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Thursday, May 29, 2014

PAA/DL Capt. Robert J. Durant

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, PAA/DL Capt. Robert J. Durant
July 7, 1938 ~ May 21, 2014
 
Word has been received with the passing of PAA/DL Captain Robert Joseph Durant, age 75.  Captain Durant joined Pan American Airways 05-08-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1998, based New York QNY/030.  Captain Durant had many interests among them radio operator Call Sign KC2FXH, writer, actor, UFO researcher (*Roswell? YES! ) ... just to name a few.
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website http://www.wilsonapple.com/obituaries.aspx  or  www.nj.com/timesobits  
As was Captain Durant’s wishes there were no formal services.
 
Survived by his wife Mauricette personal condolences may be offered via email at
 MauricetteD1@aol.com  or their home address of  
106 Hessian Hill Drive , Pennington  NJ 08534-1901  ... (609) 737-0696 
 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
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Obituary...........................
Robert Joseph Durant was born on July 7, 1938, in Akron, OH, to Ronald Joseph and Mary Linnane Durant. He passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2014, following a 2-1/2 year struggle from the effect of a stroke.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Mauricette; son Stefan R. Durant, and daughter Jennifer L. Mohr, wife of R. Colin Mohr, and granddaughters, Lilian Durant Mohr and Marin Mohr.
He is also survived by a sister, Mary Dianne Durant, and a brother, James Michael Durant, and his nephews, Christopher and Jeremy Durant.
Bob graduated from the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, OH, in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he entered the US Navy as a naval aviation cadet and following flight training was commissioned a lieutenant, flying Sikorsky helicopters in various international locations.
 
Upon discharge, he joined Pan American Airways in 1967 as a pilot, rising to the rank of captain. Bob continued flying internationally with Delta Airlines, retiring in 1998.
 
Bob was a man of many interests. He was a licensed ham radio operator proficient in Morse code. He enjoyed writing and was actively involved in UFO /Remove Viewing studies.
 
A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he will be sorely missed.
 
Per his wishes, no religious services will be held but a visitation with be conducted at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ 08534 on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer County Area, 437 East State St., Trenton, NJ 08608 or Mercer Street Friends, 151 Mercer St., Trenton, NJ 08611.
 
Condolences for the family may be offered online at www.wilsonapple.com  
 
Sign Guest Book at www.nj.com/timesobits
 
 
*Review:  "One of the best films I've ever saw regarding Roswell" --Director Steven Spielberg
About the Actor:  Robert J. Durant, former Navy pilot, spent 31 years flying international routes for a major airline before his recent retirement. Durant has studied UFO phenomena since the 1950s and is a well-known author in the field. In recent years he has specialized in what he calls The Holy Grail of Ufology Roswell.
About the Director:  Karl Petry Born in Newark, New Jersey and a big fan of the paranormal and unusual, Karl has directed and produced many outstanding films including, "The Ironbound Vampire," "The Ghosts of Angela Webb," "Dear Diary"and "The Larksville Ghost"
Product Description:  The question of what happened in Roswell, New Mexico July 1947 has baffled researchers for years. Robert J. Durant carefully examines the evidence...his conclusion: Roswell?, YES!
 
Roswell? YES! (2002 documentary)  you can watch it on youtube   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo8lfkozLBk  
Other movies... Mirage Men  and  Best Evidence
Robert J. Durant, an actor known for Mirage Men (2013), Roswell? Yes! (2002) and Best Evidence (2007).
 
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Hoover <totally.retired@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, May 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM
 
I am sorry to inform you that I received the below email from Bob Durant’s wife, Mauricette, this morning informing that Bob had passed away.  We lose another great guy and a tireless worker for many of us through the years.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bill Hoover
 
From: MauricetteD1@aol.com Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:31 AM
 
Dear Friends,
 
I am sad to inform you that Bob passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday May 21 th. There will be a time for family and friends visitation on Wednesday May 28 th. at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ 08434, between the hours of 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
 
There will be no formal service and in lieu of flowers we suggest a donation to Bob's favorite charities : Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area, 437 East State Street, Trenton NJ 08608 or Mercer Street Friends, 151 Mercer St Trenton NJ 0851.
 
Condolences for the family may be offered online at MauricetteD1@aol.com
 
 
Mauricette
 

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