John's Story

HERMON - It is with great sadness that the family of John Andrew Durkovich, announces his passing at his home in Hermon, Maine, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at the age of 57.

Andy was born on September 2, 1957. After graduation from high school, Andy worked 22 years for Hartz and Company, where he was part owner and Chief Executive Officer. Then, in the summer of 1996, Andy and his family moved to Maine to be closer to their family, and he became the Chief Operation Officer at Vision Care of Maine, which broke ground in 1999. Andy enjoyed photography, scuba diving, sailing, gardening, fishing, being at camp, grilling/cooking, music, and spending time with his family and friends.

Those who knew Andy knew he was one of a kind. He was not only a tenacious businessman, but a tender father and loving husband. He always lived life to the fullest! His recent business venture was the creation of "Paperless Maine," which developed new software to eliminate the need for paper in businesses of all types. Andy wasn't only a father, husband, uncle and friend, but a mentor to anyone that did (or didn't), want to listen. He was passionate about his family and friends.

Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Joanne; daughter, Dr. Tracey Durkovich Clark, her husband, Scott, and girls, Makayla and Emma, of Brewer; sister Mary Canter and her husband, Glenn, and girls, Taylor and Emily, of Williamsburg, VA; his mother, Betty Durkovich, of Matthews, VA; his loving nieces and nephews: Brad Young, Dr. Curt Young, Corrie Young, and Cameron Young; his friend and sister-in-law, Marcia Young; his cousin Horst Rauck; and his two dogs, Waffles and Mr. Jack. Andy was predeceased by his father, the Rev. John Durkovich, and his friend and brother-in-law, Dr. Craig W. Young.

A great man was lost, and he is very much missed. He cannot be replaced, and there will be no other like him.

A service honoring Andy's life will be held 6 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor, in which friends and family are encouraged to share their favorite story and/or memories of Andy. Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.
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