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John Cuyler Duncan

Obituary for John Cuyler Duncan

December 19, 1978 - March 7, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 38

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Cuyler passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Cuyler is survived by his wife Stephanie Lawless Duncan, and his two daughters: Carson Lane Duncan (age 8) and Sawyer Nell Duncan (age 4) all of Austin Tx. Cuyler is also survived by his parents Scott and Marsha Duncan, his sisters Emily Duncan Crockett and her husband Craig Crockett, Kathleen Duncan McKenna and her husband Taylor McKenna and his brothers Matthew Duncan (all of Austin), and Paul Duncan and his wife Laura Nagler Duncan of Denver, Co. In addition, he is survived by his maternal grandmother Paula Lynch of El Paso Texas, eight nephews and nieces (one more on the way) and an extended family of uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws and fantastic friends! Cuyler was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Jack and Narca Duncan of El Paso and his grandfathers John David Scott and Mike Lynch also of El Paso.

Cuyler was born on December 19, 1978 in Dallas, Texas. He spent his early and elementary school years in El Paso Texas and a year in Kingwood Tx before moving to Plano Tx in 1991. Cuyler graduated from Plano Senior High School 1997. Cuyler spent the next five years in Austin at the University of Texas where he earned his BBA and MPA degrees in 2002. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Silver Spurs – handlers of Bevo. It is also where he met the love of his life and future wife Stephanie.

Cuyler earned his CPA license in 2004. Leveraging his accounting and finance background, Cuyler had the privilege to work for some great companies: PwC (Dallas and Denver), 7-11 Convenience Stores (Dallas), Home Depot (Atlanta) and most recently Quantum Spatial (Portland, OR).

Cuyler's number one passion is life was his family. He loved Stephanie and his girls more than anything. He also loved his parents, brothers and sisters and extended family and in-laws – and they were great friends.

Cuyler and Stephanie also had so many great friendships. Wherever life's journey took them; they developed great and lasting friendships.

Cuyler loved the University of Texas. He was one of its biggest fans – a passion that began even at birth.

He loved skiing, golf and hiking. He and Stephanie also shared a love for music and enjoyed attending concerts and events.

On behalf of his family, we would like to say a special thanks to our families, friends and neighbors from Plano, University of Texas, Austin, Home Depot and Quantum Spatial who have been so supportive of Cuyler, Stephanie and all of us during his challenging battle. We would also like to say a special thanks to Dr. James Mackey and Valerie who were willing to treat Cuyler when others wouldn't – they gave us seven precious months for which we are eternally grateful.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions may be made in the following ways:

• Donate to https://www.thehealingnet.org/. This organization was started by one of the doctors that worked very closely with Cuyler and is specific to the cancer Cuyler had.

• Due to the outpouring of generosity and demand from friends/colleagues/people who have been inspired by Cuyler,a donation page has been established to help Steph and the girls during this difficult transition. To contribute go to, https://www.atxgive.org/duncanstrong
o The group that is administering the page is waiving their fees, which means more dollars go to Steph and the girls (they do have to charge some fee, but that will be donated back to fund). Credit card fees are unavoidable, but you can choose to cover those fees when you contribute.

• A Silver Spur Scholarship will be set up in Cuyler's name so that his legacy can be carried on at UT. More information will be sent once this is established. Cuyler loved this and so does Steph as a long term legacy. Having an annual golf tournament (or other event) to honor our friend and raise money for the scholarship will be coordinated as well.

I look forward to seeing those that will be there on Saturday and sharing memories of Cuyler.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Donate to https://www.thehealingnet.org/. This organization was started by one of the doctors that worked very closely with Cuyler and is specific to the cancer Cuyler had.
  • Due to the outpouring of generosity and demand from friends/colleagues/people who have been inspired by Cuyler,a donation page has been established to help Steph and the girls during this difficult transition. To contribute go to, https://www.atxgive.org
  • A Silver Spur Scholarship will be set up in Cuyler's name so that his legacy can be carried on at UT.

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