David Duran Obituary

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David John Duran

October 27, 1944 - February 17, 2014
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On Monday morning, David John Duran (10.27.44-02.17.14) died peacefully in his sleep from natural causes. He served an honorable 22 years for the Long Beach police department. Survived by his wife of 37 years Pamela, children Nicholas, Lauren, and Sherrill Andrew Dean, sister Yvonne Clayton, father-in-law Herman Niestrath, son-in-law Anthony Kane, and granddaughter due to arrive this April. Loved by wonderful friends and family, Dave was a strong yet tenderhearted man. His physical strength was demonstrated through innate athleticism. He was an avid handball and football player. He played on scholarship for Brigham Young University and...
On Monday morning, David John Duran (10.27.44-02.17.14) died peacefully in his sleep from natural causes. He served an honorable 22 years for the Long Beach police department. Survived by his wife of 37 years Pamela, children Nicholas, Lauren, and Sherrill Andrew Dean, sister Yvonne Clayton, father-in-law Herman Niestrath, son-in-law Anthony Kane, and granddaughter due to arrive this April.

Loved by wonderful friends and family, Dave was a strong yet tenderhearted man. His physical strength was demonstrated through innate athleticism. He was an avid handball and football player. He played on scholarship for Brigham Young University and coached the former Long Beach Rams. He was a vice officer and a member of the "500 Club," which means he could bench-press 500 pounds while undercover as Hank E. Panky. He was bold and fearless and, believe-it-or-not, once choked-out a live bull to prevent it from fighting.

A self-proclaimed audiophile, Dave accumulated an impressive music collection of over 10,000 songs, ranging from Pavarotti to Gangsta's Paradise. He surrounded himself with music and laughter, hosting BBQ's featuring his "secret weapon," a spice called Butt Rub. When not entertaining, he would retreat to his man cave in the desert accompanied by his trusty companion, an English Bull Dog/Pug named Cali, aka "My Shorty Forty."

Ultimately Dave was a provider, a protector, and a good man who took great care of our family. His big smile and even bigger presence, his warmth and sensitivity, and the care with which he demonstrated his affection will be missed by all. His spirit lives on in our hearts and the heart of his community.

A celebration of life is being arranged for Sunday afternoon, March 9th at Alfredo's Beach Club in Belmont Shore from 1-5pm. All are welcome to join us in this big beach party, as Dad would have wanted. Those who wish to make a donation towards his memorial can do so at http://www.gofundme.com/7069lw

Luyben Family Dilday-Mottell Mortuary (562) 425-6401
www.luybenfamilyd-m.com

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