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Bob Duross dies

Jun 01, 2012
Bob Duross passed away at the age of 75 on Monday, May 28, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL.

Bob was born on December 11, 1936 to Harry and Helen Duross in Gross Point Woods, MI and graduated from Annunciation High School in 1955. 

Chasing the “California Dream” in 1958 Bob relocated to Corona Del Mar, CA and worked in the design and construction industry. In 1973 Bob was recruited by his lifelong friend, Quinn Bell, to relocate to Orlando, FL and join the Suddath Companies. Eventually settling in Jacksonville in 1976 Bob pioneered in the international side of the relocation business retiring in 2001 as Suddath International’s World Wide Relocations President and CEO. Of Bob’s many accomplishments he was responsible for the Disney companies’ Euro Disney move from the United States to France.  The international business has taken Bob to every corner of the globe.

Bob was an avid skier, tennis player, and golfer and a member of Deerwood Country Club for many years. Bob maintained many close relationships with his many friends throughout the world.  He was loved and respected by all who know him.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Elicia, his son Mark, and his Grandchildren Justin and Katie.  Graveside services will be held at Mandarin Cemetery, Friday, June 1 at 2:00 and will be officiated by Monsignor Daniel Logan.   A memorial service to celebrate Bob’s very full life will be held immediately following at the Deerwood Country Club.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.   Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

The family asks that any donations be made to Metro Kids Konnection, 5010 Cleveland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32209.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can fill.

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