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Obituaries

March 11, 2014

Elwin B. Duncan

Elwin B. Duncan

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Elwin Bert Duncan, 76, formerly of 50 West Main St., Milford, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 8, 2014, at Otsego Manor, Cooperstown. He had the support and comfort of his loving family at his side.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1938, in Schuyler Lake, son of the late Edward Sr. and Sarah Van Buren Duncan.

A lifelong area resident, he was educated in Schuyler Lake and Richfield Springs public schools. Mr. Duncan had worked as a dairy farmer and for seven years was also a machinist for Shur-Katch Fish and Tackle in Richfield Springs. He retired in 1969.

Over the years he along with other members of his family respectfully cared for both Schuyler Lake Cemetery in the town of Exeter and Lakeview Cemetery in Richfield Springs. A resident of Hartwick for many years, he moved to Milford in 2005.

To those who knew Elwin, they will always remember his love for country music. He was an accomplished guitarist playing and singing with various country bands in the area. He had a strong faith in God and praised him with many old familiar hymns, especially “Amazing Grace.” He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family.

Surviving are two sons, Claude Duncan and his fiancé, Tina Aney of West Edmeston, Elwin W. Duncan and his wife, Tabitha, of Herkimer; two daughters and their husbands, Kittypearl and William Miller of Cooperstown, Malinda and David Burdick of Richfield Springs; a brother, Raymond Duncan and his wife, Helen of Richfield Springs; two sisters, Isabelle Garbera-Krish of Oneonta and Elizabeth Sparks of Herkimer; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Sheena Burdick, six brothers and one sister.

Calling hours for Mr. Duncan will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alan Miller officiating.

Interment will take place later at the family’s convenience.

Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to Catskill Area Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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