Obituary | Jacob Matthew Durkin-Kuehner of Plano, Texas
Jacob Matthew Durkin-Kuehner
August 10, 1996 – December 07, 2018
Jacob Matthew Durkin-Kuehner was born on August 10, 1996 in Plano, Texas. He was a 2015 graduate of Plano Senior High School and attended The University of Arkansas for three years and one semester. Jake was working towards his degree at Arkansas to become a Theatrical Technician. Over the course of his lifetime , he had performed in over 20 plays and was amazing to watch on stage.
Jake always had a smile on his face and could easily make everybody laugh. He truly was a consummate entertainer. He never met a stranger and was quick to put others before himself. If Jake learned of a friend in need, he would drop whatever he might be in the middle of to go and help his friend. He was the greatest son in the world and made his parents feel as if they were the best parents in the world too.
Sadly, Jake left this world on December 7, 2018 and will be forever remembered by his loving fiance’ Michaela Conway, parents Angela and Tim Kuehner, father Paul Durkin and his wife Michelle, brothers Joshua, Joseph and Johnathan, step-brother and sister Colin and Madison, grandparents John and Barbara Smith and Ruth Durkin and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service to honor Jake’s life will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Allen Family Funeral Options in Plano. A visitation will begin prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until service time. Following the funeral, Jake will be laid to rest at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Jake’s memory to the Drama Department at Plano Senior High School. Donations may be mailed to: PSHS, attn. Drama Department, 2200 Independence Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75075 or left in the care of the funeral home on Friday.
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Justin P. Durkin Sr. 1977-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs
WARREN — Justin Patrick Durkin Sr. , 44, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. Justin was born July 15, 1977, in Youngstown, the son of James P. Durkin and Cheryl Bernat Durkin.
Justin graduated from Chaney High School in 1995 and was a graduate of Wendelstedt Umpire School in Daytona Beach, Fla. After working as a professional umpire in the New York-Penn League, Justin returned to the area to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Youngstown firefighter. Justin was most recently employed as an agent with American Income Insurance Company.
Justin was an avid sports fan who loved Ohio State football, the Philadelphia Eagles and any team that any member of his family was playing for or coaching. He spent much of his time coaching youth soccer, baseball and football for his children, niece and nephews, as well as umpiring for many youth leagues.
Justin loved his family and friends and had the biggest personality. He was loud, funny, had the greatest smile and gave the best hugs. It was impossible to walk away from him without laughing or smiling.
Justin leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Justin, Leah and Jordan Durkin, and Kayley Scurti; his parents, James Durkin and Cheryl Durkin; his brother, Phillip Durkin; his sisters, Dawn Schneider and Lesley Durkin; his niece and nephews, Kane Durkin, Halle and Jake Schneider, and Derrek Durkin; and his girlfriend, Erin McKinney, and her daughter, Gia.
Justin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Donald and Millicent Bernat, and Michael and Ida Durkin.
Justin will be missed and remembered by all who knew him.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue in Boardman, followed by a 6 p.m. service.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Justin’s family.
After Jail and Recovery, Timmy Brooks Finds Redemption at Cabrini
(Inside Lacrosse Photos: Jaclyn Borowski)
This was a surreal world Timmy Brooks was about to enter. He was no longer the square-jawed, rugged-looking, wholesome lacrosse player from the leafy suburbs of Philadelphia. This was a teenager being escorted by a court bailiff through a dark underground tunnel.
Awaiting Brooks on the other side, amid the chasing sea of cameras, was an altered short, gray school bus insulated with mesh caging. Brooks, dressed in a crisp blue suit jacket and khaki pants, walked two rows back, past 12 county-blue issued uniforms, and sat looking straight ahead at rusted metal with handcuffs on his wrists and shackles on his ankles, wondering about his future.
The questions bounded in his head: What will this be like? Will I get beat up? Will I be raped? Can I make it through this? How different will I be when I get out? How did I get to a place where it was OK to illegally sell marijuana? How did I get to the heart-wrenching place where it was OK to lie to my parents? And how did I get to a place where I was OK to manipulate, lie and repel everything I was taught by coaches, teachers and a caring family?
Timmy Brooks, then a 19-year-old seemingly with the world in his hands, was about to enter prison, sentenced to nine to 23 months in county jail, with five years’ probation after pleading guilty to five felonies for selling weed. In February 2015, he was depicted as “Timothy C. Brooks,” strung across international news outlets as a tragic cautionary tale
Today, Brooks, 24, is a senior attackman and two-time USILA All-American at Cabrini, nestled in verdant Radnor, just outside Philadelphia. He graduated on May 19, Suma Cum Laude with a degree in business management and was presented with the Girard-Goodwin Scholar-Athlete Award for the highest GPA of all male athletes at the school. This Sunday, he will play on Lincoln Financial Field with the Cavaliers in the Division III NCAA Title Game.
That gets lost when you Google “Timothy C. Brooks.”
The same cameras that followed him during his perp walk are nowhere to be found after his rehabilitation. For a week, his home was besieged with TV trucks looking for an angle on a high-profile case.
Brooks credits the worst thing that ever happened to him turning out in many ways to save his life. For the first time since he’s been out and back to doing something he’s loved — playing lacrosse — Brooks spoke to Inside Lacrosse about his journey: where it started, where it is and where it’s going.
He’s also light years aways from the moment when the two lives he was living collided into one.
A 2013 grad of Haverford School (Pa.), the high school national powerhouse where he was once a captain, Brooks is apologetic, tranquil, remorseful and grateful for everyone that stood behind him when it was not so easy to do so. Above all, he carries a strong, sobering message to anyone willing to listen about the ills of drug use and selling drugs.
That includes speaking to teams and schools, something he’s done over 20 times, about his personal experience, strength and hope.
