Charles F. Duncan, a Burbank accountant for over 30 years, has died at his Sun Valley home. He was 70.
A native of Morehouse, Mo., he died of ataxia, an illness that affects the nervous system, said Ruby Duncan, his wife of 49 years.
Duncan came to Los Angeles with his family in 1927 and moved to Burbank in 1936. He was married in 1941 and he and his wife moved to Sun Valley in 1950.
After working at various jobs, which included positions as a manager of a Coronet Dime Store and a riveter at Lockheed Corp. during World War II, Duncan began working for his stepfather's Burbank accounting business in the late 1940s. In 1971 he opened his own accounting firm in Burbank, where he worked until retiring in 1982.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Charles Duncan Jr. of Valencia; a daughter, Diane McVay of Northridge; a half-brother, Jim Rogers of Burbank; a half-sister, Casey Rogers of Calabasas; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank. Arrangements were made by Eckerman Heisman Funeral Service in Burbank. Donations can be made in Duncan's name to any charity.