William J. ' Bill' Duffy, 77, passed away April 7, 2005, in an plane accident near Kremling, Colo. Bill is survived by his loving wife of nearly 56 years, Doris Duffy, of the family home in Pueblo; children, Kathleen Ann Usery and Michael William Duffy, both of Alabama; grandchildren, Andrew Usery, Christin Andrews, Michele Duffy and Kevin Duffy. Preceded in death by his parents, Helene and William Duffy and a brother, Donald Duffy. Bill was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident where he was an insurance agent for State Farm for 31 years. He enjoyed the outdoors and flying and especially our beautiful mountains. A memorial service remembering Bill's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at the Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall where family, friends and fellow pilots can reflect on sharing life with Bill. Private inurnment in the Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Colorado Wing Civil Air Patrol, 360 W. Otis St., Peterson AFB, Colo. 80914 or C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Lois Duffy: We never really knew Bill but my mother, Marie Geringer, had her insurance with him for years. Every year one of the Montgomerys would take her to his office, and as she would say in her German accent, “vell, I have to get my calendar and map”.She never missed a year. One very tender time I do remember, is when we lost mom and Bill Duffy took time from his very busy schedule and paid his respects to her at the funeral home. God Bless you. Tom and Midge

  2. My heart felt condolences for the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandfather, and a very special friend, of which Bill has touched the lifes of so many people. What a wonderful man! So many stories to tell of a generous and giving person. God Bless your family.
    I can still see that smiling face of his!

    Mark Uhernik
    N888RS

  3. Dear Doris,
    I’m holding you and your family in my heart and prayers knowing that you all have great memories and faith to carry you through difficult times.
    Bless you.
    Always,
    Chequita Falls

  4. Doris, was sorry to hear of Bill’s death. I doubt if you remember us, but we lived in Pueblo for 20 years and I was in Kiwanis with Bill for many years and have so many fond memories of Bill as a friend and a fellow Kiwanian. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Bill & Sue Long

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