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Allen T. Duncan

Allen T. Duncan

Jan 17th, 1932 - Jun 2nd, 2024
  • Birth Date: Jan 17th, 1932
  • Death Date: Jun 2nd, 2024
  • Funeral Date: Jun 3rd, 2024
  • Location: to be announced at a later date
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Allen Taylor Duncan, 92, died peacefully at Gettysburg Hospital June 2, 2024 from complications of underlying pulmonary fibrosis. He is survived by his best friend and devoted, loving wife of 69 ½ years Marie Basehoar Duncan.

Allen was born in Hampton, PA to Harvey Eden Duncan and Ina Virginia Shufflebarger. At an early age, his family moved to Littlestown, PA where they operated a flour and feed mill as well as an apple butter and cider mill. He attended one room schools until entering and graduating from Littlestown High School in 1950. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He trained as an electrician on B29s, and flew as a gunner on B36s and B52s with the Strategic Air Command. 

After 21 years of military service, he retired to Gettysburg, PA and worked for the Defense Logistics Agency in Mechanicsburg, PA. He was active in the American Legion and the VFW. He was particularly honored to show his respect to his fellow veterans by serving many years on the Adams County Honor Guard until he was no longer physically able. He was a member of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church.  He showed his abiding faith in the Lord through serving in many roles including mission trips, construction projects, governance and the caretaking of Black’s Cemetery on Belmont Road. 

For the people who knew this remarkable man, he took particular enjoyment in finding novel ways to fix things by repurposing them from their original intent. In addition to being survived by his wife, Allen is survived by a son; Greg Duncan and his wife, Malia of Amelia Island, FL; a daughter, Kathy Kane and her husband, Brian of Richmond, VA; four grandchildren; Nicole Duncan, Matthew Kane (Kelly), Kurtis (Lauren) Duncan, Jennifer Kane and a great grandchild, Theodore Duncan; a sister, Julia Haines and multiple beloved nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by 4 sisters and 3 brothers. 

Allen will be remembered for the values he taught and the example he set as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. He expressed his love through deeds to God, Family and Country over self. As per Allen’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church 208 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325 or to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 369 E. Middle St. Gettysburg, PA 17325. Arrangements are being coordinated through Little’s Funeral Home 34 Maple Ave. Littlestown, PA 17340. Online condolences may be shared on 

Barbara Waller
Jun 17th, 2024 10:07 am
Dear Marie, Kathy, Greg, and Family: I just read Uncle Allen's obituary. I am so very sorry. He was a special man, soldier, and uncle. My heart breaks. Love and prayers to all of you. BJ
Mindy Reed
Jun 14th, 2024 1:52 am
The family of Mary Lou Boyd Gullickson extends our thoughts and prayers.
Lyn Huff
Jun 9th, 2024 3:48 pm
“Lily Marie”, Greg & Kathy - Heaven has gained one of the Best men God made this side of Glory. When he nicknamed me “slats” I knew he would be one of my favorite people. His humor was infectious. Grateful for his service to our country - Go Air Force - to his family, to his community & to his God. Looking forward to seeing him on the other side. Love to you
Tim Burkholder
Jun 8th, 2024 4:17 pm
So sorry for your loss in the death of Mr. Duncan. Sending condolences and love to your family.
Chris Kebil
Jun 7th, 2024 5:58 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family
Mike Smith
Jun 7th, 2024 12:48 pm
Marie, Kathy and Greg,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Al was one of the nicest man that I ever had the opportunity to meet. He had a fantastic sense of humor also. When I travel to Oak Lawn to visit my parents graves, I always want to stop at your home on Chambersburg Road. As a teenager, I loved coming to Gettysburg to stop and see the Duncan's. Great memories of when Neal, Mike Mummert and I would come up from Littlestown.
If you don't mind, please reply back at your convenience. I would love to check in with all of you.
RIP my friend.

Karen Bollinger
Jun 7th, 2024 10:26 am
To Dear Marie,
I so enjoyed my visits with Mr Duncan for so many years at Dr. K and Hoffman’s office. He always had some words of wisdom and was always quick with a little quip or 2. He deserves to rest in peace for a life exceptionally well served. Thank you Mr Duncan for so many years of pleasure during your dental visits.

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