Duane Dean's Story
Duane Dean Wagoner of Naples died February 20, 2017, in Naples, Fla. He was born October 31, 1945, in Topeka, Kans., to H. Dean and Dorothy Wagoner. He was raised in Denver, Colo., graduating from George Washington High School, Class of 1965. He attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kans.
Duane served in the U.S. Army as a weapons instructor at the time of the Vietnam war. Later, as an employee of United Airlines, he traveled the world.
In the early 1970s, he moved to Newburyport, Mass., where he found employment at Towle Silversmiths, met his wife, Susan, and her young, teenage son, David, whom he loved and raised as his own son.
In 1978, his daughter, Dorothy was born. Soon after, he became an ordained minister, and along with his family, had a very strong faith in his Lord, Jehovah. Throughout his time as an active minister he married three couples who are still happily married.
In 1994, he and his wife and daughter moved to Naples, Fla., to be near David and his wife, Natalie and their son, Oliver, the first grandchild. He worked at his son's company, Newbury North Associates, as a painter.
Duane is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Susan; loving daughter, Dorothy; devoted son, David and daughter-in-law, Natalie, and their two sons, Oliver and Harrison, who brought their Grampy Duane so much joy and happiness.
Duane is also survived by his two brothers-in-law, David McPhail of Rye, N.H., and Ben McPhail of Amesbury, Mass., with whom he was very close.
Duane was a man of great faith and had immense compassion and an unconditional love for not only his family but for his fellow man.
Services and interment will be private. For online condolences, please visit .
The Daily News of Newburyport