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.