“If what happened to me didn’t happen, it was inevitable I was heading down a path where there was no good resolution,” says Brooks, who, prior to being arrested in April 2014, had no criminal record. “There’s a saying in the world of recovery that if you do what you did long enough, you end up in one of three places: jail, (mental) institutions or death. I was definitely heading 100 percent in those directions. ”
“I saw more drugs in jail than I did when I was dealing drugs. I watched people pack up their stuff, say that once they were out, they were going to get ice cream with their daughter or play with their son, or walk their dog. Hours later, we were learning that they were dead (from overdosing).
“I learned we lock up tons of people because of drugs. I was exposed to something that I never thought that I would be exposed to— what I found is that about 70 to 80 percent of the people I was in jail with were active drug addicts. A lot of them were people like me: really good people, people who had goals and dreams like I had. They had jobs and families and were educated, but were stuck in the throes of addiction the way I was, before I had the privilege of getting sober.
“We’re all labeled. I’m Timmy Brooks, I’m an alcoholic and a drug addict, but I’m also a felon, and the fact that I’m a felon comes first.”
It’s a long way from 32-man cell pods. It’s an arduous odyssey from the endless chaos he caused his family, and to those dear to him, and it’s a revelation to the power of forgiveness and stepping into a realm of responsibility many still fear to tread.
“I actually like who I am today,” said Brooks, who last did drugs on Feb. 28, 2014, the day he was arrested. His sobriety date is March 1, 2014. “I made mistakes. I am and have been willing to admit all of those mistakes and I own them. I needed everything that happened to me to happen. I needed money to feed my addiction. That’s where it all came from. I lied to everyone in my family, and I regret it to this day. It makes me sick that I was a part of something where I was influencing or participating in things that led me to where I was.
“I also have a lot of gratitude. I live by a set of moral values and associate myself with others who live by those same values. I learned that character is not impression or perception; it’s action. It’s what I do when no one is looking. Am I going to do something because I want someone to think better of me, or do something because it’s what I believe in?”
“My mission is to walk through every door that opens and make the people who opened it glad that they did. ”
From Sept. 9, 2015, the time Brooks got out of jail, until now, he’s made many believers.
Timmy Brooks was like any other high school kid. He dabbled here and there with pot; he’d drink beers with the guys on weekends like many kids his age.
Brooks attended the prestigious all-boys school with a great lacrosse tradition. Historically, Haverford School players wind up at major Division I colleges. Go down any roster of Division I NCAA national champions the last decade and chances are there will be a Haverford School player or two on it.
Brooks smoked weed for the first time when he was a junior in high school. He never did it alone, but it gradually progressed from recreational use to more habitual. By the time he graduated, his drug use had escalated.
He masked it well.
“I was very good at hiding it and lying about it, and talk about other kids who were doing drugs to put the attention on them,” Brooks recalled. “I made a lot of mistakes and lying to my family was the first and foremost among them. I’d tell my parents I was going somewhere when I was actually going somewhere else.
“I had great teachers and coaches throughout my life. At Haverford School, I was honest about the little things. One of my greatest regrets is not using all of the resources that I had at Haverford School to get help. I pulled it off well. My parents knew nothing. Some of my friends knew I was pushing it harder than others. I created an image of normalcy intentionally; I didn’t think I had a problem.”
“By the time I was a high school senior, I would have certainly qualified myself as a drug addict and an alcoholic.”
It didn’t mean Brooks was drinking or getting high every night. And he was still playing well. He says he never went to school high and he never played high. He made sure he kept that area of his life pure, whether subconsciously or not. His play garnered the attention of the coaches at the University of Richmond.
“That was part of how I could convince myself that I was OK, because I could set these rules for myself that I was convinced I could follow,” Brooks said. “As long as I followed those rules, I thought I never had a problem. I had a great group of guys on my team, and I didn’t want to do anything that would have been socially unacceptable around them.”
Brooks began playing organized lacrosse when he was in second grade. The sport was a part of him, as was golf. Brooks was also hit hard by the death of a friend, Kip Taviano, who died in a car accident on May 28, 2013. His inner-voice grew silent, and the self-imposed rules were gone. That summer before entering Richmond was filled with drug and alcohol use.
A week before arriving at Richmond in August 2013, as part of the Spiders’ inaugural recruiting class, Brooks momentarily cleaned himself up in fear of being drug-tested. Unable to manage, he quickly quit the team and withdrew from school.
By mid-September, Brooks was back at home in Villanova, Pa.
He underwent shoulder surgery on Nov. 7, 2013, to repair a previous injury, which laid him up for two weeks. Brooks was going to apply to a big state school and get a fresh start.
At least, that was the plan.
By mid-Dec. 2013, Brooks connected with others who were in a similar aimless stage of life. They would party together for days and weeks at a time, reaching the point where Brooks’ habit was becoming unaffordable. There are typically three ways addicts sustain their habits: steal, deal or prostitute. Brooks chose dealing.
It was a venture that didn’t last long.
On the morning of Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, Brooks got high for the last time. That night, he was visited by five Montgomery County detectives, who showed up in his kitchen.
Before that day, the strongest infraction Brooks had ever received was a speeding ticket when he was 17. Other than that, he had no criminal past and no affiliation with drugs.
“I remember one of the detectives stepping forward saying, ‘Timmy, we’re here to talk about the marijuana dealing that you’ve been doing,’ and that was my moment when I realized, moving forward, everything would be different,” Brooks remembers. “A lot of the mistakes that I made would be evident. There was no way of getting out of it.
“I looked at my mother, and I cried. Then she cried. My mother didn’t know. No one from my family knew. The detectives went through my car and an attorney came over. The attorney helped me navigate the process.”
