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Theodore Duncan

December 18, 1921 January 22, 2021
Theodore Duncan
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Theodore Duncan, age 99, 1921-2021.

Born in New York City on December 18th, 1921 to Sarah Lillian Moore & William Franklin Duncan. He grew up on Long Island, New York. He served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1947 as a Navigation and Repair Officer aboard the USS Oahu, during World War II. He graduated from Steven’s Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He passed away on January 22, 2021. Preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Perdema Mauree Miller. He is survived by his three daughters Jennifer Duncan, Claudia Burckard (Albert) and Sara Duncan. Grandchildren, Tony Duncan, Teddy Duncan, Palmer Burckard and Amy Burckard, also multiple great grandchildren & nieces & nephews.

After his naval service he worked as an engineer at Tulsa Winch owned by Vickers, Inc. he worked as Manufacturing Manager, served as an International Vice President prior to becoming the CEO of the company, he traveled all around the world representing the company.

He served on the Board of Directors for Libby-Owens Ford and Trinova while employed and after his retirement in 1986. After retiring from the company he served as Chairman of the Board on Nomads Travel Club, with them he & Perdema got to continue there travels to the 4 corners of the world. When he lived in Tulsa Oklahoma he became a member of the Masonic Pilgrim-Rock No. 522 Lodge & after his retirement he became active in the Metamora-Hadley Lodge No. 210 & the Detroit Shriners.

He learned to ride horses after retirement and enjoyed earning his colors with the Metamora Hunt. He also loved going to the racetrack to watch his thoroughbred horses win races. He served on the Metamora Township Planning Committee. He & Perdema went on many birding trips with Seven Ponds Nature Center. He also was a member of the Oxford Rotary making many friends there. He loved his horse farm and enjoyed the Metamora Community and the many friends & neighbors.

Memorials can be made to Seven Ponds Nature Center


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