GAMBIER — Paul “Tommy” Durbin, 74, of Gambier died Thursday morning, June 1, 2017 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Mount Vernon to the late Paul A. and Margaret L. (Beal) Durbin.

Tommy was an Inspector for Chattanooga Glass for 24 years and then he worked for Kenyon College in the custodial department. He was a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Tommy honorably served his country in the Navy during Vietnam. Every Tuesday afternoon, Tommy would visit the elderly in the nursing homes in Mount Vernon.

Tommy is survived by his sister-in-law, Diane Durbin of Gambier; nieces and nephews, Cristi Gates, Debra Reed, Mike Durbin, Daniel Boyd and Douglas Boyd; several great nieces and nephews; great-great nephews; and his canine companion, Charlie

In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by his sister, Paddy Boyd; and his brother, David Durbin.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. The Rosary will be recited following the visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Knox County Dog Shelter, 285 Columbus Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting,

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Paul “Tommy” Durbin.


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