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Paula Gail Duffey


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DUFFEY, Paula Gail, 72, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 20, 2022 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on August 12, 1949 in Springfield to the late Harley Paul “Pete” and Eleanor (Torbert) Youngs. She leaves behind her loving husband of 53 years David Duffey, son Peter (Gretchen) Duffey; grandchildren Andrew (Drew) and Katherine (Kate) Duffey, and Bradyn, Cooper, Avery, Josie and Abbie Hanahan; sisters Diane (Gerry) Hasen of Beavercreek and Frances Davis of Springfield; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Paula was a 1967 graduate of Springfield South High School. Following graduation, she pursued a career in the secretarial field at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Serving the U. S. Air Force for 31 years, she advanced to the level of executive secretary for top military and civilian leaders. Paula retired from government service in 2005. Paula had a strong Christian faith in the Lord which sustained her in her final days. She was a faithful attendee at Northridge United Methodist Church. It was Paula’s wishes that her body be donated to Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program. A family memorial service will be scheduled in the spring, with internment in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, Ohio.
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Dave and Pete - Was very saddened to read of Paula's passing. She was a wonderfully sweet lady with a ready smile for all. Hugs and prayers for you and her beautiful grandchildren.

- Debbie Chapman, Saturday January 29th, 2022

Paula was my secretary when I worked on C-17 program. She was a joy to have in the front office and always brought a pleasant attitude to work. She greeted everyone with respect and made them feel comfortable. I am lucky to have known Paula. Her passing is a great loss. My sincere condolences.

- Ted Bowlds, Friday January 28th, 2022

Paula and I worked together in the F-15 program and in the LCMC Command Section -- we grew together in our careers -- she was a dear friend and a professional act -- her energy, dedication, and passion for the Air Force was incredible and I will truly miss her. Mike and I send our condolences to the family and prayers for strength to allow you all to get through this time of loss. Sincerely -- The Wilkers

- Beverly & Mike Wilker, Thursday January 27th, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Paula was so much fun to golf with. May God Bless your family at this sad time. Sandy and Mike Mason

- Sandy Mason, Wednesday January 26th, 2022

Drew and Kate I remember your grandmother coming to preschool to pick you up. She was such a sweet person. I’m so sorry for your loss.

- Dawn Clemens, Tuesday January 25th, 2022

Please know that our entire family is thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. Paula was a friend to all of us and was always supportive, cheerful, and loving with her extended family and friends. We will miss her dearly and pray that those who loved her will know the comfort of Gods blessings over the coming days. God Bless your family during this hard time.

- The Larson Family, Tuesday January 25th, 2022

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