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John F. Duch

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John F. Duch January 22, 1924-April 13, 2011 Norwich - John F. Duch, age 87, died on April 13, 2011 at the William. W. Backus Hospital. John was born in Norwich on January 22, 1924 to the late Salomea (Walski) and Frank Duch. He married the late Dorothy (Budzenski) Duch on March 10, 1951 at the Divine Providence Church in Norwich. John entered into the United States Navy in 1943 serving within the Seabees during both World War II and the Korean War. He was a decorated service member receiving 2 unit citations, two bronze stars and various ribbons. John also served as a military police officer and upon leaving the Navy he graduated from the P.I.C. Penn Institute as a lieutenant detective. John went to work for General Dynamics where he worked for 35 years as a machinist before retiring. He was a member of the VFW Post #594 and worked with the Fletchers Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps. John was a lifelong parishoner of the Divine Providence Church of Norwich and volunteered within the community as a Norwich Little League Coach. John is survived by a son Glenn Duch and wife Debra of Canterbury; a daughter Janice (Duch) Dickinson of Norwich; grandchildren Erik Dickinson of Norwich, Julie (Duch) King of Norwich, Jillian (Duch) Weitknecht of Canterbury and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Budzenski) Duch; brother Stanley Duch; and sister Mary (Duch) Menitz. There will be a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 16, 2011 at the Woyasz and Son Funeral Home, 141 Central Avenue, Norwich, CT. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at the Divine Providence Cemetery in Norwich. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's name are requested to The 1 Union Street, #301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Apr. 15, 2011
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