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Filadelfio Edward Duran was born February 15, 1960 in Denver, Colorado. He passed away on December 21, 2021 at home in Dumont Colorado.
Ed worked at Henderson Mine Operations for 41 years enhancing his knowledge and skills, creating friendships that have lasted since they began. His entrepreneurial spirit and the vision of his sons to produce moonshine and single malt whiskey led to the establishment of the "Knock on Wood Distillery" which produces high proof whiskey.
As a father he was exceptional, in his words, "he raised men". The pride in his sons was the driving force in everything he did. He loved the outdoors, "God's Country", hunting with his sons, friends, uncles and co-workers. His adventuresome spirit in the back country had delayed a dinner or two. His love of fishing, and teaching, these skills to his great nephews and nieces. Included his love of rocks and minerals. Nobody left empty handed without a rock to treasure.
He loved woodworking, fabricating, and construction. Doing, projects with his sons, working on motorcycles, vintage vehicles. He loved shooting and watching his sons compete amongst themselves and others. He enjoyed great food, good company and a cold brew.
Those of you who knew Ed, could appreciate his candor, he never sugar coated anything. If you didn't want to hear the truth, don't ask. But, his ability to genuinely love and care for those who came his way was a gift. Seeing the blessings, that came into our lives because of this made all of our family truly grateful.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Yvonne and his beloved family; Arthur, Christopher, Joseph, Naomi, Kelly, Jamie, Nash, Heidi, Beto, Jessie, Crystal, Gabe, Mckayla, Andrew and Jen. Beloved sister and brother in law Margie and Larry and their beloved children Estrea, Larry, Anna, Amy, Hector, Shelly, Drew and their children, Brothers from another mother; Fran ,Alan, Paul, Paul. Joe, Gino, Brandon, Oscar and Nate. Beloved, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews, Neighbors and Friends.
Services for Mr. Duran will be at 1:00pm With a visitation period at Noon and continuing after the service.
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