Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
June 20, 2012 10:57 am EDT


HOWARD — Duane P. Hurlbert, 57, of Crestwood Court, Howard, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 1, 1954, in Westfield, N.Y., to Donald Hurlbert and Sharon (Cleveland) Romba. Duane served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a senior field service engineer for AGFA. He was a member of the American Hosta Society where he served as a garden judge and a life member of the American Hemerocallis Society. Duane served for 10 years as a horticulture judge for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. He was a member of the Shepherds House Church of the Nazarene in Howard.

He is survived by his mother of Albion, Pa.; his wife of 39 years, Deborah (Dennis) Hurlbert; two sons, the Rev. Phil (Danita) Hurlbert of North Royalton and Justin (Laura) Hurlbert of Sunbury; three grandchildren, Kalyn Hurlbert, Aubrey Hurlbert and Joel Hurlbert; a half brother, Andrew (Arlene) Romba, and a half sister, Becky Romba, both of McKean, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a half sister, Cynthia Jane Romba.

Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. The family will observe a private graveside service, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Duane’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs; and can be left at the funeral home.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Duane P. Hurlbert.

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