Thomas D. Durrance

Deceased: 25 November 1973

Under: Obituary

Thomas D. Durrance, former vice president of Public Relations and of Aramco Overseas Company, died on Nov. 25 of leukemia. He was 56 years old.

Retired in 1971 as director of Employee Relations and Public Relations for Texaco Europe, Ltd. In Brussels, he was living in Le Fleix, France at the time of his death.

Mr. Durrance joined Aramco in 1960 as manager of Public Relations and was elected vice president in 1961 and vice president of AOC in 1962. He remained with this company until 1965, when he joined Texaco Inc.

A 1940 graduate of George Washington University, Mr. Durrance had been a reporter for the Washington Post, an American Field Service ambulance driver with British Forces in Africa and Italy during World War II, and European bureau chief for Time Magazine. He was later senior editor of Kiplinger Magazine and information specialist for the Economic Cooperation Administration before joining Texaco in 1955.

Surviving are his widow, the former Bonnie Howells; their daughter Deirde; three children from a former marriage, Grace, Thomas D. Jr., and Edward; and a sister, Creel. Mrs Durrance may be contacted at LaGalage 24, LeFleix, Dordogne, France.

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