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“I will miss him very much we go way back such a good friend ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: George Mackey - Avondale, PA

“To the Durnan Family, My sincere condolences in the loss of Don. I am very sorry for your loss.Sincerely,Laurie ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Nantais-Smith - Keller, TX

“So sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. He was a great guy and liked by all at Chrysler. Please accept the condolences from all of us at UAW Local 1183...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Richard "Mack" McDonaugh Jr. - DE

“Gloria, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family at this difficult time. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Martha Yetter - Wilmington, DE

“May we express our most sincere condolences for your great lost . Our prayers are forever with you and your family and Donald and all ...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: PATRICA & BILL KREER - NEWARK, DE

“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Psalm 125:1; Psalm 9:10; John 6:39-40; John 14:6-Paul Harrell ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I always loved you in life as a brother, now as brothers in the fight against ALS I will see you on the other side and take up where we left off. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Boutin - Old Field Point, MD


9 of 11 | Posted by: gary landau - landenberg, PA

“my best to you bro. spent a lot of our life together at chrysler . even back in high school . one of the good people always balenced and frendly . we...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family for your loss of Donny. We worked in the same area at Chrysler 40 years ago in our younger and wilder days. Don was a...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: A friend


Donald M. Durnan, age 62, of Newark, DE passed away at home on May 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family following an over two and a half year battle with ALS.

Donald, born in Wilmington, Delaware, graduated from Christiana High School in 1973 and attended the University of Delaware. He worked at Chrysler Corporation until retiring in 2007 and then went on to work for Mumford and Miller Concrete for 7 years.

An avid outdoorsman, Donald loved hunting, fishing, crabbing and cooking amazing meals with and for his family and friends. Sometimes described as the life of the party, Donald loved spending time with his family and friends, telling stories and will be missed so deeply by so many.

Donald is survived by his wife of 38 years Gloria, his daughter Rachel Wissler and her husband Daniel, parents Thomas and Frances Durnan, brothers Thomas Durnan (Patricia), David Durnan (Karen), Charles Durnan (June), his two grandsons Hunter and Noah, his beloved dog "Bandit" and many extended family members and friends.

A Memorial for Donald will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at The Christiana Hilton, 100 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd # 260, Ambler, PA 19002.