Condolence & Memory Journal

John and I both loved Baker and Sally dearly and their passing is a tremendous loss for so many. I send my love and sincere condolences to the whole Duncan family. With love, Ann Claypool Beard

Posted by Ann Claypool Beard - Denver, CO - Friend   February 04, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Duncan family. Baker mentored me during my TMI years as well as gave me a job during part of my Trinity University time. Always generous and caring. Very sad to hear about his passing. Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by Benjamin Sacal - mexico city   January 28, 2019

Mrs Duncan, I'm so sorry to hear of Baker's passing. He was a very strong force for the betterment of mankind and especially in the life of my son. My husband, Gaylan Schroeder, considered him a friend and advisor. Now they can enjoy heaven and being with our Lord. He will definitely be missed here. May the Lord bless and give you good days. Cherry Schroeder, Boerne, Texas

Posted by Cherry Schroeder - TX - Friend   January 28, 2019

May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with all of The Duncan Family. I had the privilege to not only know Baker, but also to call him a friend and a mentor. His legacy, love, wisdom and leadership is worthy of every admiration possible and will for ever be remembered. My deepest condolences to The Duncan's for the loss of both Baker and Sally.

Posted by Jose Sena - Texas - Friend   January 27, 2019

God speed Mr. Duncan
Without you I would not be the person I am today.

Lee Durham

Posted by Lee Durham - Atlanta, GA - Student   January 26, 2019

Thank you for sharing you wisdom to me and my two sons. We will never forget you.

Posted by John Marotta - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 25, 2019

Fondest love to the families of Baker and Sally Duncan from Eliza Lovett Randall and Tom Bacon and Laura Randall Bacon

Posted by Laura Bacon - Houston   January 25, 2019

Chautauqua won't be the same without Baker there each summer. May his memory be eternal.

Valerie and John Hess

Posted by Valerie Hess - Lolo, MT - Friend   January 23, 2019

Baker meant a lot to so many of his students and their families. He captained Woodberry at a time of real excellence and his standards were always the very highest. Leaders like him have their legacy live on in all those he brought along.

Norman Rizk, WFS'67

Posted by Norman Rizk - Palo Alto, CA   January 23, 2019

"My thoughts and prayers are with Baker's family

Posted by Betse Rockwood - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 23, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family during this time. Baker will surely be missed.

Posted by Wanona Tara - Boulder, CO - Acquaintance   January 22, 2019

We salute you. Sue and Bob McClane

Posted by Sue Mcclane - San antonio, TX - Friend   January 22, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family - he was a wonderful man.
Kathleen Kuper

Posted by Kathleen Kuper - san antonio, TX - Friend   January 21, 2019

I knew Baker through the Philosophical Society and loved talking with him whenever we met. He gave me ideas for my latest book, The Garden of Leaders. I acknowledge him there and wish I could send him a copy! He was a superb leader and had a green thumb for growing leaders around him.

Paul Woodruff

Posted by Paul Woodruff - Austin, TX   January 21, 2019

We called him "Mister Duncan" for a reason.
He expected it. More importantly, he deserved it from the herd of teenage boys he had volunteered to shepherd. Little did we know what changes he was making in the environment where we found ourselves. His embarrassing inquiries of adolescent boys survive as memories of today's grandfathers.
As yearbook editor, ABD paraphrased a famous Hunt poem in the write-up of a classmate beloved by all: "Bobo Tanner, may your tribe increase."
We echo this sentiment for Mister Duncan, and we personalize Hunt's last verse:
"Write Baker as 'One who loved his fellow man.'"
Bern Mebane WFS 67.

Posted by A friend   January 21, 2019

To the Baker Duncan Family,

Deepest condolences on the decease of Baker. He had a great way of dealing with people and a positive outlook. I first met Baker at Edith McAlister's and we met for lunch at the Palm a number of times and he suggested that I become a member of the Argyle. I value his friendship.

Posted by Robert Braubach - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 21, 2019

Baker touched many lives and left a large wake in each of his many endeavors. His influence was felt by all who knew or worked closely with him. He was a master teacher. We send our loving thoughts and prayer to Sally and each of the Duncan family.

Posted by Jerry & Cynthia Wiens - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   January 20, 2019