I. Duane Kucera

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 16, 2022

Sgt. I. Duane Kucera, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 5, 1951 in McKeesport, son of the late Irvine and Dorris (Mull) Kucera.  Prior to his retirement Duane was a police officer for North Huntingdon Township with 40 years of dedicated service. 

Duane served as K-9 officer, head of the traffic department and Emergency Response Team and was a member of Hartford Heights Vol. Fire Dept, as well as many other organizations.  He was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School Class of '69, served as North Huntingdon Township Commissioner from 2016-2020, and was a member of Allegheny Valley Lodge 39 F.O.P. 

Duane was a "jack-of-all-trades" and enjoyed boating and spending time with his family and friends at their camp on the Allegheny River.  

Duane fought a long hard battle with cancer, but never lost his sense of humor, remained quick witted and was always telling a joke or two.  He was a friend to everyone and always willing to help and offer advice.  His angels on earth now have a guardian angel in heaven.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen Meacham.  He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Jackie (Grus) Kucera; son, Justin; daughter, Alita East and her husband, Christian; sister, Marlene Kucera; brother-in-law, Don Meacham; grandchildren, Jacob and Jamisyn; in-laws, Missy and Bob Seanor, Eric and Carrie Grus, April and Justin Mueseler; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Western PA Police Benevolent Foundation.

Originally published May 16, 2022.

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