Obituaries

Richard W. Duncan

May 30, 1927 - January 7, 2019

Richard W. Duncan

Obituary

Crystal Lake, IL

Richard W. Duncan, 91, of Tinley Park passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019 at Sunrise of Crystal Lake. Born on May 30, 1927 in Rochester, New York the son of Walter and Helen (Michalowski) Dziekonski. Richard attended high school in Rochester and later moved to Illinois to attend the Chicago Institute of Technology, George Williams College, and South Suburban College. Once in college, Richard joined the Phi Zeta Tau service fraternity. On October 10, 1953, Richard married the love of his life Hubertine (Ross) Duncan. Richard was a member of the Tinley Park Community Church in Tinley Park.

Richard served our country in the United States Navy, rank YNSN. During his time in the Navy, he served on four ships, but spent most of time aboard the Enoree. He was one of the Enoree Reunion Group’s founders and served as president for many years. He worked for Naylor Pipe Company in Chicago for 35 years as a Sales Engineer and Cost Analyst. He retired from Naylor in 1986. He was an experienced photographer. He enjoyed poetry, camping, and he was an avid reader. Richard was one of the founding members of the Tinley Morain Genealogy Group and served as president for a number of years. He was also a member of the Girl Scouts of the United States, the Polish Genealogical Society, and the VFW.

Richard is survived by his children Diane (Greg) Monday and Candis (Robert) Pomykala; grandchildren Ross (Kate) Rasmussen, Anya (Steve McLain) Pomykala, and Scott Rasmussen; three great-grandchildren Sandro Pomykala, Margo Rasmussen, and Ario Pomykala; along with his nephews Paul Camardo and Ron Dziekonski Jr.; and his nieces Valerie Camardo, Amy Andersen, and Sharon Duncan.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hubertine, brother, Ronald Dziekonski, his twin brother, Robert Duncan, and his sister Joan Camrado.

Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008. Funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services with Deacon Olson officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

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Service Schedule

Friday, January 18, 2019
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Friday, January 18, 2019
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services with Deacon Olson officiating.

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Mr. Duncan was a very intelligent, complex, and proud man. He had a rough exterior yet a soft, warm interior once you got to really know him. He loved his family beyond compare and his pride for his daughters and grandchildren was undeniable as evidenced by his beaming smile and laughter when talking of them. He was a great story teller and a wonderful friend. Thank you for your service, your advice, and for encouraging me to continue to reach my greatest potential. I am honored to have known you, even for a short time. My heart goes out to his family at this time of great loss. May you embrace each other, heal, and find peace.

Jessica 2019-01-14T12:03:31

So very sorry for your loss

Tim Sullivan 2019-01-13T07:36:15

I’m so sorry Candy&Diane for the loss of your father..He is finally out of pain and is reunited with your family in heaven..I’m sending healing prayers& thoughts&hugs..Unfortunately I’m working on the 18th,but I will be there in spirit..

Cindy Fisher 2019-01-12T19:26:35

Candi, sending love and prayers to you and your family at this time. Losing a parent is such a heart-wrenching occasion. Hoping for your peace at this time. Love, Jeannē and Chuck

Jeannē Westholder 2019-01-12T04:24:41

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Richard Duncan . Peace be with you in you time of sorrow.

Terri Palomaki 2019-01-11T22:58:13

He was a great Girl Scout leader and mentor. We loved his sense of humor and forgave him for the ever present camera. He was an important influence for all of us. Rest in peace and get the campfire going for is, please!

Phyllis George Dickinson 2019-01-11T22:32:40

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