James Joseph Devitt Jr., age 82, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 4:45 a.m., at Ollie Steele Burden Manor, Baton Rouge, LA. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, "Jim" left home to serve in the Air Force during the Korean War. While stationed in Newfoundland he met the love of his life, Sidney Joan Hebrard Devitt. When their service ended, they married, traveled the U.S., and eventually settled in Baton Rouge, Sidney's hometown. He graduated from LSU with a B.S. in electrical engineering. During his long career, Jim was an instrumentation salesman for Taylor Instruments, Vice-President of John H. Carter Co., and co-owner of Devitt-Pancoast Controls. His love of people, his warmth, and his endless reserve of jokes will be missed by his daughters and sons-in-law, Joan Yvonne and husband, Brian McCabe of Warwick, NY and Heather Kate and husband, Robert Williams of Port Allen, LA; son and daughter-in-law, James J., III and wife, Karen M. Devitt of Baton Rouge, LA; sister, Margaret Mary "Peggy" Boland of Long Island, NY; brother, Peter Clarke Devitt of The Bronx, NY; seven grandchildren, Megan Clare Devitt, James Ryan Devitt, Anna Katherine Devitt, Molly Elizabeth Devitt, Brian Eugene McCabe Jr., Josephine Noel McCabe, and Clarke Emile Williams; and one great grandchild, Sidney Clare Devitt. Preceded in death by his wife, Sidney Joan Hebrard Devitt; son, Daniel Richard Devitt; parents, James Joseph and Mary Kate Clarke Devitt; and brother, John James Devitt. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Instrument Society of America, and The Original Irish Club of Baton Rouge. Visitation at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge, LA, on Monday, June 8, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon, conducted by Rev. Gerald Burns. Burial at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, www.alz.org. Ascension Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook at www.ascensionfuneral.com.