Lawrence A. Durkin

Lawrence A. Durkin, Esq., of Dunmore, died Wednesday at home. He is survived by his wife, the former Sherryl Wright.

Born March 25, 1942, in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Mary Solensky Durkin. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School, the University of Scranton and the George Washington University School of Law. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton, and had been a lifelong member of Christ the King Church, Dunmore, until its closure. Upon graduating from law school, he was a captain in the Army and served in Korea. After honorable discharge, he returned to Dunmore and began a legal practice he would continue until last week. For many years, he served as solicitor for the Dunmore borough. He was proud to be a member of the Pennsylvania and Lackawanna Bar Associations and the Dunmore Historical Society.

He was blessed to have seen his children's children, and he adored the time he spent with them.

Also surviving are six children, attorney Lawrence A. and wife, Kristin, Dunmore; Dr. Elizabeth Durkin and husband, Dr. J.B. Nast, Dayton, Ohio; Michael Durkin and wife, Melissa, Germantown, Tenn.; Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Durkin, and wife, Sarah, Annapolis, Md.; Charles Durkin and wife, Angie Chan, New York, N.Y.; and Mary Julia Greene and husband, Dustin, Stuttgart, Germany; a stepdaughter, Sherry Daniel, San Francisco; a sister, Dorothy Kelly, Dunmore; a brother, Gerald and wife, Sheila, South Abington Twp.; 17 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday from the Albert P. O'Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 800 Taylor Ave., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Friends are asked to proceed directly to the church.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lackawanna Pro Bono, 321 Spruce St., Scranton, PA 18503. To offer an online condolence, visit O'Donnell funeral.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 22, 2013