James Anthony Durbin, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with his wife by his side.
Jim was born on January 19, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio. He was a graduate of Rosary High School and Franklin University and served in the U.S. Army 1953-1955. He proudly worked for forty years with Ohio Bell and Ameritech Telephone Companies.
He served as a committee member to the Local Communication Workers of America and attended the historic March on Washington when MLK Jr. delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech. He served on the board of the Corpus Christi Credit Union and was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels in his retirement. Jim was an avid golfer playing every Sunday for many years and enjoyed attending Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Golf Tournament.
He was preceded in death by his parents Agnes (Kessler) and Eustacius Durbin.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia, daughters Mary Iacoboni, Carol Durbin, Teresa Durbin-Ames (Larry); grandchildren Megan Trinh (Thai), Maureen Iacoboni, Grant & Zac Ames; great-granddaughters Allie & Kylie; siblings Jane Sotak and Robert Durbin, sister-in-law Mary Jo McIntosh (Pete) and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday from 10-11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave. where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Covid protocol will involve wearing masks and social distancing. Graveside Service to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Meals-on-Wheels/LifeCare Alliance, https://www.lifecarealliance.org/donate/ways-to-give/. A
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