He recalled "scintillating dinner parties" where Dr. Duke made "sardonic" observations in a "withering delivery."
Dr. Payne recalled an evening when a dining companion said it was the first time in years when the menu was not potluck. Dr. Duke replied, "We must travel in different circles."
Dr. Duke also dined at the Maryland Club and was a Friday evening regular at Marconi's on Saratoga Street. "We'll miss the soft crabs, which were always the small spider variety and were beautifully prepared," he said in a Sun article when the restaurant closed in 2005. "The waiters got to know you. One of them sent me Christmas cards long after he had retired."
After Marconi's closed, he spent his Fridays at the Speakeasy in Canton and the Ambassador on Canterbury Road.
"He lived a wonderful lifestyle," said his attorney, Frederick S. Koontz. "He was a Southern gentleman. He grew up in that world, and it was his world."
Dr. Duke frequently traveled to Venice. He also enjoyed lengthy railroad trips.
No funeral will be held.
Survivors include two nieces.