VICE ADMIRAL IRVING TERRILL DUKE
Born January 9, 1901
Rear Admiral 1951
Gunnery Officer, USS Helena (pre War)
Commanding Officer, USS Rochester 1949-50
Commanding Officer, USS Missouri 1950-51
Commander, Naval Proving Ground 1951-52
Commander, Key West Naval Base 1952-53
Served with Office of Chief of Naval Operations 1953-54
Director of Undersea Warfare, Office of Chief of Naval Operations 1954-55
Commander, Amphibious Group – ONE, 1955-56
Director of Fleet Development & Maintenance, Office of Chief of Naval Operations 1956- ?
From a contemporary press report
Helen Shannon Duke of 19 Kensington Road, died at home in Greenville, South Carolina, on Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the age of 100.
She was the widow of Vice-Admiral Irving Terrill Duke.
Born in Neihart, Montana, she was the daughter of the late Peter Shannon and Mary Jane Eddy Shannon. Prior to her marriage, she was for a number of years a legal secretary in Bremerton, Wash. She was active in a number of garden clubs and Officers' Wives Clubs and served on several Altar Guilds. She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal.
She is survived by a daughter, Terrill Duke Walters; a granddaughter, Amy Rebecca Walters; two nieces; and three nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Markley Chapel of Christ Church. She will be interred beside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301; Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29605; or the charity of one's choice.
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