November 11, 1936 - April 21, 2018
Duncan Whelen Van Dusen, age 81, of Bryn Mawr, PA, died on April 21, 2018 from genetically related blood cancer. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth, father of Edwin, Duncan and Nicholas, and grandfather of six. He received his secondary education at Episcopal Academy and St. Paul's School. He was graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1958 and earned a Masters of Public Health degree at Columbia University. He was an officer in the Army and received both an Army Commendation Medal and a Department of the Army Certificate of Achievement for his service. In 1968, he joined the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Assistant Dean of the Medical School and later as Associate Secretary of the University. He volunteered for over 60 years interviewing candidates for admission to Princeton University, receiving the Princeton Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton in 2008. He was a president of the Bryn Mawr Civic Association, served on the Lower Merion Township Civil Service Commission, and was on the board of Harriton House in Bryn Mawr. He served on the Board of Managers of Ralston Center in Philadelphia from 1981 until his death. He was a member of Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish and also of the Church of the Redeemer, both in Bryn Mawr. He was known for his warm and kind demeanor, his devotion to his family and his service to community, educational institutions and public health. Funeral services will be held at The Church of The Redeemer in Bryn Mawr on Saturday April 28 at 2 p.m. There will also be a memorial mass at Our Mother of Good Counsel at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Van Dusen Family Needs Based Scholarship Fund at Princeton University (PO Box 5357, Princeton, NJ 08544-5357).
Duncan Whelen Van Dusen, age 81, of Bryn Mawr, PA, died on April 21, 2018 from genetically related blood cancer. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth, father of Edwin, Duncan and Nicholas, and grandfather of six. He received his secondary... View Obituary & Service Information
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