Elliott, Duane Edward
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July 16, 1923 - Dec. 26, 2012
Duane Edward Elliott, 89, of Venice died Wednesday, December 26, 2012. He was born in Owasso, Michigan on July 16, 1923 to the late Samuel and Claribel Elliott. Duane graduated from Cheboygan High School and went on to receive his degree in Engineering from Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He served his country in Italy as a Lieutenant in the Army during WWII and is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Eileen (Clune). Duane moved to Venice, in 1981 after retiring from Metal Lubricants Co., Chicago, IL and the Homewood Flossmoor Tennis Club where he was the Club pro and manager. His love of tennis led Duane back to the game and to Jacaranda West Tennis Club where he was club pro until he retired in 1990. Duane is survived by four children: Barbara (DJ) Stetzel of Venice, James (Colleen) Elliott of Sparta, NJ, Robert (Judy) Elliott of San Diego, CA, and Thomas (Christine) Elliott of North Port. He is also survived by five grandchildren and five great grandchildren and sister Jacqueline Elliott Koch of Venice. A private family gathering is planned to honor the memory of a wonderful husband and father.
Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013