LaVerne E. Durlin, 81, passed away Saturday, June 29, at the Rouse Warren County Home in Youngsville. LaVerne was employed for many years by Marlin Rockwell in Jamestown as a millwright, where he clocked out at 3:18 p.m., and on Saturday, he clocked out at 3:18 p.m. from this life into eternal life and went into the loving arms of his wife Edna who had passed in 1999.
He was born at home in Freehold Township in Warren County on Aug. 6, 1931, a son of the late Nel-lie (Pilling) and James Durlin. LaVerne was a member of the Russell Volunteer Fire Department, Pine Grove Lions, Carroll Lodge 1147 Masonic Fraternity and Jamestown Consistory 33rd Degree Scotish Rite of Freemasonry. He enjoyed working on cars and machinery; and, he loved his Tabby cats, Tiger and Rambo. He was known to all of his neighbors for plowing their driveways and fixing farm machinery. Every organization he belonged to involved giving to others. The nurses and aides at the Rouse Home expressed that he was giving and helpful as long as he could be.
He was the widower of Edna (Dase) whom he married June 16, 1951, and who preceded him in death Nov. 2, 1999.
Surviving are three daughters: Debra (John L.) Young, of Russell; Bobbie (Mike) Muntz, of Sugar Grove; Wendy (Don) Bundy, of Shippenville; his twin sisters: Norma M. Lee, of Gerry, N.Y.; and Naomi Lee Edson Wiler, of Frewsburg, N.Y.; three grandchildren: Andrew Muntz, Daniel (Diane) Muntz and Tristan Bundy; one great granddaughter, Natalie Ann Muntz, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Ronald and Kenneth Durlin; four sisters: Arbutus Hunt, Dorothy Hopkins, Alberta Wiler and Donna Durlin.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes and Friday 10-11 a.m. at which time a funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, with the Rev. Mark Hurst officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery and will be private. The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to Friends of the Rouse or Russell Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends may order flowers or sign the online guestbook at www.mckinneyfuneral.com.