Eric Brent Durbin

May 2, 1965February 16, 2014
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Eric Brent Durbin, 48, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on February 16, 2014. Eric was born on May 2, 1965 in Gunnison, Colorado to Carl and Shirley Durbin.

At the age of 17, Eric received his private pilot's license and his love of flying grew. Eric attended and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. And later went on to get his MBA. In 1990 he joined the Army and flew Blackhawk helicopters for nine years. After leaving the Army he went to work for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, where he spent the last fifteen years as Director of Network Operations. Later he became a flight instructor in the private sector. Flying was such a great passion for him, but was second to his first love, family.

On January 16, 1989, Eric married the love of his life, Angela Ava Anderson. Celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary was a great joy for him. Together they raised two beautiful children, Colton and Ashton. As much as he loved flying, his true happiness was family.

Eric is survived by his loving wife, Angela Durbin; son, Colton Durbin; daughter, Ashton Durbin; parents, Carl and Shirley Durbin; brother, Gregory Durbin; sister, Stephanie Durbin; niece, Lauren Durbin; nephew, Grant Durbin; and his favorite dog, Grayson.

Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care. Please visit to leave a tribute to Eric.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2014

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AC Bogan

February 27, 2014

Dear friend we will miss you. May you rest in peace. To the Durbin family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Claudia Sutton

February 23, 2014

With great sorrow I say good bye to a cousin I haven't seen in 30 years but will keep you in my heart. Prayers go to the family I've never met but in the future I hope so with love the daughter of Valeda ( Bobbie Jean Thomas ) Durbin.

Anne Nicholson

February 22, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss. My my heart goes out to your family in this sad time. May God give you comfort and strength. Somehow this to shall pass. We all love you and your family very much..

Shawn Rossen

February 22, 2014

Our deepest condolences to the entire Durbin family. Eric lived a life so full and blessed that most would envy. God bless all of you during this time of loss. -Shawn and Debbie Rossen

Jaron Warner

February 21, 2014

My Condolences to Family and Friends, in the short 8 years I worked with Eric he was always genuine, easy to talk to and seemed truly happy at all times. I can't imagine the hole he may have left in your lives but from what I could tell I'm sure he left you all with plenty good memories and the tools to get through it all somehow. His presence will definitely be missed.

Candy Kane

February 21, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Eric was a great kid, the way that I remember him. He was always talking about flying. God bless you all

Louis Alvear

February 21, 2014

God bless you all and be with you

Michael Haverdink

February 21, 2014

Our prayers are continual for your family

February 21, 2014

The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you ,He will never leave you nor forsake you,do not be afraid,do not be discouraged.My condolences to Durbin family..... Meera markus ( phoenix az)

John Briant

February 21, 2014

May the comfort of God help you all during this difficult time. We will not forget Eric.