Roland R. Duke

August 9, 1931 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 90)


Roland R. Duke, 90, of Mifflinburg departed this life at 5:15 am on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Evangelical Community Hospital to a world where he will suffer no more.

Born on August 9, 1931 in White Deer Twp, the son of the late Harrison F. and Catherine L. (Elliott) Duke. On October 27, 1951 at the Mifflinburg Nazarene Church he married the former Josephine E. Wert, his wife of 70 years who survives.

He was the father of two sons, Curtis and his wife Donna and Craig who was tragically killed in 1982. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Tarri, Brandi, and Mindi and their spouses, 13 great grandchildren, 6 brothers and sisters, Carl, Frank, Eugene, Nancy, Beverly, and Miriam. As well as brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

He spent his life working with furniture. He retired from Yorktowne as a supervisor. Earlier in life he worked for Pennsylvania House Furniture and McClure Furniture. Upon retirement Roland would spend time with his brother Carl refinishing furniture.

In his spare time he loved making things with his metal and wood working machinery. If you needed any tool or advice on how to make anything "Just ask Roland".

He was a longtime member of the Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene serving as usher for many years.

Due to the pandemic there will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to the funeral at 2 pm on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene, 12 Market Street, Mifflinburg with Pastor Wayne Krell officiating.

Interment will be in Mifflinburg Cemetery.

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Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.

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