Duane Duernberger
1929 - 2019
Duane Duernberger, 89, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 after a short but valiant battle against lung cancer. Duane was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 6, 1929 and graduated from Dorsey High School and Pepperdine University. He worked and retired from Hughes Aircraft Co. which permitted Duane to move his family first to London, England and then later to Tehran, Iran. On August 29, 1952 Duane married Faith Louise Anderson and they spent the next 48 years happily married until Mom's passing in March 2000. Dad leaves behind three children, Tom (Cindy) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Cliff (Susie) of Newport Beach, CA and Julie (Bruce) Cooper of Park City, Utah, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. While living abroad, Duane instilled a deep love of travel, skiing and sports in his family. Upon returning from Tehran, Faith and Duane moved to San Clemente, CA in 1976 and they truly loved their community and life at the beach. Duane was a fierce defender of the constitution and a lifelong member of the Republican Party. He was an active golfer until his mid 80s and was well known at the 24 Hour Fitness in San Juan Capistrano. But more importantly, Dad was a generous and thoughtful man who was proud of his children and grandchildren. He always remembered birthdays and never failed to send out Christmas cards. Dad was a true gentleman who lived life with enthusiasm and class. He was well loved and will be greatly missed. A very special thanks to the wonderful staff at Brookdale Skilled Nursing in San Juan Capistrano and the doctors and nurses at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo who took such good care of Dad during his illness. A celebration of Dad's life will follow at a later date.

Published by Orange County Register on Jan. 18, 2019.
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