Alyce Duncan, 94, an Aurora resident for nearly 60 years, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2016. She was born on April 4, 1922 in Barberton to Alan and Edythe Simmons and was a graduate of Barberton High School. She joined the Coast Guard during WWII, prompted by her father bemoaning that he was too old to join. “It was a very patriotic time for this country,” Alyce often said. After the war, she attended Kent State University, where she met and married Robert Duncan, who had been an Army Air Force Pilot. He taught Alyce to fly and she loved the feeling of freedom that flying provided.
Alyce taught in Bratenahl for several years before moving to teach English in Chagrin Falls, which she did until she retired. Always an active person, Alyce joined the staff at the Aurora Memorial Library, where she worked for another dozen years. She later volunteered at the Twinsburg Library for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert who died in 1992. She is survived by daughter Delon (Loni) and her husband Dr. Robert Sander of Cincinnati, grandsons Jeffrey (Adrienne) and Jeremy, three great-grandchildren and two nieces. She will be interred in the Veterans Section at Aurora Memorial Cemetery on August 27, 2016. The family suggests donations be made to Valley Save a Pet, 715 Broadway Ave. Cleveland, OH 44146 in lieu of flowers.