Duke Bope

April 18, 1956 - September 16, 2017

Visitation: Thursday 2-4 & 6-8PM, Devlin Funeral Home, Ross Twp.

Service: Friday 11AM, Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143


Duke Bope, age 61, of Franklin Park, formerly of Bellevue, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Most precious son of Joan and the late George Bope, Jr; Most precious brother of Mark Bope and Janet Bope McCloskey (Patrick); Proud and loving uncle of Jack McCloskey; Loving nephew of John and Jane Carpenter; Also survived by countless friends and relatives.

Duke was a graduate of North Catholic High School, where he accomplished the designation of Big 33 in football. Duke went on to attend Milford Military Academy in Connecticut and Boston University, playing football at both schools respectively. An accomplished golfer, Duke played on numerous North Catholic state championship teams with his brother Mark. He continued to enjoy golf as a member of Sewickley Heights Golf Club. Using his strong work ethic, Duke helped to build Architectural Clay Products with his brother, which his father started in 1960. His family were very proud of his business accomplishments. Above all, Duke was a very strong Christian man.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A funeral service will be held on Friday 11AM in Christ Church at Grove Farm (everyone please meet at church), 249 Duff Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143, with Pastor John Guest presiding.

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  • Angela Campana Lovecchio

    I went to BU with Duke. He was a good friend there. I just found his obituary and I’m so sorry. I have great memories.

  • Art Smedberg

    To family/friends of Duke: I was a teammate of Duke’s at BU. I was just informed of his passing last night by another Terrier teammate (Brian Pagliaro)…..I just want to send along my sincere condolences on Duke’s passing. He was a great teammate and friend…….Art Smedberg

  • Joe Viehbeck

    I was a classmate of Duke’s at North Catholic. Although we ran in different circles, he and I would sit and chat occasionally. He was always ALWAYS A CLASS ACT AND A GOOD MAN. May he R.I.P.

  • Pastor Blaine Workman

    To the Bope family,
    On behalf of all of the entire church family at Allegheny Center Alliance Church let me extend our condolences to you. Only this morning was I informed of Duke’s passing and this news both surprised and saddened me. He was indeed a fine Christian man and he is experiencing the reward of a right relationship with his Savior even now. But I’m sure he will be missed by many in the days, weeks and months ahead. Know that you will be in the prayers of many in our church family here as we ask God to walk with you and to bring comfort to you in this valley.
    Grace and peace,
    Blaine Workman

  • Michael McDonough

    Bope Family:

    So sorry to learn of Duke’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

    Duke leaves a legacy of genuineness, humor, and love of family, May your memories bring you comfort.

    Michael & Janet McDonough

 

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