James Joseph Durkin, 65, of Lancaster, PA passed away on April 19, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Mary Rose, father of Caihlin, her husband Jacob, James Joseph III, future grandfather of Joshua James, brother of John Vincent Jr., his wife JoAnn, Kathleen McGarvey, and her husband William.
Jim was born to John Vincent Sr. and Mary Catherine McAllister Durkin in Jersey City, NJ on June 27, 1952. He was raised on Long Island, NY and attended Mineola High School.
He was commissioned to the U.S. Army Signal Corps upon graduation from Gannon College in 1974 and was honorably discharged after proudly achieving the rank of Captain.
He was a member of the Rotary Club of Lancaster and treasurer of the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg.
Jim was Co-owner and President of Choice Security Services LLC.
Jim loved vacationing in Florida, the University of Notre Dame, coaching lacrosse, golf, and above all – his family.
Visitations will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E Delp Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601 on Wednesday, April 25 from 6pm-8pm and Thursday, April 26 from 10am-11am. Memorial Mass will begin on Thursday at 11am with Fr. Timothy Kalista as celebrant. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Military honors will be accorded immediately following the Memorial Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (a cause close to his heart): 747 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10017.