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Fred Duane Disbro

10/20/1960 - 09/21/2020

Fred Duane Disbro, born October 20,1960 was called home Monday September 21,2020  in Mesa, Arizona. He was born to John O Disbro and Stella VanCuren in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Duane was caring, kind, compassionate,and of a giving nature, always willing to help a friend, neighbor, or someone in need. He loved to teach about mechanical work to new employees, or friends and family. Duane’s hobbies were golf, fishing or Nascar racing. He and his wife Barbara were married 30 years, Married April 20, 1990, they have 2 beautiful children Taylor Disbro, Kirsten Disbro, and two grandchildren Leighton Howell, and Kalaya Wade. He is survived by his Father John O Disbro, Step mom Wilda Disbro, Brothers -JD Disbro and Chester DIsbro, his sister Debra Disbro. He will be missed by all.

Visitation by invation will be held at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr., Mesa, Az Thursday September 24, 2020 at 2pm. The family will hold an open house at 4-8pm at  2564 E. Harmony Ave, Mesa,Az.


  • Our deepest sympathies to Duane’s family. Duane was our mechanic for thirty years. We so appreciated his expertise, but even more so his always honest assessment and his willingness to help whenever we needed it. Just a small example, several times I called him when I was on a long trip and something went wrong with my car. He was always concerned, addressed my immediate need and would tell me exactly what I needed to know. He had the utmost concern for my safety, and would advise me whether I needed to find a local mechanic, or if I could safely continue to travel at freeway speeds. Duane was a rare person in today’s world. He treated everyone equally and gave of himself to the benefit of everyone. From our many interactions over the years, we know how he treasured his family, hard work and a good laugh. We are so very sorry for your loss. A life well-lived – Rest In Peace, Duane.

  • Mike & Louise Steib

    Mike (Computer Mike) and I knew Duane as our mechanic for about 10 years, when her worked at the Shell auto repair shop at McClintock & Warner in Tempe, a trusted, honest and friendly mechanic. A good person!
    We are sorry to hear of his passing.
    Condolences to his wife and children.
    Mike & Louise

  • To all of Duane’s family, my wife and I are praying for you all. We knew Duane for over 25 years, he was someone I called a “friend” I loved talking and sharing with Duane. I will miss my friend, may the Lord welcome Duane with open arms. Duane was a kind man, and his heart was a heart of a champion, he was always honest and trustworthy. I will miss my friend so much. Mark and Susan Melkowski

  • We met Duane 20 years ago when we moved to Tempe. I always brought him and the mechanics donuts for all the work they did on our vehicles. Duane was a good manager over his people as they respected him!! He was fair and honest and always did the right thing. He was not greedy and looked after us and the other customers with compassion and kindness. Thanks for everything Duane. We never took you for granted. Jim & Amy P

  • My prayers are with your family. Duane was a trusted mechanic to family for over 20 years. He was very kind and fair and I enjoyed chatting with him while waiting for my vehicle.

  • In 1989 I moved to south Tempe. The brakes on my car felt funny so I stopped at Sun Devil Auto. The mechanic there told me I needed new brakes on my new car at the cost of around one thousand dollars. Well that didn’t sound right so I stopped at the gas station on the corner near my home. That’s when I met Duane (I always called him “D”) he made some small adjustment, didn’t charge me and told me my brakes were fine. Then I stopped by for a 30,000 mile check up and D told me the brakes were still good. So over the next thirty years I suppose I saw D every couple of months or so. He always had a smile, always in good humor. One time I needed a used car. I told D what I was looking for and he hooked my up with a seller down the street. The seller was a dentist. I went over, looked at the car (lexus) and told him “I’ll take it.” He said “Don’t you want to drive it?” I said “No thanks, D said it’s in good shape. I’ll take it.” I trusted D without question. But not so much with Nick. (kidding, D would have laughed at that one. ) He was a good guy. I am glad I knew him. I will say a prayer for my friend D. I am sorry for your loss. God Bless.

  • The first time I met him, chatted a bit, I knew I could trust and rely on him, Maybe it was the smile, or the way he talked? Turned out after many years of dealing with him, I was right. When we heard Mike had sold the property, the first thing we said was, where is Duane.
    May the family and friends know that he is now in heaven, sitting at the feet of God, and will have eternal peace. He is loved by all who came in contact with him
    “A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.”

  • Wayne and Barb Johnston

    We were very saddened to hear of Duane’s passing. Like so many others, Duane took care of our vehicles for several years. He always knew me by name (and cars) when I called, and had a smile on his face with a sweet chuckle when we would go see him. He was always honest in his dealings with us, and we knew that his guidance could be trusted. He was a man of intrigrity, kind and outgoing, and he is missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Duane’s family, and we pray you find comfort in knowing that Duane touched the lives of so many for good.

  • We knew we had found a treasure when we first started taking our cars to Duane. For the past 25 years he was the man we trusted with our car repair and asked for advice about purchasing cars. He was an honest person who would tell you whether you needed to replace something or could get by for a bit longer. A man of integrity who cared about his customers and people in general. We trusted Duane to tell us whether any used car we were buying was in good shape. We called him from the road many times with an emergency breakdown or problem. He would calm us and tell us exactly what to do about the car and even if the cost we were being quoted was fair or not.
    Duane became a trusted friend that I looked forward to chatting with when I was at the shop. He had a great sense of humor and was easy to talk to. It is rare in this life to find someone you completely trust, knowing he is thinking about your wellbeing and puts it before any benefit to himself. A truly wonderful man. We will miss him greatly. Myself, my husband and our two grown children send our sincere condolences to his family. The world has lost a great guy.

  • Ray and Barb Gomez

    I was so sad to hear about Duane’s passing. Duane took care of our vehicles and my son’s as well for many years at McClintock Shell and then at Five Star. I would trust my Ford 1964 F 100 Only with Duane. We love to joke around and share happenings in our lives while waiting for my car services to be done. I loved his laugh, outlook on life, optimism, willingness to help fix my vehicles’ problems the best way possible with no unnecessary work being done. We could always trust Duane. He was one of the good guys. I would tell anyone who would ask to take their vehicle to him. I don’t understand why God would take Duane away from his family at such a young age. I guess he needed him more than us on Earth. Our condolences to his family. We are all much better people because we got to know Duane.

  • Duane took care of our cars for many years. I trusted him like family . Always a big smile and always positive . I trusted him like family . Duane’s family is in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.

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