Duane Remsnyder was born in Williamsport on Jan. 12, 1932. He passed away peacefully on April 19 at home after an 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Remsnyder; children, Leslie Hodgson, Craig Remsnyder, Scott Remsnyder; and four grandchildren.
Duane “Rem” was a Navy ROTC scholar and attended Penn State University. After graduating in 1954 he earned his wings in Pensacola, Fla. He was stationed at Miramar NAS, Air Group 14. In 1957 he joined General Dynamics Astronautics Atlas Missile Program and over 8 years advanced to test conductor of the Sycamore Canyon Test Site 2. He married Margaret Cooper in 1959 and they made their residence in La Jolla, Calif. In 1966 he joined the brokerage firm of Roberts Scott & Co. and worked as a broker in their La Jolla office. In 1972 Rem was appointed president of Courtesy Coffee, an Intermark company. In 1979 he opened Duane Remsnyder & Company, a discount brokerage firm in La Jolla. He retired from the brokerage business in 1994.
Duane was an outstanding golfer and tennis player in his day. He was a member of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and the La Jolla Country Club. Most recently he enjoyed playing bridge up to four times a week and pioneered the men’s duplicate bridge group at the LJCC. He served as the handicap chairman for the country club for nearly 10 years and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1996. He will be missed greatly by his family, bridge buddies and many friends.
A celebration of life will be held on May 2, 2014, in La Jolla, Calif.
Submitted by family.