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Robert J. "Kip" Dutkiewicz-Duke

January 9, 1933 ~ March 7, 2021 (age 88)

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Age 88, of the South Side, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Beloved husband of 65 years to Dorothy (Niespodzianski) Dutkiewicz-Duke; loving father of Robert, Jr., Leonard (Beverly), Gary, Jennifer (Brian) Graham, and the late Kenneth; cherished Pappy of Dietrich and Treyton Graham; son of the late Raymond, Sr. and Catherine Dutkiewicz; loving brother of Ruth (Douglas) Loadman, Virginia (Charles) Mauro, and the late Raymond (survived by Amelia) Duke, Jr.; also many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law of Frank (Rose) Niespodzianski. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and was employed by the US Postal Service for 40 years and retired as the Express Mail Manager of Pittsburgh and Metropolitan Area, receiving many awards and recognitions for his outstanding service. Kip was an avid fisherman who enjoyed his summer home at Pymatuning Lake with Dorothy. He loved fishing "up the lake" and at Erie with his family and friends. Dad, "Pap," also enjoyed watching Pittsburgh sports and having a few beers with all those who loved him dearly. Friends received Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1-8 PM in Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Inc., 2323 E. Carson St., following CDC guidelines. Funeral Prayer Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:00 AM, Mass of Christian Burial in St. Adalbert Church- Mary, Queen of Peace Parish at 10:00 AM.

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Visitation
Wednesday
March 10, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Inc.
2323 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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