Silviano A. "Joe" Duran (1936 - 2018)

  • "Please accept my sincere condolences. May God provide power..."
  • "Am so sorry for your loss Sandra! He was great person!..."
  • "May the God of comfort be with you at this time"
    - Connie
  • "We appreciate Joe and his positive outlook on life. Lois..."
    - Clarence Duncan II
  • "Our deepest sympathy to the family. May Joe RIP! Our..."
    - Herbert & Esther Pacheco

Longtime Soldotna resident Silviano A. "Joe" Duran, 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at home from complications of heart failure.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai.

Joe was born July 17, 1936 in Rio Lucio, New Mexico. He graduated from high school at Minturn High School in Colorado. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant Fuel Specialist, retiring after 21 years of service. He moved to Alaska in 1988 and owned "Kenai River Family Campground." He also worked in the Sporting Goods Department at Fred Meyer for 17 years.

Joe was a Christian and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

His family wrote, "He was a beloved husband and loving father who enjoyed going to Las Vegas. I will miss you Joe Duran …you were my everything."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amadeo and Ursulita Duran and brothers, Gilbert and William Duran.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sandra Duran of Soldotna; daughters, Christine Hawkins of Billings, Montana, and Sylvia Cano of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sons, David Duran of Billings, Montana, and Jose Duran of Colorado Springs, Colorado; step-daughter, Tamra Miller of Soldotna; stepson, Clarence Sargent of Salinas, California; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda Sue Horn fo Camino, California; sister, Rosie Phillips of Phoenix, Arizona; and many, many friends.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Jan. 9, 2018