Stewartstown firefighter saved additional lives with organ donations

THE YORK DISPATCH | Junior Gonzalez

Lt. Dennis H. DeVoe Funeral Procession & Service Friday, March 17, 2017, in Harrisburg. Amanda J. Cain photo(Photo: The York Dispatch )
Fallen Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Lt. Dennis DeVoe saved additional lives after his accident and death earlier this month, adding to a call of duty that he answered “a thousand times before,” according to his wife.

Amy DeVoe lost her husband March 11, a day after he was struck on his way to a house fire in Harrisburg. Dennis DeVoe, referred to by friends and family as Denny, was honored last weekend in York and Harrisburg with several services, including a funeral procession that circled the Capitol building.

Before the services, his wife left a message to friends in a Facebook post stating, “Denny’s selflessness and life-saving legacy continues” in the form of organ donation.

Amy DeVoe said her husband’s heart, lungs, liver and both kidneys were successfully transplanted to save the lives of five people, whom she said “would have otherwise not survived.” Continue reading

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