Robert J. Duncan

May 30, 1927 - March 5, 2016
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Robert J. Duncan, 89, of Belvidere, Illinois, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday morning, June 1, 2016. He was born on May 30, 1927 to Helen and Walter Dziekonski in Rochester New York.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was stationed overseas. He was a Tin Can Sailor on board The USS Aulick DD569, The USS Leary DD879, The USS Powell DD839, The USS PC 486, The USS Sarsfield DD 837 and The USS Mackenzie DD 836. Robert was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and a gun enthusiast.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Sharon Duncan; grandchildren, Jennifer DiLiberto and Renee Collins; great grandchildren, Tyler, Josh and Tanner Dykstra and Daniel Collins; step great grandson, Dominik DiLiberto; twin brother, Richard Walter Duncan; sister, Joan Camardo; nieces and nephews, Paul Camardo, Valerie Camardo-Krupp, Amy Andersen, Diane Monday, Candis Pomykala, and Ronnie Dzienzonski; and cousin, Florian Czerniak.
He is predeceased by his parents; brother, Ronald Dziekonski; and nephew, Steven Dziekonski.
Memorial services will be held at 1 P.M., Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008 with Deacon Jim Olson officiating. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.andersonfcs.com.

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Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

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218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial services will be held at 1 P.M., Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008 with Deacon Jim Olson officiating.


 

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Born: May 30, 1927
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Gordon French posted on 10/8/16

We of the USS Enoree Reunion Association have had the distinct pleasure of enjoying Bob's company for a number of years. Having become a member of the Association as a "Friend Of The Enoree" after first attending as a guest of then President Richard "Dick" Duncan, his twin brother who was a member of the crew. The two were always inseparable on our tours and in the Hospitality Room. We last enjoyed Bob's presence along with his niece at our 2015 Reunion Banquet in Chicago. Bob was not a talker but always gave us who are an open ear and was a joy to be around. His inquiring mind always led him to the "Memory Table" where we placed our photo albums and items from our days aboard and he would sit for a long time poring over the contents as if searching for something. He was...He was looking for photos or items related to his brother. While he is no longer with us, he does, as do all of our departed friends, remain in our minds and hearts where our greatest memories are stored. Farewell Bob, from you friends in the USS Enoree Reunion Association. Gordon French, Chaplain

 

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