The case never went to trial. Brooks pleaded guilty and was arraigned in April 2014. He found himself on a bus heading to county jail on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. He also found himself all over the media. “Dr. Phil” called. “Good Morning America” called. The “Today” Show called.
Before then, Brooks underwent a 30-day stay in an active recovery program at the Caron Foundation, based in Reading, Pa. He was in a unit of 20 men who ranged in age from 18-to-25, with differing recovery cycles. One of the initial things the 20 were told was that two would remain sober, five would die and the rest will struggle. Of the 20, Brooks has been the only one to have remained clean continuously. Five did die, Brooks was told.
Within three months in county jail, Brooks qualified for the work-release program. He would wake up at 5 a.m., catch a bus in Pottstown, Pa., to Ardmore, Pa., and arrive at a flower store. He’d work until 7 p.m. and take public transportation back.
“The light at the end of the tunnel was in sight,” said Brooks, who was greeted by his mother and his girlfriend, Maddie Duff, on his release date, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. “I started to think about whether school was something I wanted to do. Lacrosse, at that point, wasn’t even on my mind.”
Throughout this whole ordeal, Duff believed in him and saw things beyond headlines. She saw his essence, and bothered to care.
She was a major force during his incarceration. She wrote him a letter every day for the first four months he was in jail.
“I wasn’t about to be judgmental, I asked Timmy everything and I trusted what he said,” said Duff, a Virginia graduate with a degree in media studies. “I didn’t have a problem asking him deep, serious questions. I only knew the sober Timmy. I can’t even picture the drunk Timmy, or the Timmy that did drugs.
“The guy I met wasn’t the guy being shown all over the news.”
Duff and Brooks have been seeing each other since she wrote the letters.
Nine days before his release, Brooks noticed an ad for Cabrini University while going back to jail.
“I filled out an online application to Cabrini and I had a lot of doubt whether I would be accepted, because there was a box you had to check if you were a felon,” Brooks said. “I checked the box and the next day, I received a call from a woman in the Cabrini’s admissions office, and she asked me if I was Timmy Brooks.
“She asked me if I accidentally checked the felon box. I told her ‘No.’ We had a conversation about my experiences and the details of my life. I sent her docket records and a few days later, they accepted me. When I got home, [I knew] I was at least going to go to school and try it out. ”
Brooks arrived home from jail on Wednesday, Sept. 9. On the following day, he was sitting in the second row in Accounting 110 at 8:15 a.m. at Cabrini. He had missed nine days of class.
Cabrini lacrosse coach Steve Colfer received an email from Brooks soon after he enrolled at the Radnor-based school, inquiring about potentially playing for the lacrosse team. Colfer knew of Brooks from the many years Cabrini hosted the Inter-Ac Invitational Tournament.
For six weeks, the two met on a weekly basis for about an hour. Colfer wanted to know a little more about Brooks, and he wanted to feel comfortable with re-entering a lacrosse setting. Colfer vetted Brooks and felt the time was right for him to be introduced to the team on the day before Thanksgiving break in 2015.
“We called a mandatory team meeting and everyone walked into the room thinking we were going to go over routine things, and I’m assuming 99 percent of the room was thinking that was it,” Colfer said. “We had Timmy in there and we introduced him to the team, and we told them Timmy had a story that he wanted to tell.
“Timmy took the floor before 45 to 50 guys he had no relationship with and told his story. He was genuine, transparent and authentic. Guys were completely blown away. After the question-answer period we had with Timmy, he left the room and as a group we talked about everything.”
The Cavaliers unanimously voted to make Brooks a member of the team.
Everything has been seamless since then.
“I’ve had faculty pull me aside and tell me how they love Timmy,” Colfer said. “He was elected as a captain his senior year. If I was faced with the same decision of Timmy being on the team, I would do it every single time.”
While Brooks had been warmly embraced by his new Cabrini teammates, he wasn’t so well received by opponents.
Brooks was subjected to being called “druggie,” “drug dealer,” and having his jail number being chanted.
“It’s simmered down now, but Timmy’s first and second years here, it was brutal,” Colfer said, seething. “I mean, the things said from the stands were unbelievable, and from opposing sidelines during warm-ups. I won’t go into the teams and the places. Those people have to live with themselves, if they knew anything about what this kid went through.
“What Timmy endured galvanized him, and it galvanized his teammates. We have an attitude that if a team wants to expend emotional energy before games, then let them. We love it when other teams chirp and talk, and scream and yell.
“I will say this: Timmy laughed everything off, because what was said pissed his teammates off more than it did him. He’s risen every metric of this program. Timmy can step down and shoot it with anyone in the country. He clearly has the ability to play Division I lacrosse, and he definitely has the academic profile to play at that level.”
Brooks has played midfield and attack. The only thing that’s stopped him has been nagging hamstring and shoulder injuries. He suffered a broken right collarbone earlier this season, yet failed to miss a practice, charting stats and compiling them into spreadsheets for the coaches and players.
“I only know this Timmy Brooks, and that’s what I told him the first day I met him,” Colfer says. “I don’t know the other man who had his issues. It’s hard to connect those two people. That’s the beauty of this country. We’re founded on giving people second chances. Timmy Brooks is a prime example of what you can do with a second chance in life.”
Brooks did have his concerns. He was trying to avoid the very partying environment that is sometimes part of the lacrosse community.
“What did it for me was becoming part of something greater than myself,” Brooks said, explaining why he made the choice to join the Cavaliers. “I hadn’t touched a stick in three years. I remember where I came from. I remember where I’ve been and how I got there. I wasn’t about to get caught up again. But the people here at Cabrini have been unbelievable.
“When I met the guys on the team, they accepted me, despite my past. I love this team and my teammates. It’s very, very clear that when my story was on the news, people did turn their shoulders and looked the other way. For every five people like that, there was one or two who reached out to me or personally reached out to my parents in support.
