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Devereux Harden Planck

Born July 9, 1941

Devereux Harden Planck, age 72, of Elkton, MD, died peacefully in his home after a long illness on November 8, 2013, while surrounded by his family.

He was a graduate of Akron University and served in the US Air Force for 4 years. He made his career with Astra Zeneca Pharma, where he worked as a manager in production and inventory control.
Dev was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed fishing, cars, trucks and boats, home improvement projects and most of all spending time with his family and friends – often charming them with his stories.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Donna; daughter, Denee; son, Jason Planck (Tracy); grandchildren, Abigail, Thomas, and Lily Planck and Kealey Pierce (Jeremiah); and brother, Michael N. Planck (Judy) of Akron, OH.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road, Newark, DE. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.


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14 Condolences for Devereux Harden Planck

  • Donna – our prayers go out to you and the family for healing and happy memories.

  • We’re so sorry for the loss of Dev…Donna, Denee, Jason, Tracy & kids; you all loved him so dearly and cared for him so beautifully. May he now rest in peace. Love, Chris, Jeff and Ian.

  • Denee and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father and husband. May his memory be eternal!

  • Donna and family, I just learned of Dev’s passing and wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. I know that the past several months have been difficult for you and your family. In life Dev loved many things but nothing more than his love of family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God bless you and watch over you always.

  • Donna and Family,

    We were saddened to hear about the loss of Dev. He was a truly friendly person and a joy to know. We recall the time we spent together at the Delaware shore for a week many years ago and also time spent as neighbors in Glen Farms.

    Always friends,

    Stan and Marilyn

  • We were deeply sadden to learn of Dev’s passing. Of all the associates I worked with at AstraZeneca he was one of my closest friends. Working with him at the Newark plant and at Division Planning in Fairfax, he was my sounding board to regain sanity during challenging times. Occasionally, we had a difficult Manager to deal with but Dev was the one person who would settle my apprehension and glide me back to reality. His charm and whit was ever present anytime we shared a walk around the campus, a visit to Pep Boys, or a casual lunch together. My biggest regret, however, was not staying in contact with him more after we both retired. To his wife Donna and children, my sincere condolences.

  • Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Husband and Father. Just seems like yesterday we were neighbors. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

  • Dear Donna,

    Even though we just talked together, Donna, I would like to use this page to send you a note of condolence.

    Not too long ago we saw you and Dev. at a party. While we were sitting at a table the four of us, he sat there quietly while we talked. We will not easily forget the look on his face then, a look you know so well I am sure, but we only saw then.

    We wish you and your family a lot of strength the coming season.

    Evert and Marijke

  • Donna – Dan and I were so sad to hear of your loss. We didn’t have the privledge of knowing Dev but you mean the world to us and since you loved him, he must have been a special person. We send you our sincere blessings and hope for healing. xoxo. Lisa and Dan

  • On behalf of the seniors at the Elkton Center, we send our thoughts and prayers

  • Dear Donna and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Dev well, but it was obvious the love he had for all of you. I hope the warm memories you shared will bring you comfort and peace in the days to come.

    Love and prayers to all of you.


    Elizabeth Parker

  • Tracy & Jason & family,

    We just learned of Dev’s passing in the paper today, and we are profoundly sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a parent.

    All the best,

    Henry & Liza Sanford-Crane
    (of 4-H Archery)

  • Donna, thank you for allowing us to help with Dev these past few months. Kip treasured the times spend talking and reading to Dev. We are truly blessed to have met you both. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Donna and Kip

  • Denee and family,
    Although I didn’t know him well, I know how much you loved him. And I know he loved all of you dearly. We will know the toll Parkinson’s takes on a loved one soon enough and I am glad I will have you to lean on. Your dad’s greatest legacy is the beautiful, kind, generous person that you are today. His light will shine on forever in you and Jason.
    Much love today and in the future,
    Tracy Crowley