News: Kevin Devine Memorial Fund

February 28, 2018
To whom it may concern,

              Kevin Devine was a man of great passion and integrity, exhibiting these very traits through his tireless efforts and successes in his role as Vice President of Operations with Brookfield Properties. Kevin's humble beginnings all started in Bergen County, New Jersey, a place that molded him into the man we all respected and admired. At the tender age of 19, he began working as an Engineer within Local 94, learning the "nuts and bolts" of the trade. As time passed, Kevin, being the tenacious and driven individual he was, eventually moved on to a management position as Director of Engineering with Devon Properties in 1997.

              His trajectory as an outstanding management talent blossomed into his next position as Director of Operations with Alfred Sanzari Enterprises followed by Equity Office Properties. 2007 marked the next chapter in Kevin's personal and professional growth. His dream of moving to California had finally come to fruition when Kevin and his family made the journey from New York to California. It would be here where Kevin would find his next and final professional home in Brookfield Properties, where he functioned as the Vice President of Engineering to its fullest capacity. Kevin was crucial in overseeing the operations of several of Brookfield's west coast properties, envisioning a better tomorrow for Brookfield's continued growth and prosperity.

              Kevin never lost sight of who he was at heart, and that was an Engineer. He exhibited a particular affinity for the Stationary Engineers as he believed them to represent the very foundation and fortitude of the very buildings our engineers serviced. Kevin Devine is survived by his lovely wife of 28 years, Peggy, three wonderful children, Meaghan, Kevin and Christopher, his father Patrick, brothers John and Dan, sisters Rose, Annie, Maureen, and Kathleen, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kevin was predeceased by his mother, Mary and brother-in-law Jim.

If you would like to donate to the Kevin Devine Memorial Fund, please make checks payable to: Kevin Devine Memorial Fund and send remittance to: JATC, 2501 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90057.


Sincerely,
Edward J. Curly, Business Manager
On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Operating and Maintenance Engineers, Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund for Southern California

About Kevin Devine:
Kevin Devine of Mission Viejo, formerly of Bergen County, NJ, passed away in a motorcycle accident on August 13, 2017. Kevin was Vice President, Operations at Brookfield Property Partners in Los Angeles. Prior to moving to California in 2007, he had spent almost his entire career working in building operations in Manhattan.

At the age of 19, he began working as an engineer in Local 94 where he learned the "nuts and bolts" of the buildings. He moved into the management side of the business when he became a Director of Engineering with Devon Properties in 1997. After Devon Properties, he continued to broaden his managerial experience as Director of Operations while working for Alfred Sanzari Enterprises and then Equity Office Properties.

It was in 2007, however, when his personal dream of moving to California with his wife and children was fulfilled and Brookfield Properties, Los Angeles became his professional home. In his ten years in Los Angeles, he not only helped oversee the operations of several of Brookfield's West coast properties, but he also collaborated with the community to increase the implementation of sustainable building operation practices in the greater Los Angeles area.

Even as his position elevated in management, Kevin's heart remained with his roots - the trades, in particular, the stationary engineers. He believed they were the backbone of every building and they had a special place in his kind and humble heart.

Kevin is survived by his wife of 28 years, Peggy, three children whom he adored, Meaghan, Kevin and Christopher, his father Patrick, brothers John and Dan, sisters Rose, Annie, Maureen, and Kathleen, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary and brother-in-law Jim.

Established 2017:
The Kevin Devine Memorial Fund.

About the Fund:
Gifts made to the Kevin Devine Memorial Fund in memory of Kevin Devine are from Employers, Unions, Members, Friends, Relatives and Colleagues associated.

Related Information:
The Fund is a vibrant part of the Operating & Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Trust of California as these contributions are relevant for today's Apprenticeship Students as for their predecessors. Kevin was a true pioneer and visionary in the industry. He had a keen interest in the latest technologies to improve the knowledge of all operating engineers.

The Fund offers a unique opportunity for donors to strengthen, maintain and share education and necessities for generations of Engineers through gifts tailored to the interest of education. With the help of our donors, the Fund's growth into a vast resource of equipment, supplies and educational instrument will encompass our best dream of building quality students.

There's a great satisfaction when you donate any resources to the Fund

The Fund's monies are carefully budgeted to acquire educational tools to meet the needs of the facility and the Apprenticeship Students. The fund will use discretionary decisions in combination of The JATC Board of Trustees discussions and approval to make certain how careful the planning, availability, and liquidations process is handled.
*Giving to The Kevin Devine Memorial Training Fund (Names/Institutions listed as progression)
*Items acquired through this Fund and the Contributors (Listed as Gifted)

Please make checks payable to: Kevin Devine Memorial Fund and mail to: JATC, 2501 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057.

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