Benedicto “Benny” DeVilla


Benedicto “Benny” DeVilla, age 91, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully at his home, on July 16th, 2020, while surrounded by loved ones. Benny was born on December 1st, 1928. Benny found a loving community, in Medina County, that allowed an immigrant from the Philippines to capture the American dream as he gained his U.S. citizenship. Benny enjoyed hanging out with friends and family, playing gin rummy, scrabble, golf, and tennis. He loved his job as an international sales representative in the coconut industry. Benny is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jean (nee Hirsch); his 6 children, Emer (Nini), Vivi (Tony) Snyder, Agerico (Jenny), Marie (Lito) Alforque, Ricia (Dodjie) Sadsad, Rico, and stepson Jeff (Nina) Hirsch; grandchildren Mia, Riana, Monique, Marco, Raimund, Lisa, Phillip, Trevor and Will. Great grandchildren Leilani, Sofia, Elena, and Kira; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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  1. Armand Nanawa says:

    Hi Jeannie

    Linda and I offer our sincere condolences on Benny’s passing. I recall happy times together when you were living in Atlanta. I recall working with Benny and the many trips we did together throughout the USA. Goodbye, my friend.

  2. Mel Peepers says:

    Jean, Jeff, and Benny’s children, grandchildren, great grands; Benny brings us joy as he romps through our memories of him. He adds laughter and smiles as he brightens our days. May God bless him and each of you whom he touched with his love.

  3. Susan Long says:

    Deepest sympathies to Jean and Jeff. Benny had a smile to light up a room and a laugh that made your heart light. I enjoyed our online scrabble games…he was tough to beat. See you on the other side, Benny.

    Sue and Denny

  4. Toni Ipavec says:

    My sincere condolences to Jeff ,Nina, Trevor and Will.

  5. frances a pappas says:

    Benny was a gentle soul with a big heart. He was always smiling and never said a bad word about anyone. He was a true friend and will be sorely missed. I’m sure you he is up in Heaven .

  6. Jean M Devilla says:

    My wonderful husband of 35 years was my best friend. We had so much fun together traveling, playing cards with our good friends, going to family reunions and enjoying the company of our awesome children and grandchildren. Benny I miss you terribly. You were the love of my life. God bless you. Love always Jean

    • Earl and Marylou Sheets says:

      Jean, our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Benny. We will forever remember him taking a multitude of pictures at all family gatherings. He was such a kind and gentle soul and will be greatly missed.
      Love you, Earl and Marylou Sheets