Harry F. Duke, 67, of East Butler passed away Friday morning surrounded by his family October 11, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.
Born April 14, 1952 in Butler, he was a son of the late Harry and Katherine (Bandura) Duke.
He was baptized at S.S. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Harry retired from Magnetics after 43 years.
He took great pride in the up keep of his lawn and home. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, gardening and he loved to take his 1969 GTX to car shows. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh penguins and the Steelers.
He was the past Fire Chief of the East Butler Volunteer Fire Department of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Happy Hunters.
He is survived by a brother, Dave (Katie) Duke of East Butler and a sister, Rose Ann (Dean) Raith of Butler. He loved his nephews David (Ashley) Duke of Mars and Brad (Jim) Duke of Pittsburgh and numerous cousins.
His step-family members which include Heather (Mike) Strobel, D.J. (Marlee), grandson Maverick and Leah Osche all of Butler. Christy (Matt) Hobie, Xavier Bartoe of Petrolia. Paula (Neil) Ethan and Colton Drushel of Butler.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Katherine and his fiance', Renae. A number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family wishes to extent their thanks to all the family and friends and special friend, Kathleen for all of your thoughts and prayers and visits during his illness. All of the doctors, nurses, aides and staff at AGH. Butler Ambulance, Karns City Rescue and East Butler Ambulance Service for his transportation. A huge thanks to AGH , Butler Memorial Hospital, Sunnyviw, Chicora Medical Center and especially Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot for all the special care you provided for Harry during his last days, may God Bless you and keep you!
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the East Butler Fire Hall, 2nd floor. Arrangements completed by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001.