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George John Dukas

April 23, 1937 - August 13, 2022
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Tuesday 8/16, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
Christ Church Episcopal
10 North Church Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-271-8773 | Map
Wednesday 8/17, 12:00 pm
Cemetery
Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum
1901 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29615
864-244-4622 | Map

George John Dukas, 85, of 60 Briarrun Place, passed away on August 13, 2022. George received his masters degree in chemistry from West Virginia University. He served as Principal Assistant in chemistry at Clemson University for one year. He was a Development Chemist at American Cyanamid, Willow Island, West Virginia, before beginning a forty-one yearContinue Reading

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Dr. Tom Cassity left a message on June 4, 2023:
Just came across this today and it saddened me. Mr. Dukas was my junior high science teacher at Hughes Jr. High over 50 years ago. He was a very sweet man who tried to teach me the wonders of aniline dyes. His enthusiasm in class was always present and sometimes infectious. I'm just sorry that I never got a chance to thank him in person. O.T. Cassity MD
Bobby Cousins left a message on August 18, 2022:
He told me in the when I was his student "Don't compare yourself to the worst. Always compare yourself to the best. That's the only way you will get better" RIP
Rock Gaillard left a message on August 18, 2022:
My condolences to the family. Mr. Dukas was my chemistry teacher at Hughes Jr High in the late 60's. He was one of my favorite teachers there, well liked, well respected by all students. RIP Mr Dukas knowing that your gentleness and compassion as a person made a lifelong impact on many students.
Tina and Harry Spanos left a message on August 17, 2022:
Theo George was an amazing man and a truly good and loving uncle, father, and husband. I will always remember hearing about his travels, all the details he would share, and, most important, how long it took to get from point A to point B. He so loved seeing every part of this country. He will be greatly missed. Our love, prayers, and thoughts are with you all.
James Bigby left a message on August 16, 2022:
I was a general science student in his first year teaching at Hughes Jr High in ‘64-‘65. He filled in for a teacher who went on maternity leave. He was a wonderful teacher. I remember him talking about Clemson, Cyanimid, pyridine and his beloved yellow Buick. When I would see him occasionally after college, I would get an update on his goal of reaching a million miles on his Buick and where he was teaching. He had a positive impact on many students.
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Mary Ann McCreery left a message on August 16, 2022:
Praying for family. Son, John, is a good friend of our son Eric. I will always be grateful for the kindness they extended to him for many years. God bless
3013 left a message on August 16, 2022:
George was one of the most beloved teachers at Parker High School.
Beth Sanders left a message on August 16, 2022:
I taught with George in the science department for several years at Hillcrest High School. He was a great teacher, friend, and colleague. I am so sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Beth Sanders
Sue Foster left a message on August 16, 2022:
I taught with George for more than thirty years at Parker and Hillcrest. I am sorry that I didn’t make more effort to kept in touch lately. My condolences to Mary and the family. George loved you and was proud of you.
Donna M Etheridge left a message on August 16, 2022:
This man shaped my future on though I doubt he knew it. He fosters my love for Science. I work at Duke Medical as a Laboratory Scientist using my love of Chemistry to this day! I was a student at Parker High School in the 70"s. I do pray for comfort during this difficult time and hope that this fond memory brings you some comfort during this time.
Kevin Boggs left a message on August 15, 2022:
Mr. Dukas was an amazing teacher. I was in his class and I considered him to be a real genius & think he should have been a professor in a university. He was a quirky person but he taught his students well even if he didn't know it. He taught me how to take notes which really came in handy by making us keep a notebook with everything he said in it. He was a great teacher and will never be duplicated. His main quirk I think we will always remember is his "Ums". He had an "Um" after everything he said and we enjoyed it. R I P Mr. Dukas - one really GREAT teacher!
Larry Epps left a message on August 15, 2022:
Dear Family, I had the great pleasure and honor to have taught with Mr. Dukas at Hughes Junior High for approximately 8 years. Mr. Dukas was a brilliant teacher, a fine, cooperative fellow educator. His science experiments were motivational and led many students to contribute to humanity in later years. He was a true gentleman, and a dedicated teacher. I was saddened to learn of your loss of such a great person. Larry Epps
Leon Kythas left a message on August 15, 2022:
My deepest condolences for your loss. Mr. Dukas was my Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics teacher during my Parker High days, 1978-1982. He made learning fun and had an impeccable memory for assigning his students ID numbers. We also shared our Greek Heritage and frequently interpreted cards & letters from his relatives in Greece for him. Our last encounter was at K&W near Haywood Road in 2021 talking about all the transformational events in Greenville. The good Lord will comfort your family during this time of mourning. May his memory be eternal…?
Jeanette Eassy left a message on August 15, 2022:
John, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!??
Donnie, Amanda, and Carter left a message on August 15, 2022:
We’re sending our thoughts and prayers for John, Jacob, and the family.
Janet and Steve Fuller left a message on August 15, 2022:
Our prayers are with you. As sad as this time can be, We will always remember George and his AMAZING TRIP stories. George could make even a ride on the Greenville Bus sound FUN and EXCITING. He touched a lot of people in his lifetime and we have no doubt Lou and Rita are welcoming him home. God bless you and provide comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Wanda Davis left a message on August 15, 2022:
My sincere and deepest Condolences for your loss. Mary, John and David, May the Peace of the Lord be with you all.
Justin Bagwell left a message on August 15, 2022:
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Dukas. He is one of my all-time favorite teachers. My prayers will be with you during your time of loss. Justin Bagwell (3044 and 1904)
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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