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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one Duke Wong who was born in California on 08 April 1957 and passed away on 09 April 2010 at the age of 53. We will remember him forever.

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Please join Duke's family and friends for a Celebration of Life service on Friday, April 16 at 11 am at St. Anthony Church, 660 Florin Road, Sacramento.


April 8, 1957 - April 9, 2010
Duke Wong, age 53, beloved husband, father, brother and friend passed away too soon due to cancer. Duke was a Sacramento native who attended Kennedy High School (class of 1975). He graduated from UC Davis as a mechanical engineer and went on to a 30-year career at Aerojet, where he was nationally recognized as a true "rocket scientist". He leaves behind his wife, Cindy Castronovo, and his sons, Ryan and Jonathan, who were his pride and joy. Also survived by three younger brothers Gene, Young and Hank. Duke was devoted to his family and especially enjoyed coaching his sons' soccer teams. He loved the outdoors, from his many camping trips with friends and family, to his quiet summer evenings in the backyard. Duke was a "collector" of almost everything, but his latest passion for fine wines was shared and appreciated by all who knew him. He was accepting of everyone he met over his lifetime and loved by so many. The family invites all to a celebration of Duke's life to be held on Friday, April 16 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony Parish, 660 Florin Road, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society .
Published in Sacramento Bee from April 14 to April 15, 2010



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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
Big Brother   / Gene Wong (Brother)
I'm always thinking of you...You were a GREAT big brother that held us together. Thank you for the unconditional loving support and the brotherly advice/help that you always generously provided.
A good friend and a better person   / Tom Jeffrey (Friend)
I have had little contact with Duke since our college days but I will always remember him as a very good firend but an even better person.  The world is worse off without him.
Remembering Duke   / Jennifer Robertson (friend)
Duke enjoyed spending time with family friends reminiscing and of course sharing a good bottle of wine.  We enjoyed the many camping and beach trips that we spent with Duke Cindy Ryan and Jonathan along with other old friends  when the...  Continue >>
Dear friend and colleague   / Ed Casillas (Co-worker at Aerojet )
My dear friend I miss you.
You must know that we at Aerojet have been infinitely fortunate to have met and worked with you all these years. You must know that you have left an enduringly positive impression on those of us that were blessed to w...  Continue >>
The Very Best!   / David Pai (Friend and ex Co-Worker )
It seems like only yesterday when I conned Duke into taking over the Dome Cooling project from me...not sure if he ever forgave me on that one. Like some others...i remember the comraderie and the passion that he gave to all things in work and his li...  Continue >>
Memory of a Great Man/Rocket Scientist  / Denis Windels (Friend/customer)    Read >>
A Man of Excellence  / Kirk Beane (Co-worker)    Read >>
Dear Duke,  / Tomi Sekine (friend)    Read >>
Duke, You always gave quality  / Rich Klee (JFK/Davis friend )    Read >>
Sir Duke  / Tony Roots (Coworker and Friend )    Read >>
Made a great impression  / Tony Harrison (Knew him at Aerojet )    Read >>
A most positive influence  / Bill Kearney (co-worker and friend )    Read >>
A True Rocket Scientist  / Bruce Maddox (Aerojet Engineer )    Read >>
retired / Bill Armour (co-worker)    Read >>
Gonna Miss You Dukie  / George Engelmann (Friend and Coworker )    Read >>
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