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Richard J. Durbin

August 28, 1928 — October 7, 2019

Richard J. Durbin, age 91, of Carlyle, died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon on October 7, 2019.He was born August 28, 1928, in Granite City, Illinois, the son of John Forest Durbin and Lily (Graham) Durbin. He married Beryl Crocker on June 24, 1948, and she survives in Carlyle.

Mr. Durbin is survived by two sons: Richard G. Durbin (Susan Lewis) of Colleyville, Texas, and Michael A. Durbin (Donna Troutt Pickering) of Benton, Illinois; two daughters: Laura Susan Durbin Peoples (Allan D. Peoples) of Grandview, Texas, and Tamara Ann Durbin Pate (William M. Pate, Jr.) of Carlyle, Illinois; one grandson, Hiley Sean Peoples of Irving, Texas; three granddaughter: Carrie Jo Durbin, of York, South Carolina Rebecca Lynn Durbin of St. Louis, Missouri, and Amanda Jean Durbin of St. Elmo, Illinois; one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Durbin of York, South Carolina and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his aunt, and uncle, Esther Graham Roberts and Clifford Roberts; two brothers: Melvin, in infancy and Edward L. Durbin; great-granddaughter, Catherine, in infancy.

Mr. Durbin was an engineer and retired from Illinois Bell Telephone.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Durbin will be cremated and no services will be held.
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