Arthur Alfonso DeVillar

October 11, 1941 - July 18, 2022
Arthur Alfonso DeVillar


Arthur Alfonso DeVillar, 80, passed away July 18, 2022, in Wilmington, NC. He was born to Alfonso M. and Cecilia (Rodriguez) DeVillar on October 11, 1941, in San Antonio, TX.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan “Joany” (Loughran) DeVillar; sons: Arthur DeVillar, Jr. (Linda) and Michael DeVillar, daughters: Victoria Fisk (William), Crystal Deignan (James), and Michelle DeVillar (Daniel Bagheri); brothers: Robert DeVillar (Binbin) and George DeVillar (Barbara); and grandchildren: Desiree, Justin, Veronica, Arturo, David, Sebastian, Alex, Nick, Joel, Carolyn, Zach, Cooper, Beckett, Parker, Crosby, and Wesley.

Arthur will be remembered for his voracious reading, love of all types of music, exercising and total love of life. His devotion to family will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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  • December 02, 2022
    Tom Voss says:
    Art, as I knew him, was a great guy. I worked with him in my earlier part of my career and always loved his insight and encouragement. I was the youngest of the group when I worked with him and was not that comfortable standing up for myself, Art called me to his office one day and encouraged me to stick to my guns and be confident in my decisions. It made a huge impact in my career and my life. I learned a lot from Art but the most important thing I learned from him is to respect others opinions and learn from them. I tried to stay in touch (pre-LinkedIn) and whenever I came across his name I would reach out to him and he would always give a reply. I really loved his dry sense of humor and his openness and honesty. I wish I would have made more of an effort to keep in touch. He will be missed

  • August 15, 2022
    Kay Purtill says:
    My sincerest condolences to the DeVillar family. Art was a great leader and mentor . He was our HR manager for a few years at Caterpillar in Champaign Il. Art helped me navigate my job role as a new supervisor . He also had a great sense of humor. We were sad when he left our facility... and now we are very sad to hear of his passing.