of Death:
Monday, July 20, 2020
38 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, May 7, 1982
Date of Death:
Monday, July 20, 2020
38 years old

Jeffrey “Jeff” Devlin

Our beloved Jeffrey, 38 of Rochester, died of an unexpected medical emergency on July 20, 2020. Born and raised in Rochester, he graduated from Lourdes High School in 2000, and later received a B.A. degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.

A golf-buff from the beginning when he trained with Arnold Palmer, he played on the Lourdes Golf Team and never lost his love for the game. His genius was business, where he built a successful online retail operation. He was constantly thinking of and discussing changes to his business plan. Listening to him was like hearing poetry.

Left to mourn his bigger-than-life presence are his wife Kelly Varner Devlin, his mother Mary Lou Devlin, his father Richard Devlin (Cheryl Coryea Devlin) his brother John (Kim) Devlin, his step-brother Jim Coryea, four amazing nephews Joey, Ben, Matt, and Jon Devlin, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We have lost sight of you, Jeffrey, but you are forever with us in our hearts.

A private memorial gathering will be held for Jeffrey at a later date. His ashes will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

Memorials may be directed to the Mayo Foundation or St. Jude’s Hospital.


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The family of Jeffrey “Jeff” Devlin has received the following condolences.

Devlin Family -

So sorry for your loss. I can tell that he and you are very well loved. May your memories bring you comfort. 


I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers and much love to Jeff's wife, family and friends. 

To Richard and to the Devlin Family:

I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son Jeff.  I lost my son Will to cancer at the age of 14 and so I know firsthand how devastating this can be.  My condolences to all of you at this most difficult time.

Richard, I am so sorry to hear about the unexpected loss of your son.  You will are in my thoughts and prayers during this most challenging time.


Charity Floen

John, Mary Lou and Richard-

My deepest sympathies at the loss of Jeffrey. I know there aren’t words to express the pain you are feeling. Please know you will all be held in my thoughts and prayers. 

I am so very  sorry for the loss of your son, Mary Lou and Richard. Also for your loss ,Kelly .  My prayers are with all of you. God bless. Barb

We extend our sympathy.  What a beautiful obituary. We remember the times of Jeffrey's illness and celebrating his recovery.  Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. 


Reuben and Carol Kamper

Dick - my very deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jeff was such a special and dear son to you. I hope you can rest in your loving  memories of him. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. 

     Mary Wellik

Our condolences, I remember his successful battle with childhood cancer! Met him at Richards retirement I believe!



I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's death.  You and Cheryl and John and all of Jeff's family have my deepest sympathy.  Words are not much comfort when we have losses that are so painful.  Just know that my thoughts and prayers and silent presence are offered to you all.




Dear Dick

i am so sorry to hear of this loss to you and Jeffery’s family.

The loss of a loved one ,especially a child, is devastating 

Take care and be gentle with yourself as you grieve 

Judy Voss

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a good man, and was always good to me, he would always make sure that I was doing okay, and that will always mean a lot to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Devlin family and everyone that got to see how much of a great person Jeff was. 

To the Devlin Family

So sorry to hear about Jeff. I have no words but many great memories of my time with him and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort that he is at peace. May he Rest In Peace. Love you all. 

Mary Lou and Family,  I am so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.  Pat & Jeff Stephenson

My heart goes out to Jeff's family at this terrible time. Jeff was a good friend to Jon all through school and a charming boy in my fourth grade class at St. John School. Blessings and prayers.

Glenna Wasko

  I am so sorry for your loss, the world really lost one of the most special people. Thinking of you all and sending so much love.

I am so sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  


So sorry to hear about your loss . Thinking about and praying for your family . 

We’ll be praying for the family to be strong and understand that “God’s Will Be Done” is often hard to accept and understand. We believe Jeff is in very good hands and that his help to the family will continue. May God bless you all.

Jeff  you are at peace will be missed..

I am so unbelievably sorry for the loss of Jeffrey!  I always enjoyed hearing stories about his online businesses and his knowledge was an inspiration to me.  Richard and Cheryl, my heart mourns with you and for your loss!



Lori Cornwell

Dear Richard, Cheryl, John, Mary Lou and Kelly. We were saddened to hear of Jeff's sudden and untimely passing. Although I never had a chance to know him, he sounds like he was a great person. God has His plans for all of us and maybe for Jeff its golf courses without sand traps and roughs. Stay well and God Bless, Brad and Dee

Dear Mary Lou, Richard and entire Devlin family.  I am so sorry for the loss of Jeffrey.  He was such a special boy and gave you guys so much joy.  I can only imagine how much this hurts.....wish I could be there to give you a big hug but rest assured my heart and prayers are with you.  I love you both,.......Mary Jane

Dear Richard, Mary Lou, John & Devlin Family,

I am so saddened to hear of Jeffrey’s passing. He & my girls grew up together & he was such a sweet little boy. And, a very kind teen & adult. And, you were such special parents. My heart, special prayers, & love to all of you. 

Dick, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  May you find comfort in your memories and the love of your family and friends.

With Sympathy.....Mary

I worked with Jeff at the Break Room for a long time. I also work with at many other events as security. Jeff was always fun to work with with lots of laughs. We also hung out outside of and had fun together. Jeff you will be very missed brother. Loved having you around. Wish I could been there for you more often for the good and bad. Every here loves you. Wel will see each other again in heaven or in the next life. To the family I am sorry for you're loss. You have lost one of the best in the world!!!!!!!

So very sorry to hear about Jeff's passing.  May loving memories bring you peace and comfort.  


With deepest sympathy,

Paula Kath

Dear Richard and Family,

My condolences on the passing of Jeff. I was so glad that I was able to meet him at Richard's retirement. Just a fine young man.

Sincerely, Mark Krupski


I will always cherish the memories we had growing up, R.I.P., Jeff

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your son.  I will hold you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

With sympathy, 


I share your grief at Jeff's passing.  Please accept my condolences.  This year has been a trial in so many ways.  I hope your faith, lifetime of good service to others, and inner strength will carry you through.  Best wishes.


My deepest sympathies and condolences to Kelly and his mother and father . We truly lost a once in a lifetime character. 

Rest in Paradise Jeff 

Thanks for always allowing many friends to come and hang out with you and yours back on Broadway.