Remembering William J. Durdach, Sr.

Durdach, Sr. William J. Obituary PhotoWilliam J. Durdach, Sr.
May 11, 2020

William Joseph Durdach, Sr., 87, passed peacefully at Allied Services Skilled Nursing on May 11, 2020.  Born March 21, 1933, he was a lifelong proud resident of Dunmore, PA. His widow is Marion R. (Remetta) Durdach. They wed on September 10, 1955 and were married for 64 years.

He was a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1951 and served in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of Staff Sargent stationed in the Pentagon in the Intelligence Division. Post serving his country he started a business career in sales, starting with Ruberoid & Company as a Sales Representative in New Jersey.  He then became a kitchen designer & Division Manager with Sears Roebuck & Co., including the opening of the new Viewmont Mall Store in 1968. He then served as Kitchen Manager for Whitehouse Building Products, Regional Sales Manager for H.J. Scheirich & Co., and retired as Zone Manager for Yorktowne Cabinetry. During his sales career he was awarded many national sales and kitchen design awards.

Bill was a master of keeping his lawn & landscaping in immaculate condition, enjoyed golfing, spending winters in Florida, and Sunday dinners with family. 

Surviving are a son William J. Durdach, Jr, wife Jo Ann, Glenburn, PA, a daughter, Lynn S. Marcante, husband Daniel, Lower Macungie, PA.  An infant daughter Mary Gwen predeceased him. Additionally, survived by four grandchildren, Christine LoPresti, PharmD and husband Frank, Lauren Durdach, M.A. and fiancée Dennis Baez, William J, Durdach, III, Esquire, and Maria Durdach, M.D. Great grandchildren Annie, Hailey, and Carter LoPresti, Sister-in-law Joan Durdach, and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was the son of the late William G. Durdach and Veronica Charney Durdach, late brothers Elmer T. Durdach and Joseph J. Durdach, and late brothers-in-law John J. Remetta and Joseph X. Remetta. 

Due to the current health restrictions, funeral services will be held when the restrictions are lifted. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, lifetime member of the former All Saints Church, their Holy Name Society where he served as President and is a current member of St. Anthony & Rocco Parish, Dunmore, PA. Burial will be at the Dunmore Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Allied Skilled Nursing who took special care of him particularly in the current COVID environment.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore, PA.

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