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Duane W Whitcomb

Cherry Creek NY:  Duane W. Whitcomb, age 70 a retired electrical engineer died Tuesday November 18, 2014 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse NY.

Mr. Whitcomb was born March 10, 1944 in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Warren and Evelyn (Knapp) Whitcomb. He graduated from Pine Valley High School where he participated in numerous extracurricular activities including baseball, basketball, football, track, played the coronet in the jazz, concert and marching bands. While in high school he met his sweetheart and wife of 50 years Barbara (Jungquist) Whitcomb.  He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1967 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Duane then worked with General Electric and their subsidiaries until he retired in 1999.

Mr. Whitcomb is survived by his wife Barbara (Jungquist) Whitcomb, his children Christopher Whitcomb of Dayton, OH; Kevin (Lisa) Whitcomb of Shrewsbury, MA; Kathleen (Perry) Tarquinio of Syracuse, NY; a sister Joan Whitcomb of Fredonia, NY; a brother-in-law Gordon Jungquist of Pittsburgh, PA, and aunt Irene Lewis of Fredonia, NY; grandchildren Cassandra, Amber, Nathan, Megan, Sarah, Aaron, and DJ as well as 3 nieces and nephews and 4 cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents Warren and Evelyn (Knapp) Whitcomb. 

Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 NY 83, South Dayton, NY Sunday Nov. 23, 2014 from 2-4 PM immediately followed by the funeral service at  4 PM. Pastor Bruce Fish of the Cherry Creek United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society at www.donate.cancer.org or American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY, 14228.


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