Harry K. “Buck” Durbin, 72, of Waynesburg, Pa. (Center Twp.) died, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4:20 am, surrounded by his family, in the home of his daughter, Candace Reese. He had been battling a cancer related illness for the past five years.
He was born February 19, 1950 in Waynesburg, Pa. a son of Nellie Ann Tharp Durbin, of Center Twp. and the late Harry Junior Durbin, and had resided in Center Twp. all his life.
Mr. Durbin attended West Greene High School and earned his GED while serving with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, serving as an E-2 at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.
He was formerly employed as a truck driver for Bell’s Wholesale Groceries of Morgantown, W.Va. for 23 years and was last employed as an operator/laborer for the Center Twp. Supervisors for 20 years until retiring in August 2019.
Mr. Durbin enjoyed his time with his family and grandchildren, raising a vegetable garden, and was the care taker for his mother for approximately 12 years prior to his illness.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 330 and the Moose Lodge both in Waynesburg.
On December 7, 1968 he married Carrie Ann Mason who died November 17, 1997.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are a daughter, Candace (Brandon) Reese with whom he shared a home; three granddaughters, Jersey Beth and Emily Jo Wise and Asher Everlee Reese; three brothers, Larry (Jeannette) Durbin of Aliquippa, David (Audra) Durbin of Waynesburg and Rick (Tammy) Durbin of Center Twp.; a sister, Diane Engle of Center Twp.; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to his father, and his wife, are a son Harry Keith Durbin who died March 11, 1990 and a brother, Mark Durbin who died August 29, 2021.
At the request of the deceased all services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359; Telephone 724 499 5181. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Save-A-Horse Stables, Inc., 165 Lightner Run Road, Sycamore, Pa. 15364
Please view and sign the online Tribute Wall at www.kestersonfh.com.