McCulloch was born September 11, 1938 to Melita Morley McCulloch
and Samuel McCulloch in Workington, England.
He left school at 14. His father died so Duncan quit his formal
schooling and went to work in the coal mines to help support his
mother and younger brother. He studied mining engineering in his
spare time. At 21, he left the coal mines and worked for the National
Electric Board and changed his major to electrical engineering.
Duncan emigrated to America in 1969 and worked for the New Jersey
Power and Light Company.
In 1973, Duncan found the teachings of ECKANKAR. He learned that
each person is a divine being who comes to life on Earth with
a spiritual purpose. Lifetime after lifetime, Soul grows in love
and grace, ultimately to become a co-worker with God. A lifetime
is a precious gift, an opportunity for spiritual growth and service
Most of all, life brings Soul the purity of love, compassion,
and grace. Each of us travels a path of spiritual unfoldment,
only partly visible to others. This is the secret inner side of
life, our private communication with God. Birth and death mark
the journey of Soul. The translation from one stage of experience
to another is but a further step on Soul’s journey home
Duncan is Soul: an eternal individual spark of God, who can never
die, but who has left this arena for a new one.
In 1980, Duncan was ordained as an ECK Cleric and shortly thereafter
moved his family to the Tri-Cities to work at the Hanford Works
in the electrical utilities department. His final position was
in the electrical dispatch center. He retired in October 2000
and spent his remaining years enjoying extensive world travel.
He is survived by his wife Margaret; daughters, Heather Ortiz
and Claire McCulloch; nine grandchildren, Heather, Lauren, David,
John and Gordon McCulloch of Pittsburgh, PA, Logan Craig, Mason
and Jaxon Ortiz of Pasco, and Avery Elizabeth McCulloch-Hutton
of Richland. He also is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews
in America, England, New Zealand and Australia.
Duncan was well-loved by all.