“That was the lacrosse community. I know the knock lacrosse gets in some circles, but personally speaking, as it relates to my active addiction, there were definitely lacrosse people in my life when I was having some of my worst moments. When I was getting as high as I could, and as drunk as I could, they came up to me and told me ‘You should probably stop’ and I looked at them and said, ‘F— you!’ I wasn’t in a place where I could hear it.
“But the lacrosse people were the saviors in my world of recovering addicts and alcoholics. The lacrosse community tries to prevent us from doing the dumb things we would like to do.”
Clint Brooks, Timmy’s father, was also sitting in the stands at Cabrini games when the verbal salvos were fired. Clint was a rock throughout Timmy’s ordeal. Clint should know. He had his issues, too, growing up. He’s been sober for 25 years and very engaged in the sobriety community. It’s a hereditary disease that Clint had concerns would creep into the lives of his three children.
When the world was honing in on Timmy, Clint was a steadying force in keeping everything balanced amid the media scrutiny.
Clint confronted Timmy’s problems and painted a pathway.
“The first sign we had of what was going was when we had police in our house,” said Clint, 52, an employee benefit consultant. “We watched Timmy detox in our house, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. It was ugly.”
“Lacrosse has always been a big part of our lives. I played in college and coached Timmy when he was a kid. I will tell you this about Timmy, though. He’s a better golfer than he is a lacrosse player, and he doesn’t even practice golf. He’s always identified as an athlete and what he likes is the team notion of lacrosse. He likes the camaraderie and the closeness you get on a lacrosse team and Haverford School was unbelievable for him that way.
“If anyone should have known Timmy had a problem, it should have been me. Everyone at Haverford School has been tremendous. No one there is at fault for what happened. Timmy has one problem and it’s addiction and alcoholism. If he deals with that, he’ll own the world.”
Upon graduation, Timmy is starting a business for recovering addicts. Personally, it’s reached a point where numerous people have come to the Brooks family for sobriety help, and most of the time, Clint refers them to Timmy, who will sit with teenagers or their parents and let them know the perils ahead if they continue, explaining his own corridor to recovery.
Before this season, Cabrini never had a practice wall. Last summer, Timmy came up with the idea to build one at Cabrini’s lacrosse facility before he graduated. It was a priority for Brooks to dedicate the wall in the memory of Jake Durkin, a former Cabrini lacrosse player who died suddenly in April 2016 and would have graduated with Brooks’ senior class.
Brooks spearheaded a GoFundMe page, which raised in upwards of $15,000 in 72 hours. “Durkin’s Wall” went up May 1, with a dedication plaque in the lower righthand corner that states: “In Memory of Jake Durkin, No. 42.”
“After this year, there will be no current Cabrini lacrosse players who had the privilege to know and play with Jake at Cabrini,” Brooks said. “Over the last four seasons, the 2019 class has made it a priority to share our memories of Jake. The wall serves as a symbol for everything Jake was to the Cabrini community.”
Brooks made a list covering everyone from his teachers and coaches at Haverford School, to family and friends, apologizing to each one individually.
“I’m so proud of the man that Timmy has turned into,” Clint says with a snap of emotion in his voice. “What amazes me most is Timmy isn’t bitter or jaded about what happened to him. To me, if I were him, I would be bitter or jaded. He tells me he had to go through what he had to go through. It’s not who he is. His life now is going to be better than the one I thought he ruined. ”
Before Timmy was sentenced, he treated his father to lunch one day. They sat down in a diner and in a very emotional tone, Timmy offered to pay for all of the legal issues and rehab. There was no way Clint was going to accept.
“The job of a parent is to love your child even when they’re being unlovable,” Clint said. “It wasn’t hard for me and his mother. Timmy had so much shame, we didn’t need to give him more. He was persona non grata everywhere. But it’s the magic of the recovery community throughout the world. It’s about second chances and making the most of them.”
With 4:51 left in Cabrini’s NCAA Division III Quarterfinal game against York on May 15, Brooks scored the tying goal on a man-up, knotting the game at 8-8. Cabrini wound up winning, 11-10, in overtime, sending the Cavaliers to win their first-ever NCAA Semifinal.
Colfer left the field teary eyed.
Timmy’s story is not over yet.
“I don’t know where Timmy is going, but I want to go too,” Clint said. “I couldn’t be happier for him.”
Justin Patrick Durkin Obituary – Death, Justin Patrick Durkin Has Died – Death & Obituary News
Justin Patrick Durkin Death – Obituary – It is with heavy hearts, Deaddeath learnt that a Youngstown firefighter, Justin Patrick Durkin has died on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at age 44.
Justin Patrick Durkin passed away leaving family and friends heartbroken. It’s indeed a sad death, an unfortunate end to the life of a soul.
Justin Patrick Durkin Cause Of Death
As it stands now, the cause of Justin death is yet to be known. We’re making frantic efforts to get reliable information on this. Hence the only information we can surely confirm at the moment is that the great soul is no more.
Justin Patrick Durkin Obituary
Justin (Born: July 15, 1977, Youngstown) he is the beloved son of James P. Durkin and Cheryl (Bernat) Durkin. He graduated from Youngstown Chaney High School in 1995. and Wendelstedt Umpire School in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Justin is survived in death by his beloved children, Justin, Leah and Jordan Durkin and Kayley Scurti; his parents, James Durkin and Cheryl Durkin; his brother, Phillip Durkin; his sisters, Dawn Schneider and Lesley Durkin; his niece and nephews, Kane Durkin, Halle and Jake Schneider and Derrek Durkin and his girlfriend, Erin McKinney and her daughter, Gia. Justin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Donald and Millicent Bernat and Michael and Ida Durkin.
