August 28, 1924 ~ February 12, 2015
Duncan A. Creaser, 90, of Orange, passed away at his home on February 12, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born in Riverport, Nova Scotia on August 28, 1924 to the late John and Florence Patterson Creaser. He was predeceased by his wife Florence Brockett Creaser. Duncan is survived by his sons, David Creaser of Orange & Duncan (Patricia) Creaser, Jr. of Sunderland, MA; grandchildren, Justin (Chrissy) Creaser of Walpole, MA & Joshua Creaser of Alameda, CA ; brother, William (Gwen) Creaser of Madison ; great-grandson, Will Creaser and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Dan Patterson, James Creaser, Neil Creaser and sisters Hazel Kaiser, Jessie Stefanov and Anne Harpell. Duncan has been an Orange resident for 59 years and proudly served during WWII as a U.S. Marine. As a financial analyst he worked at Yale University for 24 years until his retirement at the age of 75. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of West Haven and was a member of the City of the Elms Barbershop Chorus of New Haven for 60 years. Friends are invited to visit with his family on Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT- TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven. Funeral Service on Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at the funeral home followed by a burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions in Duncan's memory may be sent to The Fund for Yale-New Haven Hospital, c/o Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508, or made online at www.givetoynhh.org/the-fund-for-yale-new-haven. He was so grateful for the wonderful care he and his wife received over the years from the Yale Health Plan and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. With our love and prayers, Karen and David Moore
Duncan and Patti, on behalf of Jini, myself, and the rest of the family, I want to extend our deepest sympathy for the recent losses,that the two of you have experienced. Both of you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Duncan was a barbershopper with the City of the Elms Chorus,and, he had passed 61 years with our group. He served the chapter for many years in various, official capacities, because singing meant so much to him. Here is a statement to him from a letter of 7 November 2014, \.Of course, we all miss your enthusiasm, but especially, your ability to sing on pitch and keep other \.leads\. from drifting down the scale.\. Duncan was ALWAYS doing two things, i.e., SMILING & SINGING.
And every chance we got we reminded him that we missed Flossie\’s rhubarb.
Duncan was the quintessential Barbershop singer – he loved singing and knew thousands of songs. Car rides to contests out of state were filled with songs he started one right after another. He had a kind thing to say about everyone. I too will miss his big smile and his generous spirit. His happiness was contagious.
I only knew Duncan through church, but always enjoyed chatting with him. A real class act.
Duncan and Florence were both very dear to me and my family- friends with my dad since the age of 5 , born 3 weeks apart..they grew up as neighbors in .Fair Haven., and remained friends until illness parted them, my dad and Duncan each departed this life only 2 months apart, we miss
our happy get -togethers of so many years ago, Flossie and Duncan were 2 of the nicest people anyone could want to know, they are missed
I have such fond memories of Uncle Duncan. He will be missed.
Who is going to call and sing me, his niece Cathy, .Happy Birthday. on my special day ? And who could ever do it like Uncle Dunc ??? The void cannot be filled. I feel so darn fortunate to have been born and raised in the 1950s and 60s hanging out a family picnics in his backyard and playing basketball in that great driveway. I still miss Aunt Florence and her pot roasts, cheesecakes and that special jello walnut salad that I always requested. Her garden flowers bloom in my garden. Tears. You can bet that they are with each other in Heaven and Saint Peter — at the Gate — heard Uncle Dunc singing his way in with .Hello — Helloooo – HELLOOOOO!!.