In Memory of Richard Edward Kintz Jr.
September 2, 1941 - March 30, 2015

Duke

KINTZ, Richard E., Jr. "DUKE” - Fabricator/ Craftsman & Innovative Artisan Designer Extraordinaire, entered peacefully into his eternal life with Jesus on March 30, 2015 at his home with wife and partner of 30 years Laura by his side.
He was born September 2, 1941, Duke grew up in Lowell, Indiana. Duke was best known for his warm and sensitive heart and kindness to all who met him. As a talented artist, he always made his customers feel special and no art was complete until he personalized each one. Duke knew that his creative talents were gifts from God and he thanked the Lord each and every day using them to bring joy and beauty to others. Duke is now creating endless beauty in paradise with our Lord and Savior.

1961 -1968 –"Duke's Portage Floral Shop" – Portage, Indiana
Proprietor – Floral Designer
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1969-1975 – "Duke's Place" ~ Tourist /Retail Shop ~ St. Augustine, FL
Proprietor – Designer, Craftsman, Beachcomber
• Retail handcrafted unique rustic driftwood art sales
• Customized design and handcrafted leather goods (sandal, belts,
handbags, etc.)
• Nautical and Tropical Props and Themes clients as follows:
Theme Parks: Silver Springs, Weeki Wachee
Restaurants: Key West Trader, Santa Maria, Captain Jack's, Mario Seafood,
Annie Tiques Lounge, Conch House Lounge, Holiday Inn.
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1976-1982 – "Duke Kintz Nautical Designs, Inc. – St. Petersburg, FL
Proprietor – Nautical Designer, Craftsman, and Artist
• Restaurants: McDonalds, Red Lobster, Crab Market, Nautical Nellie's,
King Fish, 94th Aero Squadron, Las Fontana's , Craw Daddy's
Various Restaurants and shops at the Boat Yard Village, St. Pete Beach
& John's Pass
• Resorts and Condominiums: Madeira Beach Yacht Club, Pelican Inlet,
Gateway By The Bay, Blind Pass Lagoons, Capri Lagoons, ITT Yacht Club,
Diamond Head Club, Terra Verdi Resort
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1983-2003 – "Duke Kintz Designs, Inc. – Tampa, FL
Proprietor – Scenic Arts, Props, and Theming
• Scenic Arts Contractor at Busch Gardens – 1983-1999
• Creator And Innovator In The Fields Of:
• Safari Props & Displays, Primitive African Motif, Themed Signs
• Jungle & Rain Forest Themes, Tropical & Nautical Props
• "Hands On" Artist, many mediums, and all visual themes
• Rustic Landscape Settings
• Cypress Gardens – Winter Haven – FL – 2000
• Jungleland Zoo – Kissimmee, FL - 2001
• St. Augustine Alligator Farm - 2002
• Wild Adventures Theme Park – Valdosta, GA - 2003

2002 - 2013 – Primitive Arts, LLC – Big Top Flea Market – Tampa FL
2013 – 2015 - Primitive Arts, LLC – Oldsmar Flea Market – Oldsmar, FL
Design & fabricate one of kind Themed Tiki Bars and Artwork
Retail & Hand Carved Merchandise from Indonesia, Haiti, & Africa

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