The death of this lovely fellow will surely leave a huge gap. A gap family and friends will not be able to close so quickly. Surely the demise will live on as an eternal memory in people’s hearts.
Justin Patrick Durkin Burial Arrangements
Calling hours will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue in Boardman followed by a 6:00 p. m. service. We strongly urge that you please follow CDC guidelines by wearing your mask and practice social distancing.
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Janet Irene Durkin, quick-witted, compassionate and a dear friend to many
Janet Irene Durkin, quick-witted, compassionate and a dear friend to many
Janet Irene (Marley) Durkin (born October 15, 1935), of West Dover, Vermont and Falmouth, MA, aged nearly 85 years, died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday, August 14, 2020. The life she had already lived, and the more she had planned to live, gave no indication of her actual age. She was quick-witted, compassionate and a dear friend to many.
Janet lived a life full of love, adventure, fun and with a community of friends — what she fondly referred to as “the Good Life. ” After early years working as a registered nurse and later as an educator in the early years of special education, Janet and husband Thomas raised four children, sailing from and enjoying their beloved Falmouth on Cape Cod and skiing in Vermont in the winters. Janet and Tom ran several successful businesses together, first in Falmouth: The Good Life Frozen Yogurt Shop with two locations, one on Main St. and another in the former Casino Building on Falmouth Heights. They later received acclaim at The Longwood Inn in Marlboro, VT, having been named “the ultimate inn” by New England Magazine and earning a 3-star review in The Boston Globe for the restaurant there. The Durkins continued their hospitality at Waquoit Bay Bed & Breakfast in Falmouth. For nearly three decades, they also greeted those from near and far as the friendly and welcoming couple that sold tickets at the base of the Mt. Snow Ski Resort in West Dover, VT. After “retiring,” they continued to welcome travelers to their AirB&B on Locustfield Road in Falmouth.
Janet was passionate about her hopes and love for our country. She was always quick to offer help to those in need. In the past several months, Janet sewed over 400 face masks for donation to help combat the coronavirus.
It would be difficult to find a mother prouder of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Despite her distain for contact sports, she had recently become an avid hockey fan while cheering on her two great-grandsons on Cape Cod and delighted in everything about her three newest great-grandchildren in Vermont. Perhaps her nursing background helped her earn the nickname “the baby whisperer” for her expertise in calming infants.
Janet will be sorely missed by her immediate and extended family, including her devoted husband, Tom, and their children: Thomas and his wife Susan of Brattleboro, Vt.; their daughter Pattee of Falmouth, MA, and their daughter Tracy of Thermopolis, WY. Their son Peter died in 2011. Janet is survived by her grandchildren: Michael T. Durkin and his wife Brianna; Emily (Durkin) McFadden and her husband Brandon; and Caitlin Durkin, all of Burlington, Vt. Pattee’s daughter Kerry Lardner, who’s two boys (the avid hockey players), Cole and Bode Jensen, live in Truro, MA; and Peter’s son Andrew Milligan and wife Crystal, who live in Redmond, CA. All of Janet’s great-grandchildren took an immediate shine to their “Gigi”, including Bennett & Everett McFadden and Callum Durkin, all of Burlington, Vt. Janet is also survived by very beloved nieces, nephews and her last surviving in-law, William Durkin of Winchester, NH.
Janet is survived by her devoted husband, Tom, and their children: Thomas and his wife Susan of Brattleboro, Vt.; Pattee Durkin of Falmouth and Tracy of Thermopolis, WY. She was predeceased by her son Peter. Janet is survived by her grandchildren: Michael T. Durkin and his wife Brianna; Emily (Durkin) McFadden and her husband Brandon; and Caitlin Durkin, all of Burlington, Vt. and Kerry Lardner of Truro, MA. All of Janet’s great-grandchildren took an immediate shine to their “Gigi,” including Bennett and Everett McFadden and Callum Durkin, all of Burlington, Vt.
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Obituary | Glennis H. Durkin
Glennis H. Durkin
October 02, 1926 – March 18, 2015
Glennis H. Durkin, 88, a resident of Redwood City CA, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 18 at her daughter and son in law’s home in Hartland, VT.
She was born in 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the daughter of Harry and Agnes (Furdek) Collins. She received her schooling in Wisconsin graduating from Riverside High School. She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1948. She married Dr. Robert Durkin in Milwaukee on January 29, 1949. They moved to California in 1955 to start his new dental practice.
Mrs. Durkin was an active member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Redwood City, where she was a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, President of the Women’s Club and a second mother to many of the Clergy.
She was predeceased by her husband of fifty four years in 2003. She was also predeceased by her parents, and one sister, Charlotte Laurich and her husband, Edward.
Survivors include, four daughters, Susan Frantal and her husband, Dr. Terry Frantal of Kenosha, WI, Nancy Cone and her husband, Jonathan of Hartland, VT, Mary Beth Porfido and her husband, Michael of Walnut Creek, CA, and Dr. Patricia Stepp and her husband, Matthew Crawford of Fort Collins, CO, three sons, Dennis Durkin and his wife, Stephanie of Redwood City, CA, Dr. Timothy Durkin and his wife, Elizabeth of South Lake Tahoe, CA and Dr. Robert Durkin and his wife, Paraluman of Honolulu, HI, one brother, Marshall Puckett and his wife, Gail of Albuquerque, NM, eighteen grandchildren, Melissa (Colin) Morris, Dennis (Tiffany) Durkin, Lisa Durkin, Dr. Michael (Jessica) Frantal, Amy (Samuel) Martin, Daniel (Natalie) Durkin, Robert (Shannon) Durkin, Colleen (Larry) Shannon, Hildy (Josh) Rein, Jessica (Jake) Vollebregt, Margie (Adam) Saur, Juliana and Alessandra Porfido, Heather and Olivia Stepp, Kainalu, Aidan and Matais Durkin, eighteen great grandchildren, Telyn Morris, Alex and Kylie Durkin, Matthew and Madelyn Martin, Brooke, Gracie and Madison Durkin, Julia, Camille, Natalie and Melanie Shannon, Molly and Connor Rein, Marianne and Thomas Vollebregt, Addison and Jack Saur, and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 24 at 6:00 pm at St. Pius Catholic Church at 1100 Woodside Road in Redwood City, CA. A private committal service will be held in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, CA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bayada Hospice at PO Box 1590, Norwich, VT 05055.
