Devin Patrick Flaherty was born on October 15, 1999, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Devin passed on to a better place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, after a valiant nine-month battle with brain cancer. His family and especially his mom were by his side every single day of Devin’s fight against this devastating disease.
Devin was a beloved son, brother, nephew, and friend to so many. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Constance Flaherty, his siblings, Conor and Grace Flaherty, his nana, Mary Kay Flaherty, his aunts and uncles, Krista Woodlock, Robert Woodlock, James and Karen Flaherty, Timothy Flaherty, Kate and Charles Beardsley, Elizabeth and Carl Rosa, and many cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his pop-pop, James Flaherty, his nanny, Carol Murphy, and his grandfather, Robert Woodlock. He will also be missed terribly by his dogs, Stella and Baxter.
Devin was known for his quiet, humble, even-tempered demeanor, his incredible sense of humor, and his athletic abilities on the baseball field and volleyball court. His first love was baseball, which he started playing at the age of four. He went on to play for a team called “The Super 7’s” (compiled of all 7-year-old boys), won championships with the Great Neck Breakers, Great Neck Middle School, the Aces, and several other travel teams. He started as a freshman for Cox High School’s JV baseball team, where he was voted MVP. He went on to play as the starting short stop for Cox High School’s Varsity team. Devin was always the player with the dustiest uniform, because he could never resist stealing a base or diving for that incredible catch.
Devin discovered volleyball as a freshman in high school and fell in love with the sport. He was a starting setter for Cox High School’s volleyball team and helped take the team to the State Championship game in 2018. He was recruited to play volleyball for Randolph Macon University as a setter for their inaugural men’s volleyball team. At the time he was diagnosed with his illness he was studying Fire Science at Tidewater Community College and had aspirations of becoming a fire-fighter.
In playing sports, Devin developed strong, amazing friendships that lasted his entire life. Devin loved to surf, golf, fish, spend time on the beach and outdoors. He loved pursuing all of his interests with his many friends, his brother and best friend, Conor, his Dad, and his family. Devin loved his family and friends deeply, was fiercely loyal, and was always the first to jump to action if someone needed help. He seemed very shy if you did not know him, but if you were privileged enough to get close to Devin you soon realized what a quick wit and fun personality he possessed. Devin is gone from this world too soon and will be missed terribly until we are able to see him again!
Family and friends will be received on Thursday May 26, 2022, from 5-9 PM at ALTMEYER FUNERAL HOME 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, (757) 428-1112. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of the Holy Family, 1279 N Great Neck Rd Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454, on Friday May 27, 2022 at 1 PM. Burial is private. Please wear a splash of GREEN to honor Devin’s love of everything Irish, Notre Dame, and Cox High School! Flowers are accepted along with donations to tmcfunding.com
Please leave online condolences at www.altmeyerfh.com