Obituary: Jack Durbin

Jack Durbin

Worked for the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department

Jack Durbin, 74, died unexpectedly Nov. 19, 2012.

He was a lifelong resident of the area, born in Akron and residing in Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake. He was an outstanding athlete, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1956. He went to Clemson on a football scholarship and then transferred to Kent State. He worked for the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department for 32 years, from Dec. 1, 1960 till July 6, 1992 retiring with the rank of lieutenant. He had also been a study hall monitor at the high school and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

He enjoyed golfing with friends and anything and everything that involved his family - trips to the Outer Banks, winters in Florida, traveling with Dale, visits with their children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, John and brothers, Jim and Bill. Mr Durbin is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dale- mother, Mary of Cuyahoga Falls- children, Dana (Jim) Lathrop of Chesterfield, Mo., Tina (Aaron) Cantu of Broadview Heights, Duke (Lori) Durbin of Fairmont, W.Va. and Mickey (Tim) Trudgeon of Boulder, Colo.- grandchildren, Zach, Abby and Nicholas Lathrop, Alexis and Michael Cantu, Ashleigh, Kennedy and Izzy Durbin and Dominic Trudgeon; and his sister, Mary Joan (Jerry) Hodson of Cuyahoga Falls.

Calling hours were at The Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home in Cuyahoga Falls, where the Cuyahoga Falls firefighters were to conduct the Last Alarm Service. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Michael Cantu Medical Trust Fund by sending to Dollar Bank Central Services Department c/o Michael Cantu Medical Trust Fund, PO Box 765, Pittsburgh, PA 15230. Mr. Durbin's video tribute will be viewable at cliffordshoemaker.com. Arrangements were handled by Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home.

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