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Winter Lodge founder Duncan Williams dies at 90

Original post made on Apr 11, 2011

Duncan Williams, 90, the founder of Palo Alto's Winter Lodge skating rink, died from complications of a brain tumor today (April 11). A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at The Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

RIP Duncan Williams. You brought countless wonderful moments to my family over the years. We Palo Altans have led richer lives thanks to you!

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Posted by Midtown Resident
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Always happy to have Winter Lodge as a neighbor. I love hearing the delighted squeals of kids having fun. . .

RIP Duncan Williams.

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Posted by Arne Lim
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

Walking to the Winter Club after school was one of my favorite childhood memories. Being able to whizz around with the chill in your face always made me smile. And the hot chocolate vending machine was always a treat!

Duncan Williams: thank you for providing us with countless hours of fun and memories. Your vision, hard work, and passion have become forever interwoven in the history of Palo Alto.

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Posted by Debbie Nichols
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Mr. Duncan, Thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories!! I loved being a member of the Winter Club as a small girl. I was skating at the Winter Club the day the first hot chocolate machine was delivered to the rink. The man installing the machine had me sample the first cup of chocolate that popped out the machine. I was so thrilled. I can still remember the smokey fragrance of the firepit. Thank you for all you contributed to Palo Alto.

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Posted by Winter Lodge Parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Thanks for the wonderful memories and happy hours spent. I am so pleased that the Winter Lodge provides fun and exercise for Palo Alto youth in this technological age.

Here is the link to the In Memorium Web Link

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