Spurgeon Kenneth Darbrow

Born: Tue., Sep. 1, 1942
Died: Sat., Jun. 10, 2017

Greeting of Family and Friends

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Young's United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Young's United Methodist Church


12:00 PM Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Young's United Methodist Church

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Spurgeon “Spurg” Kenneth Darbrow

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Spurgeon “Spurg” Kenneth Darbrow, age 74, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  Spurg was born on Tuesday, September 1, 1942 in Mechanicsburg to the late Alfred John Darbrow, Sr. and Lily Jeanette (Richcreek) Darbrow.  In addition to his parents, Spurg is preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Kramer.

Spurg’s survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patsy “Pat” May (Gochenaur) Darbrow; his three daughters: Priscilla Burnham and her husband, David, of Annville, PA, Kathy Musser and her husband, Scott, of Trevorton, PA; Dorothy “Dottie” Brindle and her husband, Barton, of Woodlawn, TN; his 14 grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; his three siblings: Alfred Darbrow, Jr. and his wife, Connie, of Dillsburg, PA, Blanche Michael and her husband, Mark, of Lewisberry, PA, Verna Wright of Mechanicsburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Spurg had several occupations where he worked as a mechanic and in the construction industry.  He was a long-time member of the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association in Dillsburg.  Spurg enjoyed attending functions at Young’s United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg with his wife, Pat. The two could often be found hip-to-hip at Randy Simpson concerts.  Spurg loved hunting, fishing, camping, and spending quality time with his family.  He never knew a stranger and made friends everywhere he went, whether it was at breakfast or the grocery store. 

All are welcome to join Spurg’s family at his gathering of family and friends on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Young’s United Methodist Church, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050; with Pastor Robert V. Bishard, Jr. officiating.  Spurg’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at his church following the service.  Cremation was private.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to Homeland Hospice and everyone at Holy Spirit Hospital who so lovingly cared for Spurg during his illness.

Contributions in celebration of Spurg’s life can be made to Young’s United Methodist Church, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, The COPD Foundation, 641 S. Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, www.COPDFoundation.org, Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110, www.HomelandCenter.org, or BreastCancer.org, 120 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 201, Ardmore, PA 19003, www.BreastCancer.org/Community/Support.

Spurg’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Spurg’s full obituary, view his picture, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Duane and beth bupp and family
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Good by dear friend. Will miss your laughter your smile and kindness. Fly high and no more pain just keep the angels smiling love you Duane and Beth Bupp and Family

Dianne Barrick
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Patsy and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Take joy in all the wonderful memories you have of him as a husband, father and grandfather. Even though he is gone, you will always have those.

Dianne Barrick and family

Bud & Brenda Markley
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
Sorry to read of Spurg's passing. Bud & I had just been talking about his family this past week. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Mary Freels-Plourde & Family
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
Patsy and family

Spurg was a kind man, I have many fond memories of him from my childhood. A man of few words but filled with love and laughter. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Jane and Randy Simpson
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
Dear Patsy and family

We will miss seeing Spurgeon at Randy's concert. He was a breath of fresh air and always so caring and smiling. We will miss his laughter and funny comments. We will keep you and the family in our prayers for comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time.

Michelle Sowers
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers and thoughts! From what I heard he was a sweet man and loved very much.
I pray for you to have strength on your hard day.

Kev and SHERRI Leggore
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017
SHERRI and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. For the brief time we have been a part of your family he always had a smile on face and great to talk too. He wil deeply be missed thoughts and prayers to the family.

Judy Miller
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
Patsy & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Spurg's Passing!
Our sincere sympathy to you and all the Family.
We will certainly miss his smiling face & friendly greetings
at the annual Steam Engine Show.
Thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
The Millers, Lee, Judy, & Lee, Jr. (Otis)

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