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Duane Lee Duncan

December 07, 1948 ~ June 18, 2021

Duane L. “Doc” Duncan, 72, of Micco, FL passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Mr. Duncan was born on December 7, 1948 in Cleveland, OH to and preceded in death by George Jr. and Almyra (Dion) Duncan.  Duane lived in Lake County, OH until moving to Florida 17 years ago.

Mr. Duncan retired as a police officer from the Willowick Police Department after 26 years of service.  He also was a Volunteer Manager with the Vero Beach Chapter of the Red Cross from 2006-2009.

He graduated from Eastlake North High School in 1966.  He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1968 to November 1971.  During his service he spent most of his time in Germany and Cyprus.

Mr. Duncan enjoyed life to the fullest through his many hobbies including reading, sailing, scuba diving, amateur ham radio, flying his airplane, riding his motorcycle, playing his guitar and traveling/camping.

He is survived by his significant other Cricket Crum; his children, Alan Duncan and Jennifer Duncan Santana; granddaughter, Caya Santana; sisters, Charlene Keshe, Denise Duncan, and Anita (George) Baker; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Duane also leaves behind his beloved Macaw, Dixie.

A memorial service was held at the Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary, 100 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32963.  Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary is located adjacent to Riverside Park on the Barrier Island, south of the Merrill Barber Bridge.

The family suggests contributions in Duane’s memory to American Cancer Society.

“We come, we do, we go, and the doing can be a rather grand voyage.”

Online condolences may be sent to


Brenda Ridinger

June 22, 2021, 7:00 pm

You will be and are so very missed , you’ve left some big shoes I think no one will be able to fill. Fly high with the angles and Rest In Peace my dear Friend. The memories you have left behind will never leave. The world is going to be a little sadder without you here, but we will forever feel your loving presence. ❤️

Larry Oden

June 22, 2021, 8:15 pm

Doc was a great friend and will be greatly missed. His unique laugh always brought a smile to my face. I loved him like a brother, and still do. His passing is a great loss to everyone who knew him. My heart felt prayers go to his family, who he loved dearly and often spoke about. Rest In Peace Doc.

Melissa Andrews

June 22, 2021, 9:56 pm

Im so sorry for you and your families loss. My thoughts are with you all. I didnt know him but it looks like he had a loving family and lived a wonderful adventurous life. May you find peace and comfort during this time.

Danielle and Keith Hodges

June 23, 2021, 12:12 am

Although we only met one time, I feel like we have known you much longer. Our friend Cricket showed us all the places you both shared with laughter and love behind every great adventurer, posted on her facebook account. You were the perfect couple and we are proud to say we have known you. You have contributed your love and life to places beyond measure. May your journey to the heavenly places be as adventurous as you have been in your life. Your soul may have left this place but your memories remain on earth with all you touched. Carry on with your journey dear friend.

Veronica Andrews

June 23, 2021, 12:38 am

I’m sorry for the families loss and I see that he knew how to live and that’s what it’s all about

Frank Custis

June 23, 2021, 11:39 am

Doc was a loyal shipmate that I was blessed to meet when we served together on Cyprus. He was fun to be with, had a never ending sense of humor and fighting spirit that stayed with him to the very end! Keep smiling and we’ll meet again someday.

Brenda S. Doblinger

June 23, 2021, 4:43 pm

I had the honor and pleasure with working with Duane through a couple of disasters with the Red Cross. I appreciated his work ethic and his determination to get the job done and with a smile no less. He had a great smile.
My deepest sympathies to his entire family.

Karen & Noah

July 11, 2021, 11:54 pm

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W H Auden

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