F. Duke Torbert
1936 - 2021
F. Duke Torbert, 85, passed away on July 21, 2021. Born on June 24, 1936, in Smyrna, Georgia, Duke grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. He held a Degree in Physics from the University of South Carolina, and after two years of postgraduate work at USC, he moved his family to Orlando, where he was employed by Martin-Marietta Corporation.

Duke had many interests in his life including growing orchids, officiating at swim meets, skate dancing, square dancing, working the daily crossword puzzle, and travel, after his retirement. His greatest joy was singing and he sang in church choirs much of his adult life. In later years, he also performed with The Downtowners and Young at Heart singing groups.

Duke is survived by Patricia, his wife of 64 years, children Frank (Paula), Mary (Mike), Andrea (Tim), and David (Terry), 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild, all of whom he was very proud and loved dearly. He will be greatly missed by his family. Service will be held at the Chapel at Lutheran Towers, 300 E. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801 on Saturday, August 7 at 10:30am.
Published by Orlando Sentinel from Jul. 27 to Aug. 1, 2021.
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Frank, My wife and I offer our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tom and Jeanann Bradford
August 6, 2021
Dear Frank, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alan Castro and Family
August 6, 2021
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Alicia (Estes) Boulaich
August 6, 2021
Dear Torbert Family, On behalf of the Meisel Family and the Blue Dolfins swim team, I would like to thank you for sharing Duke with the local and national swimming community for so many years. Swimmers, parents, coaches, and meet administrators from all levels owe much gratitude to Duke for his dedication to the sport as a parent, meet official and referee. Please know that you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care & God Bless All. Rest in God's Peace, Duke...
Kevin Meisel
August 1, 2021
Sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time
Greg and Jeanna Weot and family
July 28, 2021
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