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Obituary for Perry Thomas Devine
Long-time Brookings resident Perry Devine passed away unexpectedly on August 23, 2020. Perry had been working from home since March, enjoying his time on the Winchuck and looking forward to his semi-retirement at the end of the year. A well-known singer songwriter, both locally and in the Santa Cruz area, Perry was passionate about his music and tried to impart hope, kindness, and joy to those listening to his songs. He was also a Software Engineer and worked on many important projects for Synaptics Inc. in Santa Cruz.
Throughout his life, Perry wrote thoughts in the form of a song. He recorded a number of CDs, among them “Just Devine” and “The Journey”. “The Journey” was recorded with wife, Kim, at Wind River Studio in Santa Cruz under the direction of a good friend, Keith Greeninger. His hopes for “semi-retirement” were to write more music, travel, and work on software projects he had been envisioning, and relax on the Winchuck. Sadly, some of those hopes and dreams will have to be carried on in his absence and dedicated to his memory.
Perry made life-long friends and touched many hearts as he sang his way through life. Perry is survived by his wife Kim, sisters Lisa & Monica, and brother Michael, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, throughout the U.S. and Canada.
A celebration of Perry’s life will be held Sunday, October 11th at the Winchuck Fire Hall, 363 Winchuck River Road, Brookings OR at 2 p.m. It will be outdoors, weather permitting. Social distancing and mask wearing is requested.