Carolyn E. Duke

HARRISBURG Carolyn Elizabeth (McCombs) Ketrow Duke, 90, formerly of Dillsburg, passed peacefully on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Harrisburg. She was the widow of George W. Ketrow and Joseph J. Duke, Jr. She was born February 17, 1923, in West Fairview (Enola), the daughter of the late Charles F. and Sara F. (Ream) McCombs. Carolyn retired in 1982 after 35 years with the Pennsylvania Railroad, Conrail and Amtrak. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Dillsburg, where she served in various capacities throughout her lifetime. Carolyn enjoyed golf, Card Club, volunteering at the Thrift Shop in Dillsburg, attending theater shows and her church. She was a graduate of Enola High School. Carolyn is survived by her daughter-in-law, Helen L. Ketrow of Elliottsburg; two granddaughters, Christine Apollonio and her husband Jim of Lemoyne, Kelly M. Forlizzi and her husband Jimmy of Elliottsburg; her great grandson, Nicholas Litrenta of Mechanicsburg; her step-son, Joseph Duke, III of New Cumberland; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, along with her parents and husbands, by her son Bradley A. Ketrow; four brothers, Robert, Brooks, Donald, and James McCombs; and one sister, Ione (McCombs) Wood. A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Cocklin Funeral Home, Inc., 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg with the Rev. Jeffrey Swanger officiating. Burial will be held in the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill. A viewing will be held Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Carolyn's family ask that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Central PA, Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, 1701 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110; or her church, Calvary United Methodist Church, 203 Mumper Lane, Dillsburg, PA 17019. An online guestbook can be signed at

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Cocklin Funeral Home, INC.
30 North Chestnut St. Dillsburg, PA 17019

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 1, 2013