Joseph S. Durbin

Birth Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 1944
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

WOOSTER – Joseph S. Durbin, 73, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.

He was born October 28, 1944 in Mt. Vernon, the son of Lyman and Clara Weiland Durbin.  He married Delores Bodager on August 2, 1969.  She survives.

He was an accountant working for Rubbermaid, Seaman Corp and Prentke Romich Co. over his 32 year career.  Joseph was a member of the Smithville Brethren Church, the Elks Lodge, and was on the board of directors for the Apple Creek Banking Co., and Whits End Community Place.

After retirement, he worked at Mohican Hills Golf Course doing anything and everything needed, as well as playing lots of golf, the game he loved.  He cared about people and loved to give hugs to all and encouragement to those who needed it.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his siblings, James (Patricia) Durbin of Orlando, Winifred Durbin of Columbus, Raymond Durbin and Michael Durbin both of Mt. Vernon, Rosemary McAdams of Louisville, Ky and Barbara Durbin of Westerville; a sister-in-law, Sharon Durbin and brothers-in-law, Don and Dennis Bodager as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Charlie and John Durbin and a niece, Trish Durbin.

The family will receive friends following the 11:00 a.m. memorial service on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Smithville Brethren Church, 193 E. Main St., Smithville with the Revs Art Carr and Dale RuLon officiating.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make contributions to the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA22215


Family will greet friends following the service


Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville Brethren Church, 193 E. Main St., Smithville


Dee, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dee and family,
I'm missing Joe along with all of you. Joe has left his footprint in many places, for this his memory will live on forever. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. My deepest sympathy, Sandy

I am saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He was always very supportive of me from when i first started as a consultant at Prentke Romich in 1988. He played a major role in the financial welfare of the company and i will forever be grateful. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

My sympathy to Dee with the loss of Joe. I will always remember Joe as being on the porch at Mohican to share a drink at the end of a golf game. He will be missed.

Dee, my thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time.. Joe was a good friend of mine all during my school years at St. Vincent de Paul School. Having such a small class, we were all pretty close. It with a very sad heart that I learn of his passing. My prayers go out to you and your family as well as Joe’s surviving siblings. He will be sorely missed by all who was privileged enough to know him.

Prayers for the family... RIP Joe...

Dee - Delores and I are sorry to read of Joe's passing. He was always a good friend an a great guy to work with at Rubbermaid.
We will keep you and the families in our prayers.

Our condolences Dee. Great big heart and smile. Joe will be greatly missed. Hit'em straight big fellow.

Dee, Joe will be remembered as one of Mohican's favorites. We all have extended families and Joe will always be part of ours. He was never in a bad mood and shared his smile with everyone. He was definitely passionate about golf but more then that, he was passionate about people, especially you. Joe, we love you, miss you and think of you often. The heavens are brighter at peace.

Dee, Prayers for the family. We have fond memories of the guys golfing and ladies shopping by day and dinners together
at night. Peace be with you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dee, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during these trying times. God Bless.

Dee, I think of you often. May God be with you during these trying times. God Bless

Dee and family, my sincere sympathy for your loss. Joe was a wonderful guy that I enjoyed working with at Rubbermaid. Loved his sense of humor. May he rest in peace. Keep him with you through all your fond memories.

Dee, so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy.

Condolences from both of us. Prayers for comfort & peace in your heart.

Dear Dee and family, so sorry to learn of Joe's death. My prayers are with you at this time. God Bless, Ruth

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Joe and the girls will miss Uncle “Go.”. Scott, Karin, Madison, and Ashley Schroer

so sorry, Dee. my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. what a nice picture of Joe. He will be missed by many.

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