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 www.MariposaGardens.com
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