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Gene P. DeLuca - 72

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Gene P. “Duke” DeLuca. Age 72. Frankfort resident, formerly of Chicago Heights. Graduate of Bloom High School. Attended Southern Illinois University. Retired Custodian from the Chicago Heights School District 170 at Jefferson and Washington Schools. Father of Matthew DeLuca. Son of the late Pauline nee Ignelzi and Gene J. DeLuca Sr. Brother of Raymond and James DeLuca. Uncle of Sarah, Amy and Karen. Friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street US rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday July 28, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Services at funeral home Saturday July 29, 2023 10:00 am. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Info 708-481-9230 and  


  • Toby Gershon Padgett

    on 07/25/23

    Gene, we've known each other since elementary school and you were always one of the kindest, funniest, decent guys I ever knew. You are very much missed and very much loved by so many. Rest in peace my friend. XOXO
  • Patricia Langley Eisele

    on 07/25/23

    Rest in peace dear friend.

  • michael wachel

    on 07/26/23

    My sympathies to the family.  I was a classmate of Duke at Bloom. We were on the baseball team together. We shared some memories at the reunion.  Great guy, will be missed.

  • Tim & Paula Tosi

    on 07/26/23

    Sorry to hear this. Our condolences to the family.

  • Frank Pignotti

    on 07/27/23

    Gene was a terrific guy. Friendly to all. 

  • Karyn Walsh

    on 07/27/23

    You were always the coolest... I have many fond memories of you coming home from Southern, always surrounded by friends and pretty girls! I will miss you Uncle Gene

  • Jim DeLuca

    on 07/28/23

    I will miss you my brother. I am always so proud of you. I have so many wonderful memories of you. God Bless you my beloved brother. Peace and much Love to my awesome brother. Jim 

  • Julie Craig

    on 07/30/23

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
  • Rob Eickhoff

    on 08/02/23


    The world's a pooer place with your passing.  I remember the two years we worked for Bob Lueder and CHPD at Small Fry & CHAA parks.  I valued your friendship then and although life's happenings sent us on different paths, I have always looked back at the time we had, fondly.  Rest easy, brother.  You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Suellen Fansher

    on 08/10/23

    Matt please know that my family is saddened to hear that your Dad has passed. Old Parkview neighbors and school district buddies--we all grew up together! We will think of you all with much affection! 
    Suellen, Jim, Jessica and Ali

  • Kimberly Haynes McMahon

    on 09/20/23

    Many fond childhood memories. Gene was such a good friend and all around nice person. My condolences to family and friends.


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