In memory of
Gordon Walter Duncan
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In memory of
Gordon Walter Duncan
Gordon Walter Duncan 1932 ~ 2016 Gordon died at Emerald Heights in Redmond, Washington after a fall and illness of several months. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy G. Duncan, son Craig and wife Crystal, daughter Barbara and husband Jim Kaplon, son Mark and wife Karen, and son Robert and wife Janet. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Born in Weehawken, NJ, Gordon was the only son of Fred and Mildred Duncan. Gordon graduated from Cornell University - class of '54 and Iowa State University in 1960 where he earned a PhD in Physiology. He began his career as a research scientist in 1961 at The Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan in Reproductive Research. Moved to Seattle to the Battelle Memorial Institute in the Population Study Center. He was co-founder of PATH, the Executive Director, and later a Member of the Board of Directors. Gordon's career was dedicated to maternal and child health especially in lessor developed countries. Gordon returned to The Upjohn Company as Vice-President of Research, retiring in 1991. Gordon's career was dedicated to drug and device discovery, development, and approval both in the US and overseas. He worked with US based global pharmaceutical and several biotech companies and with international non-profit research and development institutions. He discovered and developed medically unique drugs and devices as well as a number of products now used commercially. In lieu of flowers we suggest donations to The PATH Endow-ment Fund or The Salvation Army.
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