Walter W. Duncanson Jr., 89, of Salisbury


SALISBURY — Walter W. Duncanson Jr. died April 14, 2022, after a long illness. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, to Ellen and Walter W. Duncanson Sr. in New York City at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Walter grew up in Teaneck, N.J. He lived there for 28 years until he met Lynne, his sweetheart. They were engaged on Easter, April Fool’s, after knowing each other for 18 days. Walter attended prep school at Newton School in Windham, Vt. 

He served in the army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. Walter worked at the Post Office in Teaneck, N.J. for two-and-a-half years, and one day he came home and asked if it was all right to be a full-time philatelist (stamp dealer/collector.) Our first-born was an infant and I said “yes.” I also had to tell his Dad.

We were married for 60 years this past July 15; he was able to enjoy celebrating with friends and family.

Walter leaves his wife, Lynne; daughter Whitney, her husband Doug, their children Laura and wife Eliza, Ellen, Charles, and William; son Trey (Walter III), his wife Alysia, their daughters Sabryna and husband Matt and son Zane; daughter Samantha, her husband Nick and son Maximus; daughter Kim and her children Carolyn, Jessica and Lane; and son Brandyn. Walter and Lynne lost a son, Tyson Hale, to S.I.D.S. in 1972 and grandson T.J. in 2014.

A graveside service will be held at the cemetery on Holman Road in Salisbury on Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. Friends, neighbors and family are invited back to the house for refreshments.

Donations can be made to S.I.D.S. or Suicide Prevention organizations.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences at◊

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