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Clement Durachko

Clement J "Clem" Durachko

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Obituary

Clement James Durachko, 67, of Berwyn, Alberta, Canada, passed away on March 31, 2020. Clem passed suddenly after a very short battle with cancer, with his wife, Leta, by his side in a peaceful setting in Alberta, Canada. Clem was born on October 25, 1952, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Clement P. and Georgia A. (Watt) Durachko. On October 10, 1975, he married Leta M. Gosse, in Torbay, Newfoundland, Canada.

Clem graduated from Bald Eagle Area High School in 1970 and went on to get his Electronics Degree. Afterwards he joined the U.S. Navy (SeaBees Branch) and served his Country for 12 years. His first assignment was Japan during the Vietnam War. Clem spent several years at Chanute Air Force Base teaching electronics. He also spend several years on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Air Craft Carrier in Communications.

As a civilian, he worked for the United Nations and also worked for a Newfoundland Communications Company. His work as a civilian carried him to places like Greenland, Rwanda, Qatar, and Thailand. Clem also spent 14 months in Iraq.

Clem is survived by his wife, Leta Gosse Durachko, of Berwyn, Alberta, Canada; his father Clement P. Durachko of Clarence; sister Alice A. Stedman (Reginald) of Bellefonte; brother, David L. Durachko (Benildes) of Clarence; sister Ellen Durachko Feeney of Norway, Maine; and brother Martin G. Duracko (Lori) of New Bethlehem. Clem is also survived by his Canadian family brother-in-laws Alfred (Geraldine) Gosse and Jim (Eleanor) Gosse of Torbay, Newfoundland; and Eugene Gosse of Vancouver, British Columbia.Clem is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews and cousins of Canada and the US.

Clem was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia A. (Watt) Durachko and his mother-in-law, Sarah (Ryan) Gosse and father-in-law, John T. Gosse both of Torbay Newfoundland.

Clem loved Newfoundland and his ocean home. He and Leta were planning to move back to Newfoundland in July. He was a lover of the outdoors and did a lot of camping, canoeing, hiking and traveling. He was an adventurer at heart. Clem will be laid to rest in Clarence, Pennsylvania.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, all services will be postponed until a later date which will be announced. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home
    Address
    106 W. Sycamore St.
    SNOW SHOE, PA 16874
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  • Wake Service 1

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 7:45pm
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 7:45pm
    Location
    Rosary
  • Service

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Queen of Archangels Church
    Address
    102 Church St
    CLARENCE, PA 16829
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    Officiant
    Father Michael Wolfe

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Nils Helle

Posted at 10:11am
Grace and I are so sorry to only learn today (Oct 25) about Clem. Our condolences to Leta and his US and Canadian families. I first got to know Clem in the mid eighties when we both worked for Atlantic Exploration Services in Newfoundland and later for Sealink/Stratos. The most fond memory was when we worked together in Tors Cove, Newfoundland, building and running an HF radio station for maritime and aeronautical communications. We again worked for the same company (EMS Technologies, Ottawa) when Clem did a long stint in Iraq. Clem was very good at what he did and very easy to work with. Simply a great guy.
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anne gosse

Posted at 11:13am
Uncle Clem will be so missed by his family in Maple Ridge, BC. He was a frequent visitor and would spend hours with his nephew Todd talking and solving all the worlds problems. :) He was a quiet gentle soul that would do anything for anyone, with animated stories of the adventures he had in his life. By his side always was his little Leta, lovingly known as Auntie Lele at our house, who shared his love of nature, going wherever the jeep would take them, and the family of dogs they loved over the years. Clem you will be missed so much by Todd, myself Anne, Dabria and Dawson. You still come to our home, I know you do, and you are still more than welcome. XOXOXOXOXOX
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Niki Flannigan

Posted at 06:36pm
Uncle Clem was my favorite uncle and it was such a shock to find out he was sick. My heart was broke to not be able to be with him and aunt Leta at that time. Loved my outings with Clem and Leta and dogs. Wish I could of visited in AB, it seems so long since I seen you. I have lots of good memories that I'll never forget. Love you Uncle Clem. Hugs and kisses to heaven.
MC

Marilyn Coady

Posted at 06:30pm
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Leta and all the Durachko family on the passing of Clement and Georgia. We have been neighbors of Leta and Clement for many years. They are wonderful friends and we will surely miss Clement. I met Georgia and she was a lovely woman. I am sure everyone must be devastated to lose two wonderful family members. Rest in Peace Clement and Georgia. 💗💗 Love Marilyn and Joe Coady
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Janet Thomas

Posted at 08:59pm
I was shocked when I heard the news of Clem's passing. I worked with Clem while I was in Peace River, Alberta. He was a great co worker and a great friend. I am glad got to meet Clement and his wife Leta. Till next time sore with the Angel's.
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