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  • Writer's pictureKevin Hessel

Lawrence J. Duke, MD

Lawrence J. Duke died peacefully on May 24, 2020, in his home in Tiburon after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 75 years old.

Larry was the cherished husband of Darby; devoted father of Suzanne Duke and Catherine (James) Ricker; beloved grandfather of Jack, Michael and Christopher; brother of Ann Marie (Rodney) McNair and James Duke; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was a graduate and life-long fan of the University of Notre Dame (’67) where he played on the first Notre Dame lacrosse team. He matriculated from Norte Dame to the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was a member of the Galens Medical Society and inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Larry was a man of many interests and talents: a vascular, thoracic, and trauma surgeon for 43 years, former mayor of Tiburon, private pilot, avid motorcyclist, amateur Civil War historian, home remodeler, and farmer.

A memorial Mass will be held when gathering restrictions are lifted.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin.

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