Father of James DeVito struggles to cope after fatal wrong-way crash

James DeVito was killed instantly when a car

James DeVito was killed instantly when a car crashed head-on into him on the New York State Thruway in Suffern. (Credit: News 12)

YONKERS - The father of the Airmont man killed in a wrong-way crash is struggling to cope with the tragic loss of his son.

James DeVito, 59, was killed instantly when a car driven by Richard Christopher crashed head-on into him on the New York State Thruway in Suffern.

Joseph DeVito says his son was a master chef and avid guitarist. He also says the victim's older brother died of cancer five years ago. His wife passed away in February.

Joseph DeVito says he is distraught over his son's death, and that it is made worse by the fact that was not sick or doing anything wrong.

A wake for DeVito will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home in Suffern. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church on Lafayette Avenue in Suffern.

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