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On this day 15, May, 2013 Sgt. Steve P. Duncan, USMC, took his post in Gods guard in heaven.
He was a true Marine, brave soldier and a man among the best of men. He was loved by family, friends and comrades near and far, many who greeted him in heaven. He was also greeted into the loving arms of his soul mate and wife Shirley who made her journey to heaven in 2012. Many of his non-human friends will greet him in their own unique fashion. His pain is gone, his life filled with peace now. He would have encouraged all to be faithful, true and steadfast for God, country and family. We will not say goodbye, we will say Semper Fi Marine, you have earned your eternal rest with God.
Steve was born 14, June, 1944 to Chester and Leota Duncan.
He joined the Marines June 1962 to September 1966. He was one of the original mounted police patrol for the Seattle Police Department, Corrections Officer for Snohomish County, and worked for Snohomish County Road Maintenance until his retirement in 2010. Of all the jobs he held, he said being a police officer was the most rewarding and fulfilling.
He is survived by daughter, Patricia Leigh (Daron) Flanigan, son, Steve Patrick (Yvette) Duncan, step-daughter, Tami (Dan) Cooper, step-son, Jason (Jen) Bouffine, sister, Dixie (Pat) Penn, brother, Chet Duncan, mother, Leota Duncan, granddaughters, Krystal Leigh and Angela Ann Marie, and his loving great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his furry four legged family both inside and outside.
At Steve's request there will be no funeral service but the family will have a celebration of life at a later date for close friends and family.
Semper Fi Dad . . . . . you will be missed.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Skagit County Humane Society.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on May 21, 2013