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Robert J. Duffy

March 30, 1941 - September 29, 2021

U.S. Veteran

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Robert (Bob) J. Duffy, age 80 and a longtime Dunmore resident, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, after an illness. On April 21, 2014, Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Barbara June (McLaughlin) Duffy.
Born in Scranton on March 30, 1941, son of the late Donald and Louise (Moylan) Duffy, Bob was a graduate of the former St. Paul’s High School, Class of 1959, before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Scranton. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy prior to his honorable discharge in 1968.
Shortly after marriage he began raising his family in Dunmore where he would live the rest of his life. After initially working for Singer Corporation, he would retire after working in sales for Brandt Money Handling Systems for 30 years.
An avid skier, Bob was a fixture at Montage Mountain and always fond of his ski trips with his friends. He was the president of the former Bishop O’Hara High School’s football booster club and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a loyal fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
He enjoyed taking his pup “Kelly” on neighborhood walks and spent much time at Lake Hideaway in Elmhurst Twp. where he was a member for decades.
With a genuine smile and kind heart, to know Bob was to love him. He was a much devoted husband, Father, family member and friend, and his legacy is now left in the hands of his children and grandchildren whom he was so immensely proud of. Loved by all who knew him, he’ll forever be missed.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a longtime member of the Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore.
He is survived by his adored family: sons, Robert S. Duffy and wife, Dina of Harrisburg and Brendan P. Duffy and wife, Tricia of Easton; four grandchildren, Connor Patrick, Clare Genevieve, Emma Rose and Robert Joseph Duffy; his sisters-in-law, Maureen Moylan and husband, Peter and Colleen Dodgson and husband, Donald; his brother-in-law, James McLaughlin; his loyal companion, Agnes Mayer of Scranton; and nieces and nephews.
The last of three brothers, he was also preceded in death by D. James and John Duffy.
His family would like to acknowledge and thank Doctors Charles Deck and Lisa Thomas for their care, compassion and professionalism.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5th at 10:00 AM at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore, with burial to follow at Dunmore Cemetery with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard. Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until Mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital c/o Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore.
Arrangements are under the care of Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue in Scranton.