Logan Paul Duren passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home in Chattanooga. He was born in Cleveland, TN on April 22, 1983. He lived in Kentucky and Germany before spending most of his childhood growing up in Cleveland. As an adult, he lived throughout the country, making lifelong friends everywhere he went.
Logan was a staunch feminist and equal rights advocate, a sweet, kind spirit, a beautiful soul and remarkable human being who could get along with anyone. He impacted the lives of everyone he met and was loved and adored by his friends. He always took the time to listen, to hear, and to make people smile. He considered different points of view and was able to connect with everyone from their perspective. He was enigmatic with a charismatic personality and witty sense of humor that could make anyone laugh. He changed many people’s lives for the better.
Logan loved food and music and was a connoisseur of both; his taste in food and music was expansive. He equally enjoyed fine food and low brow food, was the number one fan of McDonald’s and Busch beer (“it’s the cheapest and best, how do they do it?”), loved breakfast more than lunch or dinner, and was a talented self-taught “chef.” He constantly discovered new music and shared it with everyone he knew, deejayed professionally and casually, and forever expanded the musical tastes and interests of his friends.
Playing drums was one of the joys of Logan’s life; he was a wildly talented drummer who played in bands in Asheville, Chattanooga, and throughout the country. Other talents include art and graphic design, spinning records, holding his breath for 2 minutes (he was becoming very competitive about breath holding), finding anything on the internet, and, like his grampy Cas, he was a crackerjack at fixing just about anything.
Logan enjoyed porch hangs, campfires, fishing, camping with friends, and going to shows. He was many dogs’ favorite person. He enjoyed his work as a carpenter and being co-founder and partner at Special Teknologeez, Inc.
Preceded in death by his beloved grandparents Alice and Casimir Yaniscavitch.
Survived by parents Lori Yaniscavitch and Paul Duren; grandparents Mary Elizabeth and John Duren; his partner of four years Grace Holtz; and hundreds of friends from Cleveland, Chattanooga, and all over the country.
Visitation will be held at Grissom Funeral Home/Serenity of Cleveland on Wednesday, December 30 from 5pm to 7pm. A celebration of life will be held later in 2021; we will inform his fanbase.
In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Logan’s life can be made to Chattanooga Girls Rock; Today’s Future Sound, Oakland, CA; Crescendo Detroit; Campaign Zero; The Bail Project; The Sentencing Project; UNITY of Greater New Orleans; St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen, Detroit; the Barnard Astronomical Society; or any nonprofit organization honoring Logan’s values.
The service will be live streamed on our Facebook page under Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC (or Serenity Funeral Home Etowah)