Northwestern Press

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Richard A. Durner

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Richard A. Durner, 86, of Allentown, died peacefully Oct. 28, 2019.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Born Nov. 28, 1932, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur Durner and Huldah (Gehris) Durner.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn (Miller); daughters Patricia, wife of Dr. Stephen Verdesca, and Carol, wife of Tyrohne Kontir, and grandchildren Andrew and Alison Verdesca, and Kaela, Aidan and Emma Kontir.

A graduate of Allentown High School and Bethlehem Business College, he served in the Air Force for four years active and 16 years active reserves. He worked as an accountant until the age of 72.

In addition to his family, he loved music and barbershop singing, and was a 48-year member of the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

He enjoyed tennis, traveling and rooting for the Phillies and the Eagles.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown, PA 18104, where he was an active member for many years.

Arrangements were made by the Stephens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.