In memory of
Donald Carl Durbeck
In memory of
Donald Carl Durbeck
Donald Carl Durbeck, MD, of Lake Meade, PA, aged 80, passed away in Hanover Hospital on January 8, 2021, from complications of COVID-19 pneumonia. Born January 14, 1940, he was the son of Carl and Edna (née Hohl) of Poughkeepsie, NY. He graduated from Union College in 1961 and Albany Medical School in 1965, and completed his residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He served in the Public Health Service during the Vietnam War, after which he settled in Mechanicsburg, PA, working for the Cowley Associates. In 1976, he and Dr. Bruce Althouse founded their private medical practice, Associated Cardiologists. He also worked at the catheterization lab at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. Don was well known at PinnacleHealth and many Harrisburg area hospitals, serving as Cardiology Department Chair at Polyclinic Hospital from 1983 - 2011. He kept abreast of advances in cardiology, such as angioplasty and nuclear medicine. He shared his vast knowledge and experience with medical residents and other practitioners in Harrisburg area hospitals, winning several teaching awards. Subsequent to is retirement from PinnacleHealth, Don switched to administrative hospital roles and then to overseeing CSL Plasma labs and examining military recruits at the Department of Defense's Military Entrance Processing Stations. Don will be remembered for his intelligence, keen observations, and sense of humor. He will be missed for his cheerful smile and his big-hearted kindness, care and concern for those around him. He loved living at Lake Meade in East Berlin, PA for more than 30 years, where he enjoyed hosting many family and friends, fishing and boating, as well as skiing at Ski Roundtop. He lived surrounded by extended family and was deeply committed to his family. He will be remembered also for his early love of music: His beautiful singing voice, his ragtime piano, and his years playing saxophone and clarinet in big swing bands. Don was preceded in death by his parents and by his stepson George L. Hannon, IV. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (née Fleming), his brother Richard (Kay), his three daughters from his previous marriage to Patricia (née Kenney), Kathleen Suher (Michael Hartmann), Lisa Durbeck, and Heidi Hershock (Chad); three stepdaughters Debra Hannon, Sandie Davis (Chris) and Karen Hannon; his grandchild (Owen), and his eight (8) step-grandchildren and six (6) step-great grandchildren. Due to COVID-19 concerns, a celebration of life gathering will be planned for the future, when it is safe for all to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at Cocklin Funeral Home. Please see Don's complete obituary at www.CocklinFuneralHome.com . www.pennlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Donald Carl Durbeck
Donald Carl Durbeck, MD, of Lake Meade, PA, aged 80, passed away in Hanover Hospital on January 8, 2021, from complications of COVID-19 pneumonia. Born January 14, 1940, he was the son of Carl and Edna (née Hohl) of Poughkeepsie, NY. He graduated from Union College in 1961 and Albany Medical School in 1965, and completed his residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He served in the Public Health Service during the Vietnam War, after which he settled in Mechanicsburg, PA, working for the Cowley Associates. In 1976, he and Dr. Bruce Althouse founded their private medical practice, Associated Cardiologists. He also worked at the catheterization lab at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. Don was well known at PinnacleHealth and many Harrisburg area hospitals, serving as Cardiology Department Chair at Polyclinic Hospital from 1983 - 2011. He kept abreast of advances in cardiology, such as angioplasty and nuclear medicine. He shared his vast knowledge and experience with medical residents and other practitioners in Harrisburg area hospitals, winning several teaching awards. Subsequent to is retirement from PinnacleHealth, Don switched to administrative hospital roles and then to overseeing CSL Plasma labs and examining military recruits at the Department of Defense's Military Entrance Processing Stations. Don will be remembered for his intelligence, keen observations, and sense of humor. He will be missed for his cheerful smile and his big-hearted kindness, care and concern for those around him. He loved living at Lake Meade in East Berlin, PA for more than 30 years, where he enjoyed hosting many family and friends, fishing and boating, as well as skiing at Ski Roundtop. He lived surrounded by extended family and was deeply committed to his family. He will be remembered also for his early love of music: His beautiful singing voice, his ragtime piano, and his years playing saxophone and clarinet in big swing bands. Don was preceded in death by his parents and by his stepson George L. Hannon, IV. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (née Fleming), his brother Richard (Kay), his three daughters from his previous marriage to Patricia (née Kenney), Kathleen Suher (Michael Hartmann), Lisa Durbeck, and Heidi Hershock (Chad); three stepdaughters Debra Hannon, Sandie Davis (Chris) and Karen Hannon; his grandchild (Owen), and his eight (8) step-grandchildren and six (6) step-great grandchildren. Due to COVID-19 concerns, a celebration of life gathering will be planned for the future, when it is safe for all to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at Cocklin Funeral Home. Please see Don's complete obituary at www.CocklinFuneralHome.com . www.pennlive.com/obits
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