Of Falls Church, VA. Rob departed this life on August 11, 2013 following a determined and inspiring battle with cancer. He is fondly remembered as a loving husband and father, talented attorney, outgoing friend to many, and a sometimes comedian. Survivors include his wife, Gretchen B. Duffett; daughters, Caroline K. Duffett and Laura W. Duffett; father, Benton S. Duffett, Jr.; brothers, Benton S. Duffett III and David J. Duffett; and an abundance of friends. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School (1984), Indiana University (1988), and the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond (1991). As a partner in the Falls Church law firm of Baskin, Jackson & Duffett P.C., he concentrated on landlord-tenant law. Frequently he spoke and lectured on this area of the law, and was responsible for the creation and publication of the Virginia Landlord. First Baptist Church of Alexandria was an important part of Rob's entire life where he served as a Trustee. The family will receive friends at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA. Burial will be at the Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that consideration be given to a memorial contribution to the First Baptist of Alexandria Foundation, Inc. of the same address, or to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458,

Funeral Home

Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 998-9200

Published in The Washington Post from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2013