Robert Joseph Durbin

July 27, 1952December 1, 2018

Robert Joseph Durbin, 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

He was born July 27, 1952 in Jackson County, Missouri to the late Robert Willis Durbin (USN BM, Ret.) and Juanita Plummer Durbin. Bobby was a graduate of Bayside High School Class of 1970. He was an electrician for Public Works at Little Creek Amphibious Base from 1972 – 1979, and retired after 26 years as a Master Electrician from the City of Virginia Beach-Public Utilities Sewer Pump Shop in 2007.

Bobby was an active member and served on several board positions, including President with the Aragona Lions Club for almost 20 years. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and The Moose Lodge. Bobby was an avid golfer, and enjoyed spending time in Florida with his childhood friend Jeff, golfing and enjoying the warm weather. At one time the friends were owners of a clamming reef off the Gulf side of Florida. He enjoyed woodworking, and a nice cold Budweiser.

Bobby is survived by his children Carrie Durbin Kline (Lee) and John Robert Durbin (Adrienne), his grandchildren Madison Alicia Foley and Ian Robert Durbin, and his ex-spouses Deborah Hollingsworth and Suzanne DeVaughan Durbin.

The family would like to thank the ICU Staff at Virginia Beach General Hospital, Pauline, Shanel, Joe, Virginia, Dr. Hathwar, Dr. Greenberg, Dr. Agha and Dr. Belete for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association or The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Footers Sports Bar at 4676 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5 – 7p.m.

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  • A Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Robert Joseph Durbin

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Michael Tavares

December 24, 2018

I attended a Bayside with Bobby, had many classes together. We double dated to the Senior Prom Spring 1970. I have pictures of everyone that evening.

Michael Tavares

Rusty Bedard

December 7, 2018

On behalf of the Virginia Beach Retired Employees Association, we would like to offer our sincere sympathy for your loss.
Thank you for your services to the City of Virginia Beach.

James & Edith Leslie

December 5, 2018

We have known Bobby for over 40 years. He was a great friend and good neighbor. He never hesitated ti help you with any problem you had. He will be greatly missed.