Obituaries: Terry Lee Duncan

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Terry Lee Duncan

June 14, 1950 - March 6, 2018

Longtime San Francisco resident Terry Lee Duncan passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Terry was taken after a struggle with cancer at the age of 67.

The second son of Ellis and Norma Duncan, Terry was born June 14, 1950, in Salem, Illinois. The family moved from Illinois to Monument, New Mexico in 1952. Terry was raised and educated in Hobbs, New Mexico. He was a 1968 graduate of Hobbs High School.

In 1974, Terry moved to San Francisco, California. In the late 1970s, Terry opened a pet store called Strictly for the Birds in the city's Haight-Ashbury district.

In the early 1980s, Terry's entrepreneur sense led him to professional cooking and catering. He grew from a self-taught cook to an in-demand private chef, butler, and caterer.

Terry was truly one of a kind. His life light shined brightly. And his spirit will live on in all who knew him.

A celebration of Terry's life will be held at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Sunday, June 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.