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DUNCAN, James Alvin
DUNCAN, James Alvin May 20, 1929~Nov. 10, 2012 James Alvin Duncan was born May 20, 1929, in Altadena, California to Gordon and Eulelia Duncan, Jim was the oldest son of four boys. Jim graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1947, and Antelope Valley Junior College in 1950. Jim is a veteran of the Korean war and served in the German occupation, he was a cook in the Army, he carried his found memories of that time and his passion for cooking through his life. Jim was a meat butcher at Wards Locker Plant, Shopping Bag and later spent most of his career at Albertsons in Lancaster. Jims hobby was deep sea fishing, many of Jims friends were recipients of his fish he caught, Jims own homemade sauerkraut and hours of help on home projects. Jim suffered a stroke in March of 2012, and later with congestive heart failure. Jim is preceded in death by his wife Wanda (deceased 2005), he was her caretaker for many years as she went through her battle with MS, and his brother Don (deceased 1978 Silverton, Oregon). Jim is survived by his brother Al (wife Sharon) of Yuma, Arizona, brother Tom of Shelton, Washington, four nieces and two nephews. Our family would like to recognize William Aparicio and Thedus Ellis for the love and support they gave Jim, they were like sons to Jim and we will forever be grateful. We would also like to recognize Hazel, Xiomara, Lolita, Don and Suzette for not only welcoming Jim into their care home but for giving Jim love and care and a true sense of family and home. A celebration of Jims life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center, 4304 30th St. West, Lancaster. Friends are invited for a celebration and lunch.

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