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Martin "Marty" Duncan

Martin "Marty" Duncan, 72, passed away Friday morning, March 5, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born Saturday, September 28, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, to Edward and Patricia Duncan. While still very young, Marty moved with his family to Juneau in the "Territory of Alaska." Growing up in that land, known as "The Last Frontier," nurtured Marty's lifelong love of the wilderness. A true outdoorsman, Marty was never happier than when he was spending time hunting, fishing or just enjoying nature's freedom. Sergeant Martin Duncan, U.S. Army, saw much of Europe in his capacity as personal driver for a Colonel. Following his honorable discharge, Marty worked on the Alaska Pipeline, was Maintenance Superintendent for a public school, and Captain of the Volunteer Fire Department in Riverside, Washington.

On Monday, February 12, 1979, Marty received an early Valentine's Day gift, when he married the former Carolyn "Sue" Airington in Reno, Nevada. All who were privileged to know Marty quickly discovered a very "giving man" who truly enjoyed helping out neighbors. Marty loved donating his time and seemingly boundless skills in assisting anyone who was in need.

Marty's legacy lives on through his wife and life's partner of 40 years, Sue Duncan; daughter, Celeste Basuino (Bill); son, Carl Basuino (Cindy); grandchildren: Jonathan Basuino, Madison Basuino, Matthew Alvarez and Megan Alvarez; and sister, Cheryl Klocke (Dave).

No services are scheduled at this time.

Marty's family requests that any donations in his memory be sent to the charity of your choice.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is assisting his family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for Marty's family.


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