Paul Duncan Obituary | Paul W. Duncan, 73, of Leola, died peacefully at home on Sunday, July 3, 2022, in the presence of his family. His wife, Evie (Horst) Duncan, is still alive. On August 25, they would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.
He was born in Washington, D.C., to the late William Earl and Flossie Pearl Duncan, but he spent most of his boyhood in the Harrisonburg/Staunton areas of Virginia. After his father died when Paul was four years old, his family joined a Mennonite church.
Paul worked as a cabinet maker for Heritage Custom Kitchens for the most of his career. He also enjoyed working in his home wood shop, where he built and restored anything from antique furniture to acoustic guitars. Music was also a lifetime love for me.
He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, and he was a member of several musical groups throughout his life. He also liked four-wheeling, fishing, travelling to the mountains, and going to the beach.
While serving in 1-W in Phoenix, AZ, he met the love of his life, Evie, and discovered his love for the Southwest’s desert landscapes, to which he would return many times during his life.
Paul had been a member of the Worship Center for many years, where he was active in the music ministry.
He is left by his wife, two children, Melissa married to Jason Herr, Lancaster, and Josh Duncan, Leola, two grandchildren, Isaiah and Sierra, and three brothers, James Duncan, Philip Duncan, and Howard Duncan.
His wife, Dianne Hale Duncan; brother, R.B.
Duncan and wife Marilyn; sons Gary A. Duncan and wife Rhonda, Gerald E. Duncan and wife Sharon, David P. Duncan and wife Edith-Anne;
daughter Martha D. Miller and husband Eugene; grandchildren Nicole Miller Yarborough and husband Steven, Tiffany N. Miller, Jason Hopkins, Courtney Hopkins, Eddie Duncan, Jake Duncan, Georgia-Kathryn Duncan, and Paul S. Duncan.
The family will receive friends at Duncan Ford Lincoln Showroom on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, followed by a reception from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Celebration of Life Service will be place at Blacksburg United on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Allan Duncan, Dale Duncan, Bernie Duncan, Donald Duncan, Virginia Turner, and Gordon Duncan were his siblings.
On Monday, July 11, 2022, at 11 a.m., a memorial ceremony will be conducted at the Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. The family will greet visitors at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery held a private interment. Contributions in Paul’s memory may be donated to the Worship Center Missions Program, address above, in place of flowers.
Harrisonburg is a city in the United States’ Commonwealth of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley region. Although the two are independent entities, it is also the county seat of the neighbouring Rockingham County.
The population was 51,814 as of the 2020 census. For statistical purposes, the Bureau of Economic Analysis combines Harrisonburg and Rockingham County into the Harrisonburg, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a 2011 estimated population of 126,562.
James Madison Institution (JMU), a public research university with nearly 20,000 students, and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), a private, Mennonite-affiliated liberal arts university, are both located in Harrisonburg.
Despite the fact that the city has no historical ties to President James Madison, JMU was established in his honour as Madison College in 1938 and renamed James Madison University in 1977.
EMU owes its birth partly to the Shenandoah Valley’s considerable Mennonite population, to which many Pennsylvania Dutch pioneers moved beginning in the mid-18th century in quest of rich, undeveloped farmland.
In recent years, the city has become a haven for ethnic and linguistic diversity. Since 2002, about 1,900 refugees have settled in Harrisonburg.
Hispanics or Latinos of any race made up 19% of the city’s population in 2014. In addition to English, students at Harrisonburg City Public Schools (HCPS) speak 55 languages, with Spanish, Arabic, and Kurdish being the most commonly spoken.
Over one-third of HCPS students are learning English as a second language (ESL). Rosetta Stone, a language study software company, was created in Harrisonburg in 1992, and the multilingual “Welcome Your Neighbors” yard sign was invented in Harrisonburg in 2016.
Mr. Nathan “Paul” Duncan, 40, of Auburndale, died Saturday, September 18, 2021, accompanied by his family at Good Shepherd Hospice. Mr. Duncan was born in Winter Haven on September 15, 1981.
He had lived in Auburndale his entire life, graduated from Auburndale High School, and served in the United States Army.
Paul worked as a Remodeler in the Construction Industry alongside his father, Charles. He liked to sketch, collect action figures, fly drones, play the guitar, and was the main singer for their secret band “2nd Guess.”
His paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather, Burt Harrell, died before him. Paul is survived by his wife of 11 years, Caryn Duncan; two sons, Kaleb Ty Duncan and Porter Kyle Duncan; mother and father.
Sherri and Charles Duncan; maternal grandmother, Pat and Roy Harrell; maternal grandfather, Aaron and MaryJo Umphrey; brother, Aaron Kyle Duncan; nephew, Brylen Duncan; and numerous extended family members. Kersey Funeral Home will hold a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24th, with visiting commencing at 3 p.m.
Duncan entered the Fighting Irish programme in 2005 as a member of the Dallas, Georgia recruiting class. He graduated from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in 2009 before signing as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos.
Ellen and Duncan’s two daughters outlive him.During this extremely sad time, our thoughts are with the Duncan family and all those close to him.