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Joseph G. Durivage

September 6, 1954February 20, 2021
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Joseph George Durivage, Jr., age 66, residing in Conway, SC, hit his final grand slam all the way to heaven, surrounded by his loved ones cheering him on in the final inning on February 20th, 2021.

Joey, Joe, Dad, DJ Joe, Coach D, and Papi. This is how we knew him and this is how we will remember him. He was a self-made man, always carving out his own path in life and as he would often like to say, he did it “My Way.”

Joe graduated from Catholic Central High School in Troy, NY in 1972. He received his Associates Degree from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. He worked for Prudential and Sysco Foods in Troy, NY, before moving to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1995. He continued his career in the food industry with Sysco and Davinci Foods before pursuing his music business full-time.

Joe had three big loves throughout his life. Music, Sports and Family.

“DJ Joe” was passionate about music from a young age. He played the keyboard and sang in the band, Three’s Company. He even had groupies! Joe shared his love for music all throughout his life, always quick with a smile to play your favorite request. He was the owner of Myrtle Beach DJ’s, bringing music, love, laughter and a whole lot of dancing to weddings, birthdays, parties, holidays and of course, his famous “pool parties” up and down the Grand Strand of South Carolina.

“Coach D” loved his New York Yankees, no doubt about that. From collecting baseball cards throughout his whole life to naming his son after Mickey Mantle, he was a true blue fan to the end. His love for sports extended beyond the blue and white pinstripes. He coached thousands of kids in baseball, basketball, and soccer and we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge all of the times he embarrassed his own kids and grandkids from the sidelines over the years.

At the end of the day, being with his family is where “Dad and Papi” hung his hat. From crazy family vacations in an RV, to Beach Boy concerts, WWF matches and Disney trips, to swimming with his grandkids in the pool, he did it all for those he loved the most. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Angela (Camprone) and together they created a warm, welcoming, and loving home.

Joe is also survived by his parents, Joseph George Durivage, Sr. and Patricia Durivage (Esposito) of Troy, NY; daughter Jessica Kerridge (husband, Carl) of Myrtle Beach, SC; son Mickey Durivage, wife, Maribeth (Ramos) of Sloatsburg, NY; step-sons John Carroll of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Christopher Carroll (predeceased); Daughter Danielle Durivage of Conway, SC; blessed joys of his life, granddaughter LeeAnn Tiffany and his grandsons Brandon Johnson and Ellis Kerridge; brothers Ronald Durivage, wife, Gayle (Coleman) of Troy, NY; Kenneth Durivage, wife, Rose (Barba); Robert Durivage, wife, Diane (Lang) and sisters Marie Schongar, husband, Michael, and Susan O’Connell, husband, Thomas, of Troy, NY; brother-in-law Michael Camprone, wife, Patricia (Ryan) and Anthony Camprone, wife, Sheri (McGuirk) of Troy, NY; sister-in-law Gina Vincent (husband, Robert) of Hollis, Maine; and more uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to count.

Our love for Joe will live on in our hearts forever.

On behalf of our family, we would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and caregivers that have been a part of Joe’s journey to the very end. Your kindness, encouragement, support and sincere concern made all the difference.

A private Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held by his family. A future Celebration of Life will be held in Troy, NY.

The Family requests that memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to: McLeod Hospice (link to website) and to North Myrtle Beach Youth Sports programs (link to website).

A guestbook is available at www.lfhomeandcrematory.com

Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle is serving the family.

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Janice Case

February 22, 2021

Dear Angie,
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Always in my prayers and thoughts.
Your friend, Janice

Mary Sweet

February 22, 2021

I am very sad to hear of Joey's passing; I am sad for the family. My deepest condolences. Joey was very good at teaching me how to swim underwater. He was also great teaching Sue to swim - she was barely walking but swimming like a fish. God Bless and so sorry for the loss of Joe.

Lisa Lanzilotti Zalucki

February 22, 2021

Angie and family I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing away. He will always be remembered as a happy go lucky man. RIP Joe

Jann and Lou Liberty

February 22, 2021

He was such a sweet and kind person. Never remember seeing him without a smile on his face and a song in his Heart. He made so many people's dreams come true on their special days. May he rest in Peace and Fly with the Angels. Watch over us Joe as we all mourn your loss.

Joseph Laiacona

February 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. Many fun times over the years passed. RIP Joey . . . Sincerely, Joe Laiacona

Kathy Meyer

February 21, 2021

Dear Angie and Family,

We were so very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Kathy and Bill Meyer and Family

Joe & Linda Kinner

February 21, 2021

To Joe's family:

My husband, Joe, and I are saddened to hear of Joe's passing. We are very good friends of his Mom, Pat, and his Dad, George. Also, my sister-in-law, Virginia Mead, worked with Joe at "Sysco" years ago. She liked him so very much. To this day, she always inquires about him and sends her regards to his Mom and Dad. May God bless your family!

Linda and Joe Kinner
Rensselaer, NY

Toby Boyd

February 20, 2021

Joe was our next door neighbor. We are heartbroken over his passing.

We pray for God's mercy and comfort for Angie and the entire family.

Toby and Michelle

Judi Van Auken

February 20, 2021

Joe was a CCHS classmate. His mom Pat worked with my husband Richard for many years. My sincere condolences to all his loved ones. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻

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