Raymertown- Richard G. “Doc” Duncan, 60, of Route 7, died suddenly, Saturday, September 23, 2017, at his Raymertown residence following a short illness.
Born in Murfreesboro, TN on June 11, 1957, Rick was the son of the late John W. and Patricia (Thornton) Duncan and the husband of Nancy R. (Briggs) Duncan of Raymertown who survives.
Rick was a graduate of Tamarac High School and for several years was employed as a boiler technician at the Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home in North Greenbush.
In the mid 1980’s Rick enlisted in the United States Army and later in the New York Army National Guard. He served several tours of duty including, seeing action in Kuwait and Iraq during Desert Storm and again in support of the Operation Iraqi Freedom campaigns. After more than twenty years of service and earning the rank of Master Sergeant, Rick was honorably discharged February 27, 2009.
He was a member of the Sullivan Jones V.F. W. Post #7466 in Poestenkill and in retirement enjoyed his lifelong hobbies of hunting, fishing and being a sportsman in the “great outdoors.”
In addition to his wife, Nancy, Rick is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica L. and Tori Paul of Cohoes, his step-children, Leah and George Bedford of Berlin and Joseph and Rosani Church of Troy, his siblings, Jack and Judy Duncan, Terry Duncan, Cindy and Milford Bornt III, and Bryan Duncan, grandchildren, Harlow and Silas Paul, and Sheila and George Bedford Jr., great-grandchildren Olivia and Riley Bedford and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., located at 2237 New York Route 7, in Raymertown. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery, Duell Road in Schuylerville.
At the request of the family, no flowers please, but rather a memorial contribution if desired, may be made to either the Sullivan-Jones V.F.W. Post #7466, Veterans Street, Poestenkill, NY 12140 or to the Pittstown volunteer Emergency Corps. (PVEC), 60 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094 in memory of Richard G. Duncan.