Richard Edward Durley
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Richard Edward Durley
  • February 4, 1948 - October 25, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Richard "Rick" Edward Durley, age 69, of Phoenix, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Glendale, AZ. He was born on February 4, 1948 to the late Charles and Mildred Durley in Columbus, OH. On March 17, 1973 he married Sharon Marion in Phoenix. Rick retired from Arizona Public Service (APS) in 2004. He was raised as a Master Mason on February 16, 1972 at Silver Trowel Lodge #29 in Phoenix. His Masonic affiliations include: Past Master and current member of P.V.S.T. Lodge #29 and Glendale Lodge #23 of Free and Accepted Masons. Rick was also a member of the Phoenix Scottish Rite Bodies, York Rite, Royal Order of Scotland, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Of his many hobbies, he most enjoyed photography, was an avid gun enthusiast, and ghost hunter. Rick is survived by his loving spouse of 44 years, Sharon; a daughter, Robin Reed; son-in-law, Chris Reed; two grand-dogs, Wash and Kaylee; and many other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29, 16027 N. 25th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85032 followed by a committal service at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rick's honor may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.