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In Memory of

Bernard John Dukes

May 29, 1936 - May 15, 2017

Obituary


Bernard J. Dukes, 80, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017. He was the beloved husband of M. Dolores Dukes (nee Parlett), devoted father of son, Lawrence Dukes and his wife Kathy and daughter, Elaine Carnesi and her husband John, loving grandfather of David, Kristen, Carrie and Julia Dukes and Lauren and Nicholas Carnesi. He is also survived by sister, Helen Ruby, brother, William Dukes, sister in law Nancy Dukes and many nieces and nephews. Bernie graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1955 and University of Baltimore in 1971. Retired 30 years Bethlehem...

Bernard J. Dukes, 80, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017. He was the beloved husband of M. Dolores Dukes (nee Parlett), devoted father of son, Lawrence Dukes and his wife Kathy and daughter, Elaine Carnesi and her husband John, loving grandfather of David, Kristen, Carrie and Julia Dukes and Lauren and Nicholas Carnesi. He is also survived by sister, Helen Ruby, brother, William Dukes, sister in law Nancy Dukes and many nieces and nephews. Bernie graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1955 and University of Baltimore in 1971. Retired 30 years Bethlehem Steel General Foreman Cranes and Tractors 56 Coal Sheet Mill and Tin Mill. He also worked for the State of Maryland 5 years as an Officer of Real Estate and 5 years Disability Determination. Bernie was also one of the originators of Drum Corps Affiliates of Maryland, organizer of the quarterly luncheons of Mt. St. Joe class of 1955, Vice President of Baltimore Boys of Summer and active member of Bykota on Stage.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road (at RTE 24) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the St. Ignatius Church, Hickory on Thursday at 12 noon with interment to follow at the St. Joseph Fullerton Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. St. Joseph High School Class of 1955 Scholarship Fund, 4403 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229 or Wounded Warriors-please make checks payable to Baltimore Boys of Summer, PO Box 1394, Cockeysville, MD 21030. www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com