Devon Alyse Malloy (born Casti), sadly passed away on February 28th, at the age of 35. A beloved daughter, sister, aunt and wife, Devon spread light and laughter to all who are fortunate enough to have known her. Preceded in death by her Grandma Jean Casti, she is survived by her husband, Christopher Malloy; her parents, Robert and Natalie Casti; three sisters, Alison Casti, Taylor Casti, and Paige Casti; nephew, Ari Casti; grandparents, Robert Casti and Geoffrey and Joyce McCall; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Devon was born in Johnstown in 1988, and grew up playing in the woods of New Germany with her three sisters. After graduating from Forest Hills High School, she went on to study political science and political communication at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and then obtained her law degree from Ohio Northern University. It was at law school where she met her husband, Chris, and the two were married in 2016. She went on to practice law at firms in the Johnstown and Pittsburgh areas, in addition to serving the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division as the co-chair for Allegheny County and the co-coordinator of the Mock Trial Programs.
Devon had a natural gift for humor, an inherited trait from her father. You couldn’t help but be drawn to her; her life was a 35-year-running one-woman show fueled by her infectious joy and ridiculous antics. She was first to laugh at herself, but her favorite laughs came from the banter she shared with her mother, grandmother, and sisters. She always had the right outfit for any occasion, provided the occasion didn’t call for sensible shoes.
Devon was devoted to her family. From the start, she was dubbed the “Little Mother,” because she was always taking care of everyone else. She planned holiday meals a month in advance, lead the organization of game nights, girl’s nights, and egg hunts. She always lent a helping hand, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on. Her loss is immeasurable, but Devon remains the brightest of lights. We hear her in every moment of laughter, we miss her in every family gathering, and we take solace in knowing she touched so many lives.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March 3, at the Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork.
Receiving of friends at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday March 4.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday March 4, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Summerhill; Father Joseph C. Nale, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations toward a scholarship fund to be established for higher education in her memory.