Brother Knights,

Services for our departed Brother SK Lewis Duca are:

Visitation, Friday 11/1/2013, 6 to 8PM, Sparkman-Crane FH
Rosary, Saturday, 11/2/2013, 11AM, St. Thomas Aquinas
Funeral Mass, (follows Rosary)11/2/3013, 11:30AM, St. Thomas Aquinas

The obituary is included below….

Pray for the peaceful repose of his soul and that our Lord give comfort to his family…

Lewis M. Duca
(1921 – 2013)
Lewis M. Duca 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” This summarizes the life of Lewis Duca, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Lewis was born on June 7, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Pietro and Rosa Cortimilia Duca. He moved to Dallas when he was 3 years old and lived the rest of his life in Dallas. He is a graduate of Forest Avenue High School and attended Draughn’s Business College. After 43 years of faithful service, Lewis retired from Foster Wheeler (formerly Glitzsch, Inc.) as VP of Estimating. Lewis was a charter member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Throughout his life, Lewis was a faithful member and was involved in many of the parish events, most notably his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. Lewis was proud to call himself a Scout and continued his service with the Boy Scouts even after his sons had graduated. Lewis was awarded the St. George Medal for Catholic Scouting and The Silver Beaver Award. Lewis was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of columbus and loved leading the rosary for his fellow Knights. First and foremost in his life was his family. He taught us unconditional love through his constant love and support. His family now carries his love forward. Lewis is preceded in death by his parents, brother Salvador Duca and sister Marie Duca DiCarlo. Lewis is survived by his wife of 64 years, Aline Degelia Duca, son Most Rev. Michael G. Duca, Bishop of Shreveport, daughter Rosanne Duca Dworaczyk (Bill), son James G. Duca (Cindy), and daughter Irene Duca Casburn (Mark). He is also survived by the loves of his life, his grandchildren: Andrew, David, Laura, Rebecca, Matthew, Rachel (Sam), Hannah, Annie and Sarah. Affectionately known as GG, he is also survived by great-granddaughter Lucia. Lewis is survived by many nieces and nephews whom he loved. Lewis has joined his fellow Tuesday Night Prayer Group members. They are once again together, sitting around the table. Proud defender of his faith and his country. The family will receive friends at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013. The Rosary will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Avenue @ Abrams Road, Dallas. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Most Rev. Michael G. Duca – Celebrant, Rev. John Libone-Homilist. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. If desired, memorial donations may be directed to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214. (www.stthomasaquinas.org)