James R. Durborow

Oct 4 1947
Sep 14 2023
75 Years
East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania

James R. Durborow, 75, of East Fallowfield, PA, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 14, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Sue (Haines) Durborow with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, Jim was the son of the late John V. Durborow and Margarite "Peg" (McCorkle) Durborow.

Jim was a decorated US Army Vietnam War Veteran, serving from 1968 to 1970. He received the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60- Device, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart.

He was employed by the Philadelphia Electric Company for 33 years. After his retirement from PECO, Jim was the Owner and President of Veteran Construction and Utility Services, Inc for 20 years.

Jim was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Coatesville and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He dedicated many years coaching baseball and softball in the Coatesville area, even serving as President of the Caln Baseball League for a time. Jim spent many years volunteering and mentoring with Boy Scout Troop 117 in Coatesville. Jim also served on the Planning Commission for East Fallowfield Township.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by five children: Jamie Hanaway of Coatesville, Jimmy Durborow of Coatesville, Joel Durborow of Coatesville, Bob Durborow and wife Curry of Coatesville and Sanne Eisenhauer and husband Steve of Collegeville. Eight grandchildren: David Hanaway and wife Sajel, Josh Hanaway, Zachary Hanaway, Mackenzie Taylor, Hudson and Lukas Durborow, and Chase and Emilie Eisenhauer; one great grandchild, Sidney Hanaway. Plus, two brothers, John Durborow and wife Rosie of Downingtown and Tim Durborow of Parkesburg. In addition, he is survived by many loving family members and friends who are family, especially Jana Laepple of Hamburg, Germany who was an exchange student turned family. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Hiltebeitel.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Friday, September 29th at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 107 S. 17th Ave., Coatesville, PA 19320. Visitation will be held 9:00AM – 10:30AM with the service starting at 11:00AM. Inurnment service will be private at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Jim’s memory to David's Drive in Coatesville; The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Coatesville; or Petals Please in Downingtown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Sep 29 2023 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd



Lola & I were truly shocked and saddened by Jim's Passing. He was always very kind and friendly to us . I will miss his friendly and soft spoken voice

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<p>Sue,we were so sorry to hear about Jim.Be strong and know you are truly loved&nbsp;</p>

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Thank you Lou

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Sue and family, I know John and Rosie Durborow thru our small group in Ocala, Fl. John was heart broken to hear of his brother being so ill and spoke highly of him. Knowing John I am sure that you have lost a special partner and will miss him being there by your side. Those good memories and the presence of God will uplift and encourage you along the path to the future and during this difficult time. Reads like you have a good support system with your family. Just remember that Jesus is by your side too.

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Sue and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our sincere condolences.

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To John and remaining family, we extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy Sincerely, Larry Mayo and Beverly Griffy-Harclerode.

God bless




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Sue, Jimmy, Tim, and family we are shocked and saddened by Jim's passing. It was an honor to know and work with him. Jim will be missed throughout the community. Please know that our thoughts are with you all at this time. May you find peace and comfort in each other. Our warmest regards, The Richard Cox family.

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Sue and family.  My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jim.  I saw a post on PECO PEEPS and my heart sank.  I reflect on the great times that we had at Coatesville Service building in the 90s and the mutual dear friend we had in Jack Handy (May he rest in peace).  Jim was one of the purest hearts that I’ve known and the world will miss his kindness, friendship, coaching and many other strong traits.  He demonstrated fruit of the spirit as the Lord calls us to.  May God’s grace abound to you and the family during this time of grief.

Ron Bradley



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I worked with Jim at PECO, a real Genteman and a class act. Alway smiling, always pleasant to work with. one of the good ones.

Bill Tennant

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Sue and family, please know how very sorry we are about Jim’s passing. Sending you hugs and prayers and may good memories live in your hearts forever.



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