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Michael Durso

March 12, 1930 ~ June 11, 2017 (age 87)

Michael “Mike” Durso, 87, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday evening, June 11, 2017 at Stein Hospice Center in Sandusky.

On March 12, 1930 in Tiffin, he was born to Joseph and Assunta (Colatruglio) Durso.  He married Katherine E. Loparo on October 22, 1955 in the Immaculate Conception Church in Bellevue and she preceded him in death on March 23, 2009.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (James) Burness of Dublin, OH; Michelle (James) Spinella of Baldwinsville, NY; five grandchildren, Megan, Kylie and Mackenzie Burness and Rachel and Nicole Spinella; and brother, Frank Durso of Sandusky.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, Tony Durso and sisters, Angela Stefanelli and Mary Emaline.

He served six years in the United States Navy from 1947 to 1953, serving three tours in Korea from 1950 to 1953 and retired in 1992 from Gem Industrial, Inc., Toledo as an estimator and project manager.  He was a member of Ironworkers Local 55, Toledo.  Mike was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary mix choir, American Legion Post 169, Tiffin, Fraternal Order Golden Age Eagel, 402, Amvets Post 48, Korean War Veterans Association, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Allen Eiry Senior Center, Ironworkers Retiree Members Club 55 and VFW Post 2858, Tiffin.  He was a Mass coordinator, a Eucharistic minister and was involved in the Cursillo movement.  Mike was a team captain for St. Mary funeral lunch program and volunteered for many organizations around the community; Sharing Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Allen Eiry Senior Center and St. Mary Catholic Church.  He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, traveling, working in his garden and cooking for his family.  “My greatest accomplish in my life was my wife, Katherine, who gave me two beautiful girls.” 

His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Walters officiating.  A Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.  Burial will follow with military honors conducted by the United Veterans Council at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.  A luncheon will follow at the AmVets.

Friends may visit and share stories on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4-8:00 P.M. at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Heart Fund, Stein Hospice, Allen Eiry Senior Center or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
June 16, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
85 S. Sandusky St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

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