“We have lost a tremendously giving, compassionate, loving, self-sacrificing, mother. She was beyond special and a great inspiration to all who had the gift of being loved by her. She thankfully went gently into the hands of the Lord who gave her such a special task as caring for each of us, family and friends galore.”
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, VT assisted with the arrangements.
Obituary | Jake Leedy | Coffelt Funeral Service
May 01, 1951 – July 13, 2014
John “Jake” Wyatt Leedy, 63, of Sandpoint, Idaho, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Bonner General Hospital. Born May 1, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to Daniel Cassius Leedy and Lorna Mae Leedy, John was the second of their four children.
John grew up in the small town of Encinitas in coastal Southern California. He spent summers on the beach, surfing and playing volleyball with his brothers and a close-knit group of lifelong friends. When not on the beach, he and his friends spent days and nights exploring the local wilderness. Their camping and hiking expeditions to Black Mountain, the Porker Ranch, Box Canyon and other sites resulted in a multitude of adventures (and misadventures). Their shared experiences forged lasting bonds and made for some pretty good stories–stories that assumed legendary proportions (at least in the minds of their protagonists) through their many and varied retellings. There was the Drive-in Caper, the Burning Boots, Jumping the Clam, the Baptism of Interstate 5–numerous dubious exploits that any kid would be proud to be a part of.
John played Little League baseball and wrestled in high school, making it to the California Interscholastic Federation finals his junior and senior years. He graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1969 and went on to study anthropology at the University of Wyoming, graduating in 1973. In college he particularly enjoyed studying abroad in Austria and trips to Mexico on archeological digs, where he served as project engineer. Much later in his life, Jake returned to college at North Idaho College to earn his AA Certificate in drafting.
John moved to Colorado in 1973 to pursue a passion for skiing he’d developed during his Wyoming years, and that is when he got renamed. Landing at a ski area called Happy Jack, he found himself surrounded by Johns. One of his colleagues started calling him Jake, and it stuck. His next move was to A-Basin, the highest ski area in Colorado. After heading up the ski shop for several years, he started a search for the perfect place to spend the rest of his life. Sandpoint, with its ski area and gorgeous lake met all his specifications. He found his dream ranch on Center Valley Road and has lived there since 1978.
Thanks to his springer spaniels, Cody and Ebony, he also found the love of his life, Jennifer. He spotted her good looking springer, Charlie, outside the Donkey Jaw and went in to seek his owner. After a little conversation about the merits of their fine dogs, things just clicked. Jake and Jennifer were married out at the ranch in 1982. All three dogs were in attendance.
Jake worked at Schweitzer Basin in Skier Services for most of his years in Sandpoint and was delighted when he earned his lifetime pass. He also worked as a carpenter and builder for many years before moving into city planning after he’d earned his degree from NIC.
Jake was passionate about his family, which, in addition to Jennifer included his daughters Serina Dawn Leedy and Lisa Marie Leedy. His daughter Serina and son in law Ben Cutler added two more girls to the clan, Mae Ahava Cutler and Ruth Honorah Cutler.
Born into a good-sized Irish clan and himself a lover and teller of stories, Jake decided his extended family ought to get to know one another better and share more stories. He started the tradition of Leedy-Durkin family reunions every three years and hosted two of them in Sandpoint, the first in 1980. His story telling skills were much admired by all members of his extended family.
Besides family, skiing and water sports, Jake had a passion for reading, boating, hummingbirds, sea otters, his dogs, his homes on Center Valley Rd. and “Happy Hollow,” out on Bottle Bay. An active member of the Sandpoint community, he participated in meditation classes, yoga with Maria Alberg, Lost in the 50’s, the AA Fellowship, and Cancer Survivors’ Group.
In addition to his wife, daughters, granddaughters and son in law, Jake is survived by his two brothers, David Merrill Leedy and his wife Nancy; Thomas Joseph Leedy and his wife, Martha; and his sister Lisa Leedy Thomson and her husband David.
His “adopted” sons Erik Boone, Ben Larsen and Kyle Deshon also survive him, as well as numerous cherished cousins, nieces and nephews, his dear friend Marsinah Runge and the girls of summer, and the Lost in the 50’s gang. Grady Logan, Sandy and Dennis Lee, Eddie and Allen Jones, Keith and George Dubois, and Gary Bergman remained lifelong friends from his Encinitas days.
Special thanks to our wonderful doctors at Seattle Cancer Care Center, Dr. Lin and Heidi Stetcher, RN, the team at Kootenai Cancer Center, Dr. Gertson, and Jake’s nurses in ICU, Chuck and Rachel.
The family suggests memorials be given to Community Cancer Services in Sandpoint. Family and friends are invited to sign Jake’s online guest book at [email protected]
A gathering for family and friends will be held at the family home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 4 p. m.
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In 2019, the Golden Mask festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. The festival program will run from February to April 2019 and will end on April 16 with a solemn ceremony on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theater.
