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Duane Whitford
Duane H. Whitford
ERIE – Duane Howard Whitford, 84, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 after a short illness at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie.
The son of Kenneth and Gertrude (Gifford) Whitford, Duane was born on December 14, 1932 in Erie, PA.
A veteran of the United States Army, Duane served during the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Cowle Post #151 Conneaut.
On December 30, 1982 Duane and Judith Dunlap were united in marriage for nearly thirty years, creating many cherished memories along the way.
Duane worked for Pittsburgh-Conneaut Dock as a structural welder retiring in 1995.
Duane is survived by his children; Bruce Whitford of Lake City, PA, Sharon Merchant of Waterford, PA, John Whitford of Erie, PA, Cheri Howard, also of Erie, PA, and Shawn Mackey of Conneaut; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister Diane Cratty of Erie, PA, ; his brother, David Whitford of Mill Creek, PA; loving nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Whitford on June 29, 2012; his parents; and son, Alonzo Turner.
Private Memorial Services were held at Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 3140 East Center Street, North Kingsville, Ohio. Military Honors were provided by VFW Cowle Post #151 of Conneaut.
If desired, contributions in Duane’s memory may be made to the Cowle Post#151.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is handling arrangements.

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