The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 4, 2013

Fred W. Durlin, 87, Danville


The Daily Item

— DANVILLE — Fred W. Durlin, 87, of Fairview Road, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Kramm’s Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, Milton, where he had lived for five weeks.

He was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Limestone Township, a son of the late William C. Sr. and Elizabeth M. (Robbins) Durlin. On Oct. 29, 1949, he married the former Alice Baylor, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Fred was a farmer, farming his own private farm. He was a Limestone Township supervisor from 1955 to 1991 and served as township secretary for 30 years.

He was a life member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville, and a member of the California Grange for more than 60 years and a past master. Fred served on the Montour-Delong Community Fair Committee for a number of years, was a former member of the Warrior Run Young Farmers and enjoyed volunteer work for both the Grange and the fair.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister-in-law, Gladys Durlin, of Turbotville; one brother-in-law, Wendell Stahl, of Mazeppa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Clark, and two brothers, Bill and Bob Durlin.

Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise St., Turbotville, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 with the Rev. Erwin C. Roux officiating.

Burial will follow in Turbotville Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and suggests contributions in Fred’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society, Montour County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.

Visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.