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Richard Marvin DeVos (1926 - 2018)

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Richard Marvin "Rich" DeVos
Born in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1953 (to 18 Oct 2017) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1950s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Ada, Kent, Michigan, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 9 May 2019 | Created 2 Mar 2017
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Richard DeVos is Notable.
Richard DeVos served in the United States Army in World War II
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Richard Marvin DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 4, 1926. His parents were Simon Cornelius DeVos and Ethel Ruth Dekker. He graduated from Calvin College as a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon community, and served with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

Along with Jay Van Andel, Richard co-founded Amway. He was also the owner of the Orlando Magic basketball franchise within the NBA. At one point, he was one of the ten wealthiest people in the United States.

Richard was married to Helen June Van Wesep, with whom he had four surviving children. His wife died on October 18, 2017, almost eleven months before his death on September 6, 2018.


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