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William E. Duncan

March 6, 1931 ~ February 6, 2019 (age 87)

William Duncan went to be with his Lord and with his family on February 6, 2019; reaching just short of 88 years.  He was born to Robert and Violet Duncan, in Bridgeport, West Virginia; by the way, on the same month/day/year that the Porsche car company was founded; while his father was born 10 days before the incorporation of Ford Motor Company.  As it turned out his life and profession, as an auto mechanic, was linked to cars.  His Korean War service in the Marine Corps included many cities in South and North Korea, including the “Frozen” Chosin Reservoir battle/retreat, as he kept the truck and tanks running, as well as receiving purple heart injuries and medal.  His wife Delores of almost 67 years was born in Trego, Maryland.  On their 3rd date they heard the radio broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ‘round the world” pennant-winning home run (Giants vs. Dodgers 10-03-51).  Eventually one of their favorite retirement hobbies was watching the D-backs.  One of his joys was riding his ATV in the Mogollon Rim country around his 40-acre retreat, especially with his cocker spaniel Mandy riding on the tank.  His natural charm, love, and devotion, and of course his mechanical expertise, will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his wife Delores, two daughters and two sons – Linda, Michael, Pat, & Edna; one grandson Henry; and his sister Mary.  A memorial service will be held on Friday March 1 at 10 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, at 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona.


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