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Duane Alan Thursby
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1961
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 13, 2004
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Duane was intelligent, generous, creative, fun-loving, and adventurous. Everything he did, he did well and with great flair.
He had many and varied interests - camping, world travel on a shoe string, and gourmet cooking, among others.
Duane always had time for his friends. He was equally a friend to pass the time with and a shoulder to cry on. His great empathy was noted by those he came in contact with.
Although his life was cut short, he lived more fabulous adventures in that time than many who live to grow old.
Died at age 43 of suicide after a many years long struggle with bipolar disorder.

Duane Alan Thursby, 43, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away May 13, 2004.

Duane was born on March 12, 1961. He grew up in Northampton and graduated from Woodridge High School in 1979.

A seasoned world traveler, he enjoyed meeting people from around the world. A licensed PADI diver and a camping enthusiast, Duane circled the globe numerous times during his lifetime and made many close friends everywhere he went.

He was preceded in death by his father, Pete, and mother, Beverly (nee Bowman). He is survived by sisters, Cheryl Frascella of Munroe Falls, Ohio, and Rae Khoury of Rochester Hills, Mich.

A memorial service will take place July 3, 2004, at 1 p.m., at the Indian Signal Tree at the Cascade Valley Metro Park (Chuckery entrance), 837 Cuyahoga St., Akron, Ohio.


On Oct. 26, 1991, Duane married Delia P Santiago. They divorced Sept. 25, 1995.

Family links: 
  Beverly A. Bowman Dunbar (1934 - 1993)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Scattered around the Signal Tree in Akron, Ohio.
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Record added: Feb 22, 2011
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