Robert P. DeVecchi


Age: 85

president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee who helped to resettle dispossessed people around the world, in which the IRC first worked to help Jews flee Nazi Germany when it was founded in 1933 and the committee created emergency relief programs in nearly 30 countries, including Bosnia, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Somalia, Cambodia, Sudan, and Iraq, and resettled more than 200,000 refugees in the U.S. under his leadership.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: October 6, 1930

Died: October 26, 2015

Southport, Connecticut