Duane G. Junker

Duane G. Junker, 80, of Elizabeth Township and Champion, PA, died Monday, June 6, 2022 at UPMC Somerset. Born in McKeesport on October 29, 1941, he was the son of the late Duane S. Junker and Norabelle Gordon Junker Doty, and was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles F. Doty. He is survived by his son, Matthew T. (Janette) Junker of Irwin, daughter, Heather A. (Matthew) Dougherty of Malvern, PA, son, Stephen C. (Laurie) Junker of North Huntingdon, 8 grandchildren, his partner, Jace Pasquale of Elizabeth Township and Champion, PA, and by his brother, Gordon Junker of Richmond, VA. Mr. Junker was the retired superintendent of McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, a member and elder of the former Central Presbyterian Church, member and past president of the Youghiogheny Country Club, member of Duquesne Lodge #731, F&AM (formerly McKeesport Lodge #641, F&AM), Syria Temple of the Shrine and its McKeesport Caravan #4, Al O Mon Forest #138, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, past president of the Rotary Club of McKeesport, a member of the board of directors of the McKeesport Heritage Center, and a member of the board of directors of McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery for 55 years. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School, Class of 1959. A 1963 graduate of Penn State University, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He was also the third generation owner of the former R.W. Junker Real Estate and Insurance Agency. A private family graveside service will be held at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, with Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 in charge of arrangements. Donations in memory of Duane should be directed to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (www.curealzfund.com), 34 Washington Street, Suite 310, Wellesly Hills, MA 02481.