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Dr. Robert W. Duncan, D.D.S.

November 10, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

CHASSELL - Dr. Robert W. Duncan, D.D.S., 91, a retired local dentist, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 8. 2012, at Marquette General Hospital where he had been a patient since Tuesday, after being involved in a traffic accident.

He was born July 6, 1921, in Casper, Wyo., a son of the late Robert and Rhea (Layne) Duncan, Sr. Duncan was a graduate of Northwestern High School in Detroit, Albion College and the University of Detroit Dental School.

Following college, "Doc" enlisted in the United States Navy, serving with the Medical Corps.

Following his time in the Navy, he returned to the Detroit area to pursue a practice in dentistry.

He later moved to the Upper Peninsula and practiced in White Pine, Baraga and his last office in the Copper Country Mall. Doc resided in Dollar Bay until his retirement when he moved to make his home in Chassell.

On June 23, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Betty Rockey and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2003.

Dr. Duncan was a very active member of Rotary International locally in Houghton and also while residing in Detroit.

Preceding him in death were his wife; his granddaughter, Christine Duncan; and his parents.

Surviving are his children, Robert (Lee Ann) Duncan of Knoxville, Teen., Kathleen Duncan of Chassell and Cheryl (Steve) Zajdel of Novi, Mich.; his grandchildren, Eric, Kyle and Ryan Zajdel, Mark and Matthew Duncan; and two great-grandchildren.

As requested, no service will be held.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials be given to Amazing Grace Ministry, c/o P.O. Box 584, Hancock, MI 49930 in memory of Dr. Robert W. Duncan, D.D.S.

The Plowe Funeral Home in Houghton has been assisting the family with arrangements.



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