George T. Duko

LEETONIA George T. Duko, 83, of Leetonia, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at his home.

George was born March 1, 1931 in Leetonia, a son of the late Andrew Joseph and Nellie Cecelia Eskay Duko and had lived in this area all of his life.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Korean War. He had been employed as splicer and engineer’s assistant for the Ohio Bell Company for 42 years, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Leetonia.

He is survived by his wife, the former, Mary K. Long, whom he married May 23, 1953; a daughter, Lisa (Mick) Amburgey of Utica; two sons, George Duko II of Tallmadge and Edward (Pamela) Duko of Lisbon; three sisters, Betty Bell of Salem, Helen Gallo of Leetonia and Mary Catherine Tortora of Northville, Mich.; two brothers, Edward (Sandra) Duko of Canfield and Lawrence (Renee) Duko of Leetonia; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Leetonia with Reverend Stephen Wassie officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

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