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 Joseph Francis “Joe” Klukay

Joseph Francis “Joe” Klukay

Birth
Sault Sainte Marie, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada
Death 3 Feb 2006 (aged 83)
Sault Sainte Marie, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada
Burial Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 13987098 · View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. Also known as 'The Duke of Paducah.' A native of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Klukay played the position of Left Wing for the Sault Sainte Marie Greyhounds from 1941 to 1942 (NOJHA), Stratford Kroehlers from 1942 to 1943 (OHA-Jr.), Toronto Maple Leafs from 1942 to 1943, 1946 to 1952, and 1954 to 1956 (NHL), Toronto Navy from 1943 to 1944 (OHA-Sr.), Cornwallis Navy from 1944 to 1945 (NSDHL), Pittsburgh Hornets from 1945 to 1946 (AHL), and the Windsor Bulldogs from 1956 to 1964 (OHA-Jr., NOHA, Al-Cup, IHL). He played in the NHL All-Star Games of 1947, 1948, and 1949, winning two Stanley Cup championships, and also won the Allan Cup before retiring between 1963 and 1964. A veteran of World War II, Klukay was a member of the Red Wings Alumni Association and did charity games, before becoming a referee. He lived in Southfield, Michigan, for the last 50 years of his life. His death at 83 followed complications from open heart surgery.

Bio by: Peterborough K


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 17 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13987098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Francis “Joe” Klukay (6 Nov 1922–3 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13987098, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .