David Duncan Jr., 83, of Camden died Jan. 9, 2010, at his home in Camden after a short illness.

Born on Vinalhaven on Feb. 23, 1926, he was the son of David and Mary (Arey) Duncan. He was a 1944 graduate of Vinalhaven High School. David enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the Philippines. Following his discharge in 1946, David, along with his brother-in-law, started the Bruce & Duncan Garage, a taxi and trucking business in Vinalhaven. On June 6, 1952, David married Patricia Skoog, daughter of Lucy and Gus Skoog of Vinalhaven. They raised three children, Wendy, Barbara and David III.

Following the closing of the garage business, David went to work at Skoog Boat Shop, apprenticing in carpentry and boatbuilding with his father-in-law, Gus Skoog. The business specialized in building lobsterboats for the local fisherman. They also built several pleasure craft, one of which was shipped to California.

A 60-year Mason, David held memberships with St. Paul’s Lodge 82 in Rockport and the Moses Webster Lodge 145 in Vinalhaven. A 32nd degree Mason, David was also a member of the Rockland Valley Scottish Rites of Maine Consistory of Portland, the Kora Temple Shrine of North America, and the Ocean View Chapter 201 Order of the Eastern Star. David was also a member of the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden.

In 1975 David and Pat moved to Rockport where he served as the maintenance director for Maine School Administrative District 28 schools until his retirement. In 2009 the Duncans moved to a new home in Camden to be closer to their daughter Wendy and her husband, Richard Crossman, being aware of David’s failing health. Kno-Wal-Lin provided hospice care that enabled him to remain at home until his passing.

He was predeceased by his son, David Duncan III.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia; his daughter, Wendy Crossman and her husband, Richard, all of Camden; his daughter, Barbara Meadows of Scarborough; his grandchildren, Duncan Patrick Crossman and his fiancé Mae Polson of Brighton, Mass., Anna Crossman of Camden, Bethany Carter of Scarborough and David Carter and his wife, Amanda, of Cushing; his brother-in-law, Leonard Skoog and his wife, Edith, of Vinalhaven; and one niece, Diane Morrison and her daughter, Aimee Maciborski, both of Panama City, Fla.

Calling hours will be held Friday, Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden. A memorial service followed by a reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at John Street United Methodist Church in Camden. The Rev. Dr. Richard Sanner will officiate. A memorial service in May at the Union Church in Vinalhaven will be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841; John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden, ME 04843; or the Union Church, P.O. Box 249, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.