For the award in the nomination Operetta-Musical / Performance will fight:
“Run, Alice, run”, Taganka Theater, Moscow
“Vinyl”, Musical Theater, Krasnoyarsk
“The Count of Monte Cristo”, Musical Comedy Theater, St. Petersburg
“Twelve Months”, Theater “Karambol”, St. Petersburg
“Dwarf Nose”, Theater-Theater, Perm
Orpheus & Eurydice, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg
“Roman Holiday”, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk
In personal nominations nominated:
Operetta-Musical / Conductor’s work Tatiana Vinogradova, “Dwarf Nose”, Theater-Theater, Perm
– Alexey Nefedov, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Musical Comedy Theater, St. Petersburg
– Alexander Novikov, “Roman Holiday”, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk
– Boris Nodelman, Orpheus & Eurydice, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg
– Valery Shelepov, Vinyl, Musical Theater, Krasnoyarsk
Operetta-Musical / Director’s work
– Maxim Didenko, “Run, Alice, Run”, Taganka Theater, Moscow
– KERO, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Musical Comedy Theater, St. Petersburg
– Boris Milgram, “Dwarf Nose”, Theater-Theater, Perm
– Anton Okoneshnikov, “Twelve Months”, Theater “Karambol”, St. Petersburg
– Nikolay Pokotylo, Vinyl, Musical Theater, Krasnoyarsk
– Philip Razenkov, “Roman Holiday”, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk
Kirill Strezhnev, “Orpheus & Eurydice”, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg
Operetta-Musical / Actress
– Elena Gazaeva, Mercedes, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Musical Comedy Theater, St. Petersburg
– Julia Dyakina, Eurydice, Orpheus & Eurydice, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg
– Yulia Korovko, Nastenka, “Twelve Months”, Karambol Theater, St. Petersburg
– Maria Seliverstova, Kapitolina, Vinyl, Musical Theater, Krasnoyarsk
– Anna Stavskaya, Princess Anna, “Roman Holiday”, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk
Operetta-Musical / Male role
– Rostislav Kolpakov, Edmond Dantes, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Musical Comedy Theater, St. Petersburg
– Nikita Kruzhilin, Orpheus, Orpheus & Eurydice, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg
– Alexander Kryukov, Joe Bradley, “Roman Holiday”, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk
– Igor Ladeyshchikov, Kharon, Orpheus & Eurydice, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg
Operetta-Musical / Best Supporting Actor Agata Vavilova, Louise Vampa, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Musical Comedy Theater, St. Petersburg
– Alexander Goncharuk, Fleidermaus, “Dwarf Nose”, Theater-Theater, Perm
– Vadim Kirichenko, Mario Delaney, hairdresser, “Roman Holidays”, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk
– Albert Makarov, Wetterbock, “Dwarf Nose”, Theater-Theater, Perm
– Lina Nova, Princess, “Twelve Months”, Theater “Karambol”, St. Petersburg
Creators of performances in the genre of “musical” are also present in the categories common to opera, ballet, musical and operetta: Evgeny Zagot (Vinyl, Musical Theater, Krasnoyarsk) and Andrei Krotov (Roman Vacations, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk) in nominations “The work of a composer in a musical theater” ; Daniil Akhmedov, (Dwarf Nose, Theater-Theater, Perm), Pavel Kaplevich (Orpheus & Eurydice, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg), Maria Tregubova (Run, Alice, Run, Taganka Theater, Moscow) in nominations “Work of an artist in a musical theater” ; Irena Belousova (Dwarf Nose, Theater-Theater, Perm), Elena Zhukova (Twelve Months, Karambol Theater, St. Petersburg), Yuri Namestnikov (Vinyl, Musical Theater, Krasnoyarsk),
Maria Tregubova (“Run, Alice, Run”, Taganka Theater, Moscow), Elena Turchaninova (“Roman Holidays”, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk) in the nomination “Work of a costume designer in a musical theater” ; Ivan Vinogradov (Run, Alice, Run, Taganka Theater, Moscow; Orpheus & Eurydice, Musical Comedy Theater, Yekaterinburg), Irina Vtornikova (Roman Holiday, Musical Theater, Novosibirsk), Taras Mikhalevsky (Dwarf Nose “, Theater-Theater, Perm), Peter Shomfai (” The Count of Monte Cristo “, Musical Comedy Theater, St. Petersburg) in the nomination ” Work of a lighting designer in a musical theater.
List of musical performances by the number of nominations:
“Roman Holiday” – 9 nominations
Orpheus & Eurydice – 8 nominations
“Dwarf Nose” – 8 nominations
“Count of Monte Cristo” – 7 nominations
“Vinyl” – 6 nominations
“Run, Alice, Run” – 5 nominations
Twelve Months – 5 nominations
Halloween h30: 20 Years Later
It’s scary to think that already 20 years ago, in the distant 78th in an Illinois town, a certain Michael Myers began to rule his family. Many years have passed since then, and now the former girl Laura (Jamie Lee Curtis) has become the honorable “Mrs. Headmaster”, who even has a son / high school student / vigorous handsome man (Josh Hartnett). And Mrs. Laura is tormented by only two questions – chronic alcoholism and the fear that Michael Myers will return again. And he will return, he will definitely return …
Very good. Although again, with what to compare. The next (already 7th) series of the franchise is qualitatively different from all previous sequels, not counting the first two “canonical” parts.For 20 years, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, “Halloween” has managed to become boring, and be crushed by mediocre performances, and resurrect again. In addition, a kind of brand of the entire cycle died – the actor Donald Pleasance, who, after he stopped acting in the Jamie Lee Crtis franchise, became a kind of successive link in the series. In other words, it could have been the seventh time to create “no matter what,” but making a direct link to the canonical “Halloween” was already much more difficult. And yet, Miner & Co managed to shoot one of the best parts of the entire cycle.
Firstly, the producers did not fail with the director’s persona. Steve Miner – the dad of the legendary “Friday the 13th” (the same “Friday, which during the 80s was just a competitor to” Halloween “) became at the helm of the anniversary” Halloween “. In the football world, this would be perceived approximately as a player’s transfer from CSKA to Spartak or from Barcelona to Real. And Miner not only switched, he also “started playing”.
