Larry Edward Duncan is finally at peace after his long battle with FTD (Frontal Temporal Degeneration) with PPA (Primary Progressive Aphasia). Hellen Keller’s words perfectly describe how his family and friends feel for Larry: “What we have all once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
He was so blessed to have been cared for selflessly and lovingly by Becky, his wife of 33 years, who will always carry in her heart the wonderful memories of camping, dancing and laughing with Larry. Although his parents, Frank and Erma, and his son, Kenneth preceded him, he had a life filled with memories with his son, Stephan, his brothers, Ronald, Robert and his twin, Gary along with his sister, Linda and the many nieces and nephews.
Larry’s positive attitude and jokes were enjoyed by all who knew him, especially by his coworkers at National Metal Abrasives, Inc. for 28 years. The coworkers at Quality Castings Company in Orrville will always have the memory of Larry’s smile and perseverance at his job which became increasingly difficult with the progression of his disease. All his neighbors and friends will long for the sight of Becky and Larry walking by daily, but the love they felt by his offer of kind words or help with shoveling, raking and small chores has become a part of them. Even as his time neared, those who knew him and loved him could easily share in his bright eyes and his quirky smile the ever present joke or subtle funny remark on his lips which he was unable to express anymore.
Larry would always say, “Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart!”
A very special note of gratitude to Gilcrest Center aides, Rachel, Jackie and Angie, as well as Miss Stacey and nurse, Louise for their compassionate care for Larry and all of the many friends he met there.
Inurnment with full military honors will be held on, WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021 at 2:00pm at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, Ohio.
Donations may be made to AFTD at AFTD , 2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120 King of Prussia, PA 19406 or https://www.theaftd.org/support-aftds-mission/
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