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Obituaries

  • Donald LeRoy Duke

    Donald LeRoy Duke

Donald LeRoy Duke, 71,

Nov. 30, 2015

Donald LeRoy Duke

Don­ald LeRoy Duke

Don­ald LeRoy Duke, 71, of Engle­wood, Fla., passed away Mon­day, Nov. 30, 2015, at Tampa Gen­eral Hospital.

Born June 27, 1944, in Bal­ti­more, Md., he had been a res­i­dent of Char­lotte County for 15 years since com­ing from Baltimore.

A self-employed gen­eral con­trac­tor for the greater por­tion of his life with Avon­dale Con­struc­tion & Remod­el­ing, Don retired in 2000. His pas­sion was play­ing bil­liards, and he was a long-time mem­ber of the APA as well as the BCA. He was a lung trans­plant recip­i­ent three years ago, and was liv­ing his life to the fullest!

He was loved by many fam­ily and friends and will be missed by all.

Sur­vivors include three chil­dren, Don­ald M. Duke, Gin­ger L. Miller and Renae R. Nel­son; two sis­ters, Rhonda DePietro and Susan Daniel; two broth­ers, John Michael Duke and Den­nis Duke; and seven grand­chil­dren whom he loved and cared for dearly, of Baltimore.

The fam­ily will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Dec. 5, fol­lowed by a ser­vice, at the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory, 3070 South McCall Road, Engle­wood 34224.

Inurn­ment will be in Mary­land at a later date.

You may share a mem­ory with the Duke fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com