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Alfred J. "Al" Durbin, 86, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Heritage House in Greensburg. He was born June 16, 1930, to Alfred John Durbin and Cora Hazel (Colee) Durbin in Geneva.
Mr. Durbin was a resident of the area for most of his life.
He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1948, and attended Indiana University.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War. He was a surgical technician and trained medical personnel from all branches of service.
Mr. Durbin was an insurance agent with Shelter Insurance, and he retired in 2006 after 20 years of service. He also worked as a store manager at Louden's Grocery Store for several years.
He was of the Unitarian Universalist religion.
He was a member of Tree County Players and Love Bugs Square Dancing Club of Shelbyville.
Al enjoyed the arts and theater, and was involved with the Tree County Players for several years, where he acted in and directed plays. He enjoyed square dancing and ballroom dancing. He was also a literacy volunteer.
He married Lela Josephine "Jo" (Timberman) Durbin in August of 1951, and she preceded him in death in December of 1989. He then married Joan (Fagel) Durbin in June of 1991, and she survives.
Other survivors include five children, Dr. Charyl Durbin, of Oakwood, Georgia; Greg (Mary) Durbin, of Wauconda, Illinois; Bruce Reed (Donna) Durbin, of Temple, Georgia; Sean (Lori) Durbin, of Greensburg; and Patrick Grant Durbin, of Greensburg; stepson, Dave (Patty) Fagel, of Fountaintown; stepdaughter, Lois (Brian) Morris, of Fairland; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, Grant Durbin; sisters, Mary Catherine Beckley and Marjorie Rebecca Durbin; and stepson, Steve Fagel.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road in Shelbyville. No funeral services will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be given to Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library or Tree County Players, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.glennegeorgeandson.net.
Published on December 13, 2016
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