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James Joseph Durko

  • On April 12, 2022

James Joseph Durko, age 81 of McMurray, PA formerly of Burgettstown, PA passed away peacefully on April 10, 2022. Born on November 22, 1940 in Burgettstown, he is the son of the late Joseph and Anne Durko. Beloved husband to Susan Hemphill Durko. Loving father to Beth (Jim) Wendt. Cherished grandfather of Brianna Wendt. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Cecelia Durko Burrows and the late Ray Durko.

James graduated from University of Pittsburgh and received his Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He retired from US Steel after many years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, golfing, and watching his granddaughter play softball. James especially loved spending time with his family and his dog. He was a special man to all who loved him and he will be greatly missed.

A private family memorial service will be held at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Reno DiOrio
I was shocked when John Colpo called to share the terrible news about Jim. In recent years Jim, John, and I were able to get together periodically and we shared boyhood stories and had a wonderful time. Jim was a bright, successful,exemplary individual and will be missed by many.
Megan Hoffman
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in recalling your memories together.
Ron Ihnot
My condolences to the Durko family. I enjoyed reminiscing with Jim at our yearly dinner get together at the Ponderosa Golf Club.
Mike & Sheila Mirich
Our deepest sympathy to Susan and family. We enjoyed visiting with Jim at the Class of ‘58 reunion dinners.
Jeanne Durco
James was my cousin. I was hoping to make a trip to Pa next summer and wanted very much to see him. I am so sorry to hear this news. I know how much he loved his family and how proud he was of them.He was truly a gentle soul.