David John Duran Celebration Memorial

On Monday, February 17th, 2014 our beloved father passed away peacefully in his sleep. Dave Duran, a retired Long Beach police officer, was a respected member of his community. He loved his family, cherished his friends, and truly enjoyed a good party. He surrounded himself with music and laughter. A celebration of life is being arranged for Sunday afternoon, March 9th at Alfredo's Beach Club in Belmont Shore from 1-5pm. All are welcome to join us in this big beach party, as Dad would have wanted. Your support is greatly appreciated in making this celebration possible. 

Loved by wonderful friends and family, Dave was a strong yet tenderhearted man. His physical strength was demonstrated through innate athleticism. He was an avid handball and football player. He played on scholarship for Brigham Young University and coached the former Long Beach Rams. He was a vice officer and a member of the "500 Club," which means he could bench-press 500 pounds while undercover as Hank E. Panky. He was bold and fearless and, believe-it-or-not, once choked-out a live bull to prevent it from fighting.

A self-proclaimed audiophile, Dave accumulated an impressive music collection of over 10,000 songs, ranging from Pavarotti to Gangsta's Paradise. He surrounded himself with music and laughter, hosting BBQ's featuring his "secret weapon," a spice called Butt Rub. When not entertaining, he would retreat to his man cave in the desert accompanied by his trusty companion, an English Bull Dog/Pug named Cali, aka "My Shorty Forty."

Ultimately Dave was a provider, a protector, and a good man who took great care of our family. His big smile and even bigger presence, his warmth and sensitivity, and the care with which he demonstrated his affection will be missed by all. His spirit lives on in our hearts and the heart of his community.

Thank you all for your prayers, kind words, offferings, and continued love and support. We look forward to celebrating his life with you.
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Organizer

Lauren Kane 
Organizer
Long Beach, CA
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