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William (Bill) W. Duffy, II

Date: April 7, 2007


William Walton Duffy, II, age 64, of Oxford, PA died Saturday, April 7, 2007. Born March 27, 1943 in Macon, GA, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Mary Fitzgerald Duffy.

Mr. Duffy had many years of experience as an administrator in the public sector. An expert and consultant in information and technology management, he had academic credentials in public administration (MPA, Harvard University) and political science (AB, Providence College, RI). He served in the US Army and as a Department of the Army civilian in Germany. His career included service in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Education, the White House (Executive Office of the President), the United States Information Agency, and the U.S Foreign Service, with diplomatic assignments in Poland, Argentina and Uruguay.

Mr. Duffy was Director of Information Management for the Department of Social Services in Cecil County, MD until his death. He became a persistent and dedicated patient advocate for persons diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and served on the CLL Topics Board of Directors, a non-profit group of volunteers drawn from the community of CLL patients and caregivers. Mr. Duffy was a member of the Elkton Rotary Club and the American Legion. He was also a member of an advisory committee on Gifted Education for the Oxford Area School District and an auditor for East Nottingham Township, PA.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Jennifer Salinger Duffy; his children Christopher William Duffy of Ottawa, Canada; Mary Fitzgerald Duffy of South Hadley, MA; Caitlin Salinger Duffy and Liam Patrick Duffy, both of Oxford, PA; grandsons Anthony and Gregory Duffy; sisters Mary R. “Jini” Fairley of Newton, MA and Kathleen E. Pannozzi of Providence, RI. In addition to his parents, Mr. Duffy was preceded in death by his brother, Robert C. Duffy, Jr.

Visitation was held Friday, April 13, 2007, 6 - 8 p.m. at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD. A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 116 Lancaster Pike, Oxford, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to CLL Topics ( or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


CLL Topics, Inc. gratefully acknowledges contributions made by the following donors in memory of Bill Duffy:



William Allan
Cecil County Department of Social Services –
        Executive Staff;
        FIA Dept.
Tamra Lee & Edward Gotchef
Metrowest Center for Independent Living
Margaret & Normand Leblanc
Rachel & John Mitchell
Betty and Robert Powers
Choon I. Ro
Roy W. Gibson Post No. 535 American Legion
Chaya & P. C. Venkat
Phyllis & Patrick Villegoureix-Ritaud
Wicomico County Department of Social Services –
        LGA Automation Committee




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