Duncan Enterprises Announces the Passing of Robert E. Duncan


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Fresno, Calif. - November 12, 2015 - Duncan Enterprises regrets to announce the passing of Robert Emory Duncan, the company’s first President & Chief Executive Officer of a company that grew from a garage-based family hobby to become a worldwide leader in Ceramic Arts and Craft & Hobby products. Duncan passed away on November 11, 2015 at the age of 94.

Bob Duncan, as he’s known throughout Fresno and the industries he supported for more than 30 years, was pivotal to the development of Duncan Ceramics, a dream of Erma Duncan, his mother. Bob, along with his father, Lee, and brother, Dick, shared Erma’s passion to provide an easy means for people to experience the magic of Ceramic Arts via quality products and exceptional education. Duncan Ceramics was founded in 1946 with Bob as President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he retained until 1983 when his son, Larry Duncan, took the helm with Bob continuing as Chairman of the Board.

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November 13, 2015