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Michael A Durbiano III , Age: 77
April 18, 1946 - September 21, 2023

Michael A Durbiano III, 77, passed away 9-21-2023 at home hospice with his wife of 56 years at his side. His battle with prostate cancer was hard fought. He leaves behind his wife Kathy, granddaughter Sydney Durbiano Garl, Cody Garl and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael IV and son Matthew.

His peaceful, calm passing is so indicative of his spiritual nature.
Mike was born 4-18-1946 in Los Angeles, Ca and spent his formative years in Santa Barbara with his loving mother, Norma Peters (Marcus), and his loving father, Mike Durbiano Jr. He graduated from Santa Barbara HS and later attended UCSB. He became the proud father of Michael Durbiano IV in 1968 and Matthew Marcus in 1970. His granddaughter, Sydney Michelle, came into his life in 1997 and remained the "apple of his eye". He later moved to Olympia, WA in 1976 with his wife and sons. There he pursued a long successful career in sales/marketing and management. He was best known for his business acumen and for mentoring and encouraging all those that worked with/for him. He always had time to listen to those who needed him, including his family, friends and colleagues. He always had words of encouragement and shared his excitement and pride in other's accomplishments.
Mike was an enthusiast of all sports but especially loved the Seahawks and the Mariners. He enjoyed backpacking with his wife and spent many weekends hiking various trails. Golfing was a favorite past time, playing with his wife and sons as well with friends whenever possible. 
Mike is most remembered for his gentle kindness, quick wit, sharp intelligence, amazing memory and humorous, insightful nature. This very special individual will be sorely missed.
Please come celebrate his life at Woodlawn Funeral Home ( 5930 Mullen Rd SE, Lacey WA 98503) on October 24 at 11:00 am.


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