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Richard James Durnan

July 2, 1954 July 26, 2018
Richard James Durnan
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Richard James Durnan, 64, of Laurel, Delaware passed away Thursday July 26, 2018 after a long, strong battle with kidney cancer, surrounded by family at his mother’s home in Oxford, PA.

Born July 2, 1954 in Knoxville, TN, Richard grew up in Wilmington, DE. He was the son of Richard C. (Harrington, DE) and Dorothy (Davis) Durnan and father of Jennifer Jade.

He played football at Mt. Pleasant High School, graduated in 1972 and attended the University of Delaware. He started construction work for his uncles and loved decades of running heavy equipment for Mumford & Miller and A.P. Croll & Sons.

He loved daily phone conversations with his mother, watching Eagles football, Fox News, Big Bang Theory, playing computer chess, riding his Harley Davidson Softail and restoring his vintage Ford Mustang. He often recalled his young days with his cousins Donald Durnan and Joey Maney. The memories would always bring him a smile.

He frequently attended daily mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Seaford, DE, lending a helping hand as much as possible.

He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents. He is survived by his mother Dorothy; brothers Stephen (Brenda), Dan (Sue), Jerry, Brian (Kathleen), Bruce (Ana Laura) and sisters Karen Van Wickler, Lorraine Bell and Lisa Perkins (Ron); daughter Jennifer Jade and granddaughter Arian.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11:30 am, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church, 203 Church Rd. Oxford, PA 19363 where friends and family may visit from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. A luncheon will be offered at Sacred Heart Church hall following memorial services.

A private interment will be held at Lawn Croft Cemetery, Marcus Hook, PA at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA.
On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


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Service

Wednesday

12

Sep

11:30 AM 9/12/2018 11:30:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church

203 Church Road
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

Friends and family may visit from 9:30-11:15 am.

Sacred Heart Church
203 Church Road Oxford 19363 Pennsylvania
United States
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