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Joseph Francis "Joe" Klukay
Birth: Nov. 6, 1922
Death: Feb. 3, 2006

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: K) 
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Southfield
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Apr 17, 2006
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Joseph Francis Joe Klukay
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Joseph Francis Joe Klukay
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Joseph Francis Joe Klukay
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Please accept my sincerely condolences. Please find hope in the soon to be fulfilled promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where it promises that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and end all suffering. I'm so sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts.
- Debra Carter
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
It was an honor meeting and talking with you way back in 1970 when I drove you home from Higgins Pontiac in Ferndale. You were a real gentleman and I was very excited to talk with you about hockey as I was quite a fan. Thank you for your professionalism b...(Read more)
- Willy Nelly
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012
I was an honor meeting and talking with you way back in 1970 when I drove you home from Higgins Pontiac in Ferndale. You were a real gentleman and I was very excited to talk with you about hockey as I was quite a fan. Thank you for your professionalism bo...(Read more)
- Willy Nelly
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012
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