John “Big John” Durchin, Jr., 61, of Pottstown, husband of Robin Kay (Norris) Durchin, passed away Wednesday March 14, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Philadelphia.
Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late John George, Sr. and Ursula (Keller) Durchin.
Big John will be remembered for his larger than life personality and his big heart. He enjoyed the outdoors, was a fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, especially his Eagles (Go Birds!) and he loved spending time with family and friends. John was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Pottstown and the Pottstown Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #814. He worked at Doehler-Jarvis for 25 years, Neapco for 5 years, and Superior Tube for 11 years where he was currently employed.
Surviving along with his wife is one son Brian James Durchin boyfriend of Kirby Jackson of Pottstown; two brothers Martin Durchin husband of Jeanette of Pottstown, and Steven Durchin husband of Beth of Millersville; mother-in-law Ruth Norris; two brothers-in-law Greg Norris boyfriend of Kelly of Pottstown, and Bill Norris of Reading; five nieces; one nephew; two great nieces; one great nephew; his grand-dog Nova; and his cat Gigi.
A funeral service will be held Thursday March 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Burial will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held Wednesday March 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM and again on Thursday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to the AMBUCS at https://ambucs.org/donate-now/ or to Operation Backpack, 238 High Street, Suite 103 & 104, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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