Secondly, the last and only main person who could connect the original “Halloween” with the new version was returned to the cinema – the aged, aging, but still playing well Jamie Lee Curtis.(By the way, Curtis’s half-mother, Janet Lee, known in the world for another horror movie “of all times and peoples” – “Psycho” was invited for the role of a cameo in the film. “The continuity of generations” was observed, and then there was little left to do – to come up with a sane story and portray it beautifully on film. And here it was far from a masterpiece, but it was interesting to watch, nevertheless, such a movie.
The film itself can be conventionally divided into two parts (not counting the traditional hardcore intro).The first is a surprisingly high-quality half-film seed. There are no murders, no blood here, but Miner is so cool to wind up the tension. The main episode (and as for me, the strongest in the whole film) is Myers stealing a colorful retro car from a mother and daughter. Although in a logical sense, this particular episode could be called the most delusional in the picture. Judge for yourself. Mother and daughter drive along a forest road, then stop at the edge of the forest to go (!) Into a smelly roadside toilet (!!).There are many questions, you know, from “why go there?” to “and with a dick in the woods generally build toilets?”. And in order not to spoil, I will not disclose the details of the behavior of the “ruthless maniac Michael Myers” (I will only say that “children’s political correctness” won there). But in terms of tension, the mise-en-scene in the forest toilet is of a very high level.
The second part of the film is already hack itself, and here the film slides into triviality. Let’s just say that the whole lengthy set of the tape claimed to be more vigorous action.And the problem is not that Miner’s slasher came out rather weak – the creator of Friday the 13th has complete order in this respect. But in this particular film, Curtis’s character did not appear to be a victim in any way. Kid Hartnett (for 20-year-old Josh, who was born in the year of the first “Halloween”, this was the first full-length film in his brilliant career) “from the meat circulation” was thrown out quite quickly, and the manic Jamie Lee Curtis with an ax at the ready could scare herself.
However, this in no way negatively affected the spectacularity of the picture.The film was a success and in an amicable way, taking into account the ending, this could have been the end of the entire cycle of “Halloween”. But who will finish it? Well this is America …
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Spirit of the Deceased
, 31.08.2013 02:11
Good film. No, really, very good. I myself did not watch it for a long time, because I treasured the spirit of the 80s, but when (around 2005) the realization came to me that the 80s were gone and could not be returned, I watched this film and was very pleased. Jamie Lee Curtis is very good in the role of mom, as the role is written for her. The last sensible curtsy towards the original killer in a mask, then only Rob Zombie filmed, but for some reason everyone did not like his brainchild. I don’t want to defend the Halloween-themed Zombies (I tend to get rid of horror fans for that), but H20 is very good too.Pretty damn good.
Spirit of the Deceased
, 08/31/2013 02:13
Good film. No, really, very good. I myself did not watch it for a long time, because I treasured the spirit of the 80s, but when (around 2005) the realization came to me that the 80s were gone and could not be returned, I watched this film and was very pleased. Jamie Lee Curtis is very good in the role of mom, as the role is written for her. The last sensible curtsy towards the original killer in a mask, then only Rob Zombie filmed, but for some reason everyone did not like his brainchild.I don’t want to defend the Halloween-themed Zombies (I tend to get rid of horror fans for that), but H20 is very good too. Pretty damn good.
Spirit of the Deceased
, 08/31/2013 02:14
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Horror Movie – Pharmacist on Duty
Two nice, but very lonely little ones live in the city of Paris – Francois Barrier (Guillaume Depardieu) and Jan Lazaris (Vincent Perez).François is a lousy cop whose partner constantly fart in the car, and his girlfriend cheats with his best friend. Ian is a classy pharmacist of not very traditional sexual orientation, who is fantastically versed in chemistry and can kill anyone (in fact, this is what he does). Both guys are united by an unbridled love for nature, and subsequently sympathy (not pederastic) for each other. And then everything is like in “Beware of the car” – one catches, the other runs away, and in between times friends go to cafes and to public lectures.
All the same, Vincent Perez is a cool actor and, you know, he is somewhat similar to our young Oleg Yankovsky. “The pharmacist on duty”, completely undeservedly deprived of wide spectator attention and scared by criticism, was drawn by Peres. He performed the image of a charming and at the same time obsessed maniac perfectly, without falsehood and anguish. Next to Perez, another already forgotten actor looked great – Guillaume Depardieu. Yes, yes, that same Depardieu’s son. But Dad survived his not very travel (in life, not in the cinema) son – Guillaume died of pneumonia in 2008 … , by the way, and was the author of the script).
In general, the film was a success. To tell the truth, there is not so much “horror” here, it is rather a crime thriller, but there are also moments of “our” genre. The idea of a maniac who subtly kills people (a director of a tobacco factory, a designer who uses animal furs in his works, a girl who cheated on a friend, etc. ) for the sake of some kind of fix idea in cinema is, to put it mildly, not new. In addition, Weber’s script itself is somewhat straightforward, and even full of inconsistencies and incomplete lines.But the ease and fascination with which the whole story is presented (and here the great merit in the game of the Perez-Depardieu pair) neutralizes all the gaps.
Unfortunately, outside of France (and in France itself, things were not going shaky), “Pharmacist on duty” remained practically unnoticed, and here the problem, in my opinion, is in PR, with which the French clearly have holes. Such a film, if it were filmed in English, would have grossed at the US box office at least a couple of tens of millions of dollars and would have been shown in hundreds of cinemas around the world.In fact, we have that for Jean Weber this film, after eight years, remains the only one in his directorial career. I don’t presume to say that a genius is disappearing, but he did make his debut.