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John P. Durante Obituary
John P. Durante of Coatesville John P. Durante, 76, of Coatesville, passed away on Jan. 9, 2013 at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester. Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Louis S. and Theresa (Cutillo) Durante. John is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Shelton) Durante of Parkesburg. John was a career pilot for Eastern Airlines and Chester County Aviation. He attended Malvern Prep School, Villanova University, and the Air Force Academy. He served his country with the U.S. Air Force. John had a strong Christian faith. John had a great love for flying and it was his favorite thing to do, next to spending time with his family. He enjoyed traveling, crossword puzzles, anything Italian, golfing, and singing Frank Sinatra tunes. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Christina Kramer, wife of K.C. of Lititz, a son, John Durante, husband of Julie, of Coatesville, and four grandchildren, Kathryn, Charlie, Joseph, and James. He was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Durante. Graveside services will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Witness Park Cemetery, 419 Pierson Rd., Lititz, PA 17543, with The Rev. Tony Hunt officiating. Military Honors will be rendered by the Red Rose Vet Honor Guard and the Vet-21 Salute. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be in his memory to the 314 Good Drive Lancaster, PA 17603. To send the family online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100.

Published in The Daily Local on Jan. 15, 2013
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