John E. Duker Jr.


John Edward Duker Jr., 80, a retired financial consultant and former Baltimorean, died of a heart attack Wednesday while vacationing with his wife in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, Indian Landing Road and Md. 178 in Millersville.

Mr. Duker and his wife, the former Barbara Weatherly, had lived in Sebastian, Fla., since he retired in 1985, but they spent summers at Arden on the Severn near Annapolis.

A Baltimore native and the grandson of Dr. Harry Baldwin Gant, )) an Anne Arundel County physician, he grew up in Guilford and attended the Gilman School. He received a bachelor's degree in geology from Princeton University in 1934.

Mr. Duker sold life insurance for the Prudential Insurance Co. in Mountain Lakes, N.J., from 1940 to 1960. He then opened his own financial consulting business there.

He served in the Army during World War II and retired from the military as a major in the Army Reserve.

Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Barbara Macmillan of Denville, N.J.; two sons, John E. Duker III of Reston, Va., and Steven G. Duker of Baltimore; five sisters, Sue Bayley of Crownsville, Libby Price of Houston, Marjory McMickle of Madison, Wis., and Eleanor Ehle and Helen Hubbard, both of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

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