Thomas A. Devine, 67, who worked at Washington headquarters of the American Red Cross for 32 years before his retirement in 1972, died Saturday at Fairfax Hospital following a heart attack.
Mr. Devine and his wife, Julia, had arrived at the home of a daughter, Joan Snyder, in Springfield, after a three-day drive from Florida when he was stricken.
A native of Rock Island, Ill., Mr. Devine graduated from St. Ambrose College at Davenport, Iowa.
He joined the Red Cross staff in 1940, and at his retirement, was administrative officer for the organization's nationwide youth program.
During his Red Cross career, he was assigned to a number of disaster relief operations, including floods in the Midwest. He also participated in relief work at the time of the Cuban prisoner exchange.
Mr. Devine had lived in Chevy Chase in upper Northwest, where he was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
On his retirement, he and his wife moved to Naples, Fla.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Devine is survived by two daughters, Joan Snyder of Springfield and Mary Ann Welzant of Baltimore; a brother, John Devine of Rock Island, Ill.; a sister, Grace Brontc of Mission Viejo, Calif., and six grandchildren.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.