John L. Durbiano

August 8, 1950 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 70)


John L. Durbiano, 70 of Jeannette died Thursday August 27, 2020 in UPMC East after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born August 8, 1950 in Greensburg a son of the late Americo S. "Peck" Durbiano and Helen (Poknis) Durbiano.  John graduated from Jeannette High School in 1968 then received his Bachelor's Degree from Bucknell University and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to retirement he was employed by BNY Mellon and was an Active Retired Army Reservist.  He was also a member of the Sacred Heart Church Jeannette and the Holy Name Society.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother in law Thomas Gibson.  He is survived by his wife Donna (Magziar) Durbiano, four sons Jonathan Durbiano of Jeannette, Richard Durbiano and his wife Carmen of North Huntingdon, David Durbiano and his companion Tammy of Jeannette and Justin Steel and his wife Caitlin of Pittsburgh, two brothers Charles Durbiano and his wife Sally of Greensburg and Mark Durbiano and his wife Lori of Wexford, a sister Cynthia Gibson of Greensburg, nieces and nephews: Thomas Gibson, Kelly Sandusky, Ryan Durbiano, Adam Durbiano, Michael Durbiano and Megan Eichorn, his mother in law Ann Magziar of N.Versailles and two brothers in law David Magziar of Greensburg and Paul Magziar of Florida.  Friends will be received Monday from 4-8 PM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. 201 N. First St. Jeannette. Due to CDC guidelines a maximum of 25 people will be permitted in the funeral home at one time and masks are required.  A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Ascension Church, Jeannette.  Everyone please meet at the church.  Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  I lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart Church 504 Cowan Ave. Jeannette, PA 15644.  To send online condolences visit

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August 31, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mason-Gelder Funeral Home, Inc.
201 N. First St.
Jeannette, PA 15644

Funeral Mass
September 1, 2020

10:00 AM
Ascension Catholic Church
615 Division St.
Jeannette, PA 15644

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