Wednesday, December 3, 2008


If you are interested in having a DVD of Daniel's funeral celebration, please contact The cost is $10 and all proceeds will go to the Daniel Duncan Music Memorial Scholarship Fund. They are also available at Sheri's Coffeehouse, in Norwalk.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Let my lifesong sing for You

March 8, 1990 – September 3, 2008

Daniel Ashton Duncan, 18 of Norwalk died Wednesday evening in Buckhannon, WV while riding his bicycle. He was struck by a drunk driver.

He was born in Riverdale, Georgia on March 8, 1990 to Robert and Karen Duncan.

He was a 2008 graduate of St. Paul High School and was very active in the music program: Jazz Band, Junior-Senior Choir, Folk Group, and the Spring Musicals. Daniel was in the National Honor Society. His senior project was about the history of church bells in Norwalk. He attended Buckeye Boy’s State in 2007, as a representative from St. Paul.

Daniel was involved in the All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir in 2007. He also performed with Cynthia Kniffin Dance Academy for five years. Daniel took piano lessons from the age of 7 to 18 with Val Bressler and won several awards and ribbons through the years.

Daniel was very active in his church youth group, Remain, and also led worship and played keyboard for Church of The King weekly services. He went on missions trips to Nicaragua, New York City, and Washington DC to share the love of Jesus.

Daniel was a newspaper carrier since age 11, even earning the State Carrier of the Year award in 2003. During high school, Daniel worked at the Reflector Office in the afternoons. He also enjoyed doing landscaping work for various individuals around town. This past summer, he worked full-time for Iris Riley doing landscaping.

Daniel loved gardening, biking and anything to do with the outdoors. He was a voracious reader from a young age and loved to learn. He had a great love of cars enjoyed reading Car and Driver.

Daniel was a charismatic, joyful, loving, loyal friend and the best big brother. He loved the Lord with all his heart and he showed God’s love and kindness to everyone he met. He loved to surprise people by randomly showing up at their house to say hi and ask for a drink of water.

Daniel was enrolled as a freshman at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV where he received a Presidential Scholarship and a Music Scholarship. He joined the Honors program, was a member of the Concert Chorale, the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, Chapel Praise Band and the Cycling Club.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Karen Duncan, his six siblings; His paternal grandparents; Maternal grandparents; Maternal Great-grandmother; and scores of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 6 at Joan C. Camp Auditorium from 1-6 pm. Services will be held at 3:30 pm at the Norwalk Alliance Church on Rt. 250 South. Internment will be a private family gathering on Monday morning

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to the Daniel Duncan Memorial Music Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements are being handled by Walker Funeral Home in Norwalk.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Well, I am officially done with my first week of college. So far I am in two singing groups, jazz band, and the cycling club/team. Can anybody say busy? It looks like I will be able to manage everything well enough though. So far I have made some friends in music and biking, and hope to make some more.

The food here tastes pretty good, however, my digestive system doesn't seem to agree. Many returning students have warned me that there is an acclimation period of about two weeks when it comes to the food. I'm not sure what all I'll do this weekend, but it looks like I might have a forty mile bike ride on Sunday afternoon. We'll have to see about that, but it sounds fun. I also bought a plant today at the plant sale. It is a Peperomia, whatever that is, but it looks good. I'll keep you posted on any exciting events over the weekend.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Well, I am in college now. How profound I am. I start classes tomorrow and then the real work starts, but I am already having fun. I am in a philosophy seminar for the first semester, and this class also acts like a small group. There are 17 people in my group and we have done several activities over the orientation weekend. Last night was the annual Wesleyan trivia night, and my group came in second place overall! Yay free smoothies!

I also found out yesterday that I made the Concert Chorale. I was very excited to say the least. That's about all as far as the exciting stuff is going. Oh, and I have been riding about an hour every morning. It will take awhile to get used to the whole hill thing, but it is going well. That's all for now. I will write later

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Happy Birthday

Hacker Alert! This blog has been hacked to wish the owner a very HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I am still alive

Just is case some of you were wondering I am in fact still alive. I also still believe in the power of blogging, I just haven't been practising for a while. I will now proceed to post my schedule for the next three weeks. I have my jazz band and choir concert this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. It should be fun. The following Wednesday I have a music audition at West Virginia Wesleyan College. This audition is for possible scholarship money, so pray it goes well. The The weekend of March 7th, 8th and 9th I have my school musical as well as the International Federation of Independent Music Clubs piano competition at Heidelberg College in Tiffin. THe following Tuesday I will be leaving for my senior retreat in Plymouth Michigan.

That is the current brief overview of my life. Also, I went to the foot doctor yesterday and hopefully we will soon have a cure for my stinky feet that pass all understanding. I hope to possibly, maybe, update withing the month but we shall see.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

another weekend

Well, this has been a busy weekend. I finally finished a 1000+ page book that I was reading called The Winds of War. It was a good book but it was very disapointing to find out at the end that it is simply setting you up for the sequel. Oh well, didn't kill me and I did enjoy the book. This upcoming week is going to be a little crazy, with two shows to go to and a piano recital/competition. It will be a good week though. The end of daylight saveings time is always sad, but the seasons roll on. By the way, my sister and I were having a disscussion about how almost every native culture that we could think of all over the world has war drums. It is interesting how you can know that it is a war beat without even knowing what is going on. Oh well, that is all for now.