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Jeffrey Francis Durbin

Jeffrey Francis Durbin, 54, of Gilbert, AZ passed away suddenly on July 1, 2020 from a weak heart – so unbelievably tragic for someone with such a giant heart.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 12, 1966. Jeffrey was larger than life and never met a stranger. He is survived by his wife Linda, mom Linda Citta, siblings Loralei, Christopher and Tiffanie, several aunts, nieces and nephews, a giant group of amazing friends and his cherished fur babies.

For all who knew Jeff even a little, you knew he loved his life. His biggest joys were spending time with Linda, his best friend and partner in life for more than 22 years, and their many friends. Jeff enjoyed sports, music, travel, fine whiskey and an occasional cigar. He was a strong Christian and a proud conservative.

Jeff also had a passion for business growth as the Senior Business Development Executive for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. In his 16-year Chamber career (nearly 11 years in Phoenix), he was the recipient of three Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as the Top Business Development Executive in the country for the last four years running.

Services are Tuesday, July 7 from 5-7pm at: Bueler Chandler Mortuary 14 W. Hulet Dr. Chandler, AZ 85225

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In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for a donation to one of Jeff’s favorite charities:


  • Mary Zawacki Amato Posted July 7, 2020 4:50 PM

    So sorry. Jeffrey was so sweet. Condolences to all his family.

  • Heather Locke Posted July 7, 2020 5:47 PM

    My heart goes out to Linda and all of Jeff’s family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Michael Yuhas Posted July 7, 2020 7:53 PM

    From a fellow 1984 Olmsted Falls, Ohio High School classmate our sympathy and condolences go out to Jeff’s family and friends. He’ll be greatly missed.

  • Loraine La Morder Posted July 8, 2020 10:54 AM

    May the happy memories of Jeff comfort his friends and family. He was a very positive person and is missed.

  • Dorothy Zawacki Balkin Posted July 9, 2020 12:09 PM

    The loss of Jeffrey is so sad and he will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

    Roy and Dorothy Balkin and Family

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