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Jon Marc Duell

August 22, 1960 - August 24, 2021

Jon Marc Duell passed away at the age of 61 on August 24, 2021. He was born on August 22, 1960 to Bruce and Carol Duell in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up with his three brothers, Jay, Joe and Jamey. After receiving many athletic accolades in his hometown of Warren, Pennsylvania, Jon sought adventure and exploration which lead him to join the United States Coast Guard. Jon spent his early years experiencing the adventure he sought as a child, exploring the world, surfing the white sandy beaches of Puerto Rico, and saving lives at sea as he was part of the search and rescue helicopter team. Jon eventually landed in Coos Bay, Oregon where he had three children Sam, Joey and Katie (oldest to youngest) with his wife Stacie Duell. Rising to the rank of Command Master Chief of the Pacific Northwest, Jon decided to retire after 28 years in the Coast Guard to pursue new horizons and continue to help others by earning a degree in Sonography from the Oregon Institute of Technology. During this time, God led Jon to the love of his Life, Tiffany. They were married in North Bend, Oregon on June 4th, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. Jon graduated from OIT and began his new journey. He strived to be the best at whatever he did. He especially enjoyed interventional ultrasound, guiding the hand of the physician performing various procedures. More important than the job, he loved his coworkers and they loved him.

Jon and Tiffany loved to travel. They soaked in the sun at the all-inclusive resorts in Cabo and Puerto Vallarta, floated the lazy river and hiked the mountains in Arizona, explored their old stomping grounds in Hawaii, discovered the luscious greenness of Ireland, brought the bible to life touring Israel with their church family and most of all, their honeymoon in the hut over the clear blue water in Bora Bora.

Jon loved the Lord. His passion was to serve others. He taught life recovery to men in need, he traveled to Alaska and helped build a church for the village of people, he cooked for men at multiple Men’s Retreats with our church and he served at the Salem Food Bank every month. Jon’s ultimate desire in life was to love and be loved.

What meant most to Jon was experiencing life with those he loved. Every night you could find him sitting poolside by his wife, Tiffany and best friends Jeff and Natalie Schmidt. He shared his life, his heart and his love for God with all who joined them. Those who knew Jon remember his defiant passion for living life to the fullest. He always strived to be better for the people around him until his final day. He will be greatly missed.

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Jon was an incredible man and a close friend, all who knew him loved him.  We will be forever grateful to God for the time that we had together with Jon.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Tiffany and the family.

Jeff had just been reminiscing about high school and visiting Jon with Tim Turner and Dave Marquis out west in the 90s So many great memories, our condolences to the entire Duell family. Jeff and Lynn Munch

Here's to Jon from some friends back in Warren, PA. We grew up with Jon back in the 70's, from Home Street School to WAHS, Jon was a character. He was a fine football linebacker, and would have excelled in wrestling as well, if not burdened with knee issues as a young man. He had the mentality and the appetite for it. Most of us have not seen Jon in many years, but we remember him well, and we all have a rye smile thinking of him. If I did this right, I uploaded a pic of Randy, Doug, Jackie, Jeff, Scott and Paul. RIP our friend!

Rest in Peace, Jon. May His Holy Spirit comfort your family.

Many great years with Jon in the. Coast Guard. My prayers go out to his family and friends . Rest In Peace my Friend.

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers for your family. - Nancy Huck Powers (class of 1978 WAHS)

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jon's family. Im so sorry and saddened to hear of his passing. I have not seen Jon since highschool but in reading his life journey, I can see how busy and full his life was. God has blessed him in many ways and may your memories bring comfort through these difficult times. Margie

Sorry to hear that John is gone

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Jon was always a stand up guy, and he'll be sadly missed by all who knew him. Prayers for the Duell family. 

Jon was the patriarch of our ultrasound class.  He was generous, kind & funny.   His smile & sense of humor could light up a room.   We had so many adventures with Jon in the few years we were all together.   He was a bright & joyful soul and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  I’m sure he’ll be keeping an eye on his family from heaven until they meet again.  

Tiffany, I am so very sorry for your loss! Much love and prayers go out to you and your family. 

Jon was one of my great friends in life. While we haven't seen each other in years the memories of our times together will last forever. I still think of listening to music in his basement, cruising the backroads and playing football together. Our thoughts are with the entire Duell family. He was a special guy.

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Duell Family. 


You are relieved of watch, we shall carry on and you shall be missed by all. Best regards to you and your family for the memories at USCGAS Borinquen. Sincerely,

My heart is with Jon’s family around the loss of their son and brother, and with his wife, his 3 children and friends.  I knew Jon from high school- he was my sweetheart! I remember his humor and curiosity well. He was dedicated to athletics and he loved his family.  I remember my dad had a nice long conversation with him about joining the coast guard- encouraged him to do so. 
It looks like Jon was accomplished in whatever he did, and that doesn’t surprise me. 
Sending my prayers for healing and love. 

Martha Baker
(Class of 1978 WAHS)
currently living in Santa Fe, NM

Our prayers go out all who loved him. He touched so many lives and did such good work on earth for his fellow man.
Uncle John Powley, Aunt Linda Powley, cousins Lauren Holzschuh and Johnny Powley

Not a moment goes by that I am not thinking of him and missing him.  I wish I could have met all of you, the people that he grew up with and shared life with along the way. He loved you all and had great stories to tell. Below is the link to his funeral service. Jon will forever be missed.