Robert W. Duell, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on May 21, 2010. Professor Duell was a member of the Soils and Crops department.
Family and friends may call Monday, May 24, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Rd., Griggstown. The Funeral Service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the church. Burial will follow in Griggstown Cemetery, Griggstown.
Dr. Robert W. Duell, 81 Dr. Robert (Bob) W. Duell, 81, of Griggstown, died Friday, May 21, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Jamaica, NY, he was a Griggstown resident for over 52 years. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from Rutgers University. Bob worked for Rutgers University as an Associate Research Professor in the Soils and Crops department for over 36 years. Early in his career, he worked in Rio de Janeiro as an agricultural consultant to the Brazilian government for two years. He was an avid gardener, a world traveler, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Son of the late Christopher and Minnie (Butterweck) Duell, he is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Gladys (Thorkildsen) Duell, three daughters Elise (Ward) and husband Tom of Boca Raton, Fl, Kristin (Rund) of Raleigh, NC, Julie (Duffek) and husband Chris, and one son Rod and wife Tricia, brother Edward Duell and wife Joan, and ten grandchildren; Kelly and Allison (Ward), David, Erik, and Emily (Rund), Michael, Matthew, and Danny (Duffek), Tyler and Paige (Duell) and multiple nieces and nephews. M.J. Murphy Funeral Home
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Rd., Griggstown, NJ 08540 or the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305
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