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Stephen P. Duncan

April 7, 1953November 14, 2020

Stephen P. Duncan, age 67, of Lakewood, formerly of Dumont, N.J. died on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Stephen grew up in Creskill, NJ. Stephen lived in Dumont, NJ. from 1980 until 2014 before moving to Lakewood. Stephen graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC where he and Debbie met. Steve had a lifelong passion for sports of all kinds. He had many favorite teams over the years, including the Boston Red Sox, the NJ Devils, and especially Arsenal soccer in more recent years. He frequently wore his Arsenal jerseys and was rarely seen without a sports cap on. Steve was also passionate about music and history. Stephen worked as a customer service representative for the General Electric Corporation in New York City for many years before his retirement. Stephen was the son of the late Stewart and Theodora (Knutsen) Duncan, and he was predeceased by his uncles, Hans Knutsen and Roger Brown. Stephen will be missed by his wife, Debbie Duncan, his sisters, Diane Finckenauer and Debra Jean Duncan and her husband, Bill Tito, a brother-in-law, Scott Finckenauer, two nieces; Lara Tito and Kristen Finckenauer, two nephews, Kevin Finckenauer and Chris Tito, three aunts; Marilyn Brown, Edna Scheibe and her husband Charles, and Joan Knutsen; and many cousins and friends. He will be deeply missed at home by his "furry" family. Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 19th at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. Those attending are required to wear a facial mask and exercise social distancing while attending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the Wounded Warriors Project, the Seeing Eye School, Morristown, N.J. or to a favorite charity of the donor's choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Rudee Boan

November 20, 2020

Debbie,
Robi and I are so sad to hear the news about Steve. He is a prominent part of my memories from the wonderful days we spent together with the "Hot Dogs" at Lenoir Rhyne. Our hall hockey games with Steve in the goal were so much more fun than studying, and I'll never forget our races. We called him "Speedy" for a reason. What a great friend he was! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers.

Nubia Grugel

November 20, 2020

Dear Debbie and Family
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband's .
I pray that you will be comforted by heaven .

Nubia Grugel

Paul and Kimberley Stone

November 19, 2020

My most treasured memory of Steve was a late August afternoon in 2015 in West London when we met up for a football game here in England, during a vacation across the pond to the old country. It was only a few hours after touching down at the airport and my first time meeting Steve in person after several years corresponding and sharing our passion for soccer(football) and it's history. A few days later we met up again, along with Debbie this time, and took in another game. Meeting you both was such a privilege and Steve was exactly the wonderful man I had expected to see, the thoughtful, caring gentleman that I can only say we have both been very proud to have known. Debbie, we can only imagine how you are feeling, but what was always so abundantly clear was his love and devotion for you and his furry 'girls (and now boys as well)'. So from across the water our thoughts and love are with you from England. Paul, Kimberley and our furry boys. x x x

Bob and Martha Bickel

November 18, 2020

Just heard the sad news of Steve's passing. Debbie, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We'll always cherish the great memories of our time together at the Devils games and traveling with the Fan Club back in the day.

Marsha Costelow

November 18, 2020

I attended Lenoir Rhyne College (now a university) where Debbie met Steve. We were roommates in college for some years. Steve and Debbie were both big fans of ice hockey and had a “rivalry” re: which team would win the Stanley Cup...the New York Rangers (Steve’s team) vs. the Philly Flyers
(Debbie’s team). Debbie would lean out of our dormitory window in order to get better radio reception of the games (no cable or dish TV back then), and I can imagine Steve was doing the same thing at his dorm. They differed lovingly about ice hockey, and it was obvious how much they loved each other.

I am saddened for Steve’s family and their loss, and certainly my heart and thoughts go out to
Debbie. He was so loved and will be missed.

Mindy Weisser-Lee

November 17, 2020

I know I haven't seen Debbie and Steve since school, but I have fond memories of those days. I especially remember being on the "Hot Dog" intramural college bowl team with Steve and taking 1st place. My condolences to Debbie and the family. To endure the loss of a spouse of so many years must be heart wrenching. Mindy

Kathy Marshall

November 17, 2020

RIP Steve! Will always have our great memories from the Devil's Fan Club. Condolences to your family.

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