George Frank Duke

March 22, 1949September 18, 2018

DUKE, George Frank 69 of Englewood, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Dayton VA Medical Center with his family at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 10 years, Jane (nee Vescio) Duke, son Chris (Jonda) Duke, daughter Nicki (Steve Camp) Duke, five grandchildren Brooke (Jeremy) Pescini and their children Carson, Trenton, Spencer and Emily; Jessica (Josh Hayes) Cooper and their daughter Riah; Katti (Michael Ricke) Duke; Baylee Lawson, Drake Lawson, Aunt Hazel Callahan, Uncle George Pilotte, cousin April Bernard, lifelong childhood friend Bob (Ellie) Toombs. Also surviving are his mother and father-in-law Jan and Fred J. Vescio, brothers-in-law Lou Rath, Doug (Robin) Angi, Ken (Kathy) Angi, Charlie Edwards, Chris (Tammy) Angi, sisters-in-law Lynne (Bob) Harrignton, Barb (John) Teague, Rose (Steve) Bishop, and his beloved four legged fur babies, Max and Kirby. George was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Frank and Doria (nee Pilotte) Duke, sisters-in-law Bev Rath, Sherry Edwards, brother-in-law Fred M. Vescio. George was a US Naval Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class serving in the Vietnam War from March 1968 – March 1972. He was a graduate of Lyndon Institute in Lyndon VT where he was co-captain of his high school hockey team, he attended his 50th Class Reunion in 2017. He also was a graduate of Southern State College, enjoyed playing golf, riding his Harley, traveling, guns, was a lifetime member of the NRA and was retired from Emery Worldwide after 28 years. There will be a memorial service, Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm, Valley Brook Club House, 4000 Valley Brook, Englewood, Ohio 45322. Arrangements entrusted to the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL. Messages of sympathy and support to his family may be made at: In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of George may be made to the D.A.V. –


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 22, 2018

George Frank Duke

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Giles Instone

September 22, 2018

George was one of the good guys. Always fair to deal with and great fun to be with after work. I will have fond memories of being on the back of his bike and picking him up when he crossed his skis. I will miss him.
My best to his family.

Joseph Hrezo

September 22, 2018

A great boss, a great guy and fun to travel with when on business trips for Emery. My condolences to the entire extended Duke family.
I will miss a very good friend.

Alice Campbell Kent

September 21, 2018

Sincere condolences to your family. I am so glad to have seen George at our reunion last year.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Alice Kent

Mary Catanzarita

September 21, 2018

My condolences to Jane and all of George's family and friends.

I was pleased that George came to our 50th LI reunion.

Rest in peace.

Craig Birchard

September 21, 2018

Dear Family,

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Husband, Father, and Grandfather. I was pleased to have reacquainted with George at our 50th Class reunion last year. He was an interesting fella from Lyndon Corner who was fun to know and usually had a joke or two up his sleeve! May the Lord bless you and your Family.

Craig Birchard

Sandy Greenberg

September 20, 2018

George was one of my many anchors when Stan passed away — neighbor, friend and support. He will always be in my thoughts and fun memories!

Joyce Clifford

September 20, 2018

Dear Jane and family

So sorry for your loss. Joyce Clifford