Austin Grover Durbin, 75

October 24, 2009

MARCH 26, 1934-OCT. 23, 2009

Austin Grover Durbin, 75, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 26, 1934, in Brownsville, Md., he was the son of the late William Edgar and Sylvia Arbutus Haines Durbin.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He retired from Frito-Lay and previously was employed by Fairchild Corp.

He was a member of the Funkstown American Legion and AMVETS Post 10.

After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and spoiling his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Lorraine McGinley Durbin; two daughters, Patricia Marie Oliver of Hustontown, Pa., and Kathy Diane Chrisp of Ashburn, Va.; three grandchildren, Andrew Ryan Oliver and Amber Marie Oliver, both of Hustontown, and Zachary Tyler Chrisp of Ashburn; one sister, Maxine Durbin McDonald of Hagerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Durbin.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Shawn M. Bushman officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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