George L. Duke Traffic agency worker

May 01, 1991

Services for George L. Duke, a retired employee of the Baltimore Department of Traffic and Transit, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Duke, who was 88 and had lived in Severna Park for more than a year, died Saturday of heart failure at the Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park.

He retired in 1965 after 13 years as a sign erector and then a tool clerk for the Baltimore agency, now called the Department of Transportation.

Earlier, he worked as a machinist for the Baltimore Transit Co. and the Koppers Co. He also worked in a paint factory as a young man.

A native of Wilmington, N.C., he moved to Baltimore at the age of 21. He also lived in Brooklyn Park for many years.

His wife of 63 years, the former Thelma E. Turner, died in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Richard G. Duke of Severna Park; two half-sisters, Helen Duke of Wilmington, Del., and Matie Allen of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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