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Duncan L. Matteson

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“It was the Lincoln Club that provided our introduction at the time of my candidacy and election to the California state Senate. My thanks to Duncan...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Becky Morgan - Los Altos Hills, CA

“Our heartfelt sympathies to the Matteson family. Mr. Matteson's generosity and compassion for people in need enriched our community and benefited the...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley - CA

“Duncan Matteson was a lovely man. Our paths intersected briefly through his many nonprofit endeavors in the greater Palo Alto/Menlo Park communities...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Debbie Ford-Scriba - Sausalito, CA

“My Uncle Duncan was a special person in so many ways. His love for family, his community, helping others. He was a Missouri Tiger....I'm a Kansas...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Scott Matteson - Shawnee, KS

“Duncan loved life and embraced it fully. He will live on in the hearts of the many he touched with his generosity. He will live in my heart as a...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Arden Down - New York, NY


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Duncan was born on June 15, 1934 and passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Duncan was a resident of Palo Alto, California at the time of passing.

After moving to California, Duncan remained actively involved in supporting the University of Missouri Business School, notably serving as co-founder and the first chairman of the Davenport Society, an organization providing capital for the rebuilding of the business school campus as well as scholarship funds for graduate students.

In 1956, Duncan graduated from Missouri and entered the Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) as a Navigator.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Duncan's memory to the hospice organization Pathways, 585 North Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94085; The Cardiovascular Program at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Department of Philanthropy, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301; or to The Church of the Pioneers Foundation, c/o Menlo Church, 1177 University Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

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