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Duane N. Fitz-Patrick

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On August 1, 2017 @ 4:27 pm In Obituaries,South Euclid | 12 Comments

DUANE N. “DUKE” FITZ-PATRICK age 73, beloved husband of the late Darlene A. (nee Robek); loving father of Kimberly Halpern (husband Peleg) and Duane T. (wife Tami); devoted grandfather of Coby, Michaela, Maya, Brady and Brianna; cherished son of the late David and Norma (nee McCreery); dearest brother of James (wife Regina), Shannon (Maureen Dobos) and the late David (wife Marilyn) and Kevin (wife Carol); dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Duane was born on May 4, 1944 in Youngstown and passed away on July 30, 2017 in Chicago, IL. He was living with his daughter and family in Chicago for the past 4 months, previously residing in Florida and South Euclid, Ohio. Duke was a member of the East Side Irish-American Club. He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown and attended Youngstown State University. Duke was a project manager and estimator for HVAC companies including EB Katz, Vadakin Refrigeration, R&D Sheetmetal, Northeast Refrigeration, Reliance Mechanical and Superior Installation. He loved golf, socializing, spending time with grandkids and family and traveling.  Duke never missed the opportunity to catch one of his grandkids games; hockey, soccer, baseball and coached many of his son’s teams when he was growing up. Duke was a big Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland sports fan. He loved his yard work and had the greenest yard in South Euclid. He worked hard and played hard. Duke was always punctual, a perfectionist who was very well respected and had high standards for himself and others. Duke will be remembered most as a friendly, fun-loving, social, hardworking and loyal man who was a good friend and family member to many. He loved getting together with dear friends like the Bridgeview Bunch, his good golf/work buddies and childhood friends. He will be dearly missed.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Gesu Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Duke at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) FRIDAY 3-5 & 6-8 PM.

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Condolence from Morris Pengilly on August 2nd, 2017 9:15 am

I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to all of Duke’s family.While he was a former neighbor, I had not seen him for a number of years. He was near the top of my list of “Good People”, as I’m sure he was for many. May he RIP..

Morris Pengilly

Condolence from James Naples on August 2nd, 2017 7:52 pm

Sorry to learn about Duane’s passing. I was a classmate and neighbor (Hopkins Road). We had good times at Mooney and on occasion did the long walk home. My best to the family.
James Naples-Pleasanton CA

Condolence from Kathy Dalton & Mel Beller on August 2nd, 2017 9:35 pm

Kim, Duane and family. We were sorry to hear of Duke’s passing. We will remember him in our prayers. We will also remember him as a good family man and friend to many. RIP, Duke.

Condolence from Howie Jones on August 3rd, 2017 10:33 am

I am very sorry to hear about Duke’s passing. We went all thru school together from 1st to 12th grade, and played football at St. Patrick’s, We played a few rounds of golf up until he moved to Florida. I’m very sorry for your loss. Duke was a great man. May he RIP.

Condolence from Jim Fitz-Patrick ( cousin ) on August 3rd, 2017 11:53 am

So sorry to hear about Duke, I have a lot of good memories of him at all of the family functions, especially the reunion . i know he’ll be missed by many .

Condolence from Pam and Lou Cangelosi , on August 3rd, 2017 11:55 am

We offer our deepest condolences to all the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
RIP Duke.

Condolence from Terry Kilbane on August 3rd, 2017 7:44 pm

Sorry to hear of Duke’s passing I worked with him at Soehnlen piping he was a good guy, may he rest in God’s peace.

Condolence from Dale Lisko on August 4th, 2017 12:50 pm

Kim (Peleg), Duane (Tami), our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was great man, father, and husband. I don’t think he ever missed a Mislevy Family reunion.
Your cousin Dale, Cheryl Lisko and family.

Condolence from Mary & Robert Ciarlillo on August 4th, 2017 1:28 pm

Sincere condolences & prayers to Duke’s family. I worked with him at R & D Heating and Sheet Metal many years ago. He was always good for a smile or a joke. I hope he and Darlene are golfing today!

Rest in peace, my friend!

Mary (Widmer) Ciarlillo & Rob

Condolence from Bill and Eileen Edwards on August 4th, 2017 7:04 pm

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Condolence from Dick Burke on August 4th, 2017 8:20 pm

Prayers and condolences to Dukes family. The Fitzpatrick Brothers ran with the Burke Brothers through the years. I can hardly see to type this. RIP Duke……..

Condolence from Jan Stoudnor on August 6th, 2017 8:26 pm

Kim, Duane and families. There are no words that can stop the heartbreak that is felt when you lose a loved one, but….. you can put smiles on your face and in your heart by recalling some of the wonderful memories that you shared.
From the Stoudnor family let me express our heart felt sympathies. We have wonderful memories of all you and the Bridgeview bunch that we were so blessed to be apart of for so many years.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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