In Memory

Robert Duffield

Robert Duffield


I'm sorry to have to pass along the bad news that Bob passed away in 2003.  Despite his active, healthy regimen (he seemed the fittest of we 3 brothers), he contracted a very bad form of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).  He fought valiantly for nine months, but not even a stem cell transplant from my youngest brother Tom could save him. We still have no idea how he got it.  It was a shocking loss to our family.  Tom and I still find it hard to believe and accept.  If there's anything else you'd like to find out, just let me know. 

George Duffield


Robert Rea Duffield, 53 of Marietta, Georgia, died Sunday, May 18th. Bob leaves his beloved wife Debra, daughter Alicia (Presti), son, Rory, stepdaughters Jillian and Caroline, granddaugther Lillie Mae and brothers George and Tom. A memorial service will be held Friday, at 11:30 a.m., at the Mount Bethel Methodist Church in Marietta, where he was a member. Bob Duffield was an avid athlete, including snow and water skiing, and hiking. He was a National Ski Patrol member of 25 years, a volunteer fireman and first aid instructor. All who knew and loved Bob will miss him greatly. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Cremation Society of the South in charge of arrangements. 770-941-5352,

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 22, 2003 - See more at: