H. Berton (Bert) Darling born December 22, 1917 in Estherville, Iowa passed away on June 18, 2012 in his home in Tucson. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Darling and mother, Lillian Von Sick Darling and his wife of 58 years, Mary Darling. Bert is survived by his four children, Nancy Walbert and her husband, Richard; Robert Darling and his wife, Joyane; William Darling and his wife, Priscilla; Steve Darling and his wife, Beth plus nine grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Bert was a homebuilder and land developer in Tucson for many years, and after retirement he was very active with tennis, golf, bicycling and walking. In recent years he had a passion for riding his 3-wheel bike and was very generous to special causes in the community. He will be greatly missed, but as he said many times "I've had a great 94 years." We would like to give special thanks to all of his dedicated caregivers headed up by Rose Harrison, and a special thanks also to Hospice nurse, Barbara Gilbert and TMC Hospice. There will be a "Celebration of Life" Service at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send your donations to the charity of your choice
or to TMC Hospice at 5301 E. Grant Rd 85712. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.
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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Jun. 20, 2012.