Remembering Devin Ness

Members of the community are welcome to share their condolences and memories.

The Oliver Ames and Easton Community is dealing with the loss of one of it's own.

Devin Ness, a senior at Oliver Ames High School and captain of the wrestling team, passed away suddenly Friday morning after suffering from a brain aneurysm.

The news deeply saddened the community, especially those who knew him best.

"Devin is one of the greatest kids I’ve ever met," Oliver Ames wrestling coach Adam Pomella said. "He’s hardworking, honest and kind."

"Devin is an absolute treasure of a kid," Oliver Ames Principal Wes Paul added. "Everyone that knows him loves him deeply. He’s a friend to so many and just one of those kids that everyone who knew him just absolutely adored him."

Oliver Ames Athletic Director Bill Matthews took to Twitter to express his sympathy.

Bill Matthews ‏@OAHSTigersports:

The Oliver Ames community offers sincerest condolences to Devin's family and friends during this very difficult time.

The twitter hashtag #RIPDevin was used widely by those who knew Ness as well or were just offering condolences.

Trent Wilkinson ‏@TrentWIlkinson:

not sure if ive ever actually been this sad before #RIPDevin

Jackie Galeno ‏@getatluvbugjax:

Realizing how blessed and thankful I am for everything, its just horrible to see this happen to someone as easygoing as Devin #RIPDevin

On Facebook, commenters offered condolences for the family.

Angela GreenMom My thoughts and prayers go out to the family
Paula Romanelli Cerqueira My sincere condolences to the family.
Michelle Ennis Sweezey Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ness family
Brenda Studley My condolences to the Ness Family.
Chris Dwyer Deveau This is heartbreaking. My thought and prayers are with the Ness Family
Kelly Magee Anastasio This is just tragic. My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and loved ones of this handsome young man.

While Oliver Ames canceled it's athletic contests Friday night, other communities acknowleged the OA and Easton community.

Stoughton Patch ‏@StoughtonPatch:

Stoughton has moment of silence for OA senior Devin Ness before start of boys bball vs Sharon. Ness passed away fri morning

Patch invites members of the community to share their memories or offer their condolences below in our comments section.

Nat Cokely January 26, 2013 at 10:02 PM
I graduated from OA just this past year. I didn't know Devon very well but I saw him around the school a lot when I was a senior. This is so tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ness family, and the student body and administration of OA. It's always hard to loose a fellow student.


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