Duff Maki
1948 - 2020
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Duff Maki, 71, passed away on July 20th in his Tallahassee, FL home that he and his beloved wife, Peggy shared, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Duff was born in Springfield, MA to Joan and Orville Maki on August 14, 1948. He attended Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, FL, and then went to the University of Tennessee-Martin, where he played football. Post-schooling, Duff served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, where he completed Ranger School and was a Special Forces Infantry Unit Commander in the Vietnam War. In addition, Duff was a man of faith and served Faith Presbyterian Church in various roles of Deacon, Elder, and Grief Counselor.

Duff is survived by his cherished wife Peggy; daughters Jennifer (Jess Brown), Stephanie (Tim Anderson), and Courtney (Derek Whitis); sister Dianne (Jeff Lange); and grandchildren Claire, Bennett, and Anna Kate Brown, Sydney Anderson, and Carson Whitis; nephew Nathan Lange; and niece Molly Lange.

Memorials may be given to the Faith Presbyterian Preschool Scholarship Fund in his name. Due to current circumstances, a Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Todd Wahlquist with Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the Maki family with their arrangements.

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Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on Jul. 26, 2020.
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July 28, 2020
Duff is the love of my life. God blessed us with 25 years together; 24, married. Many of you will know us from Choctawhatchee HS, Class of 66, and we both were guidance counselors at Choctaw in the late 1990's. We will let you know when the Celebration of Life is planned. It will be held in Tallahassee, Florida.
PEGGY MAKI
Spouse
July 28, 2020
Duff is the love of my life. God blessed us with 25 years together; 24, married. Many of you knew Duff through me when I taught at Woodham High School. My heart is so broken; but, I am grateful I will see him again one day. Always and Forever My Love, Peggy
PEGGY MAKI
Spouse
July 26, 2020
Dear Dianne and Maki family,
I send my love and deepest condolences to you all in the passing of Duff. May your fond memories of him make you smile and bring peace to your hearts. He sure was a handsome fella back in the day. Dianne, I have to say that I surely had a crush on him back in high school and when I would come over to y'all's house on Monahan, my heart would pitter-patter at the sight of him. Remembering your family fondly...
Fran Hodgins DeCray
Fran DeCray
Friend
July 25, 2020
It was a pleasure running for you at Choctawhatchee High School back in the early 2000s. Thank you for everything Coach.
Thomas Sukalski
Student
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