Thursday, September 24, 2009

RIP Dick Durock

SOUTH BEND - Richard "Dick" Durock, 72, of Oak Park, CA, formerly of South Bend, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, in his residence. Richard was born on January 18, 1937, in South Bend, to David and Sadie (Medich) Durock, who preceded him in death along with a brother, Don Durock. Mr. Durock was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and worked as an actor and stuntman who appeared in over 80 films and over 700 television appearances. He is known for playing "Swamp Thing" in both the feature films Swamp Thing and The Return of Swamp Thing and the subsequent television show. Surviving are his significant other, Jane Connell of Coronado, CA; and three sisters, Julianne "Judy" (Maynard) Schenk of Mishawaka, Millicent "Mitzi" (Frank) Varrichione of Alton Bay, NH, and Zora (John) Buck of Maui, HI. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Sts. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends may call one hour prior to services in the church. Zahoran Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church or to The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.

DUROCK, Richard "Dick"
Born: 1/18/1937, South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A.
Died: 9/17/2009, Oak Park, California, U.S.A.

Dick Durock's westerns - actor, stuntman:
The Master Gunfighter - 1975 (stunts)
Ramson for Alice (TV) - 1977
Little House on the Prairie (TV) - 1977 (Sharp)
Bronco Billy - 1980 (stunts)
More Wild Wild West (TV) - 1980
Silverado - 1985 (Turley bar fighter)

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