I Will Remember You…..
Friends remembering Duane Roth after his untimely passing July 21, 2013.
Bill Geppert – “The Duane Roth Legacy Foundation is a way to honor Duane and bring people together to benefit our community. Duane made a big difference and impact on San Diego and the Legacy Foundation continues his work.”
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Malin Burnham – “Duane had a special skill in analyzing new ideas. He was always up-front looking for pot holes! This method would save a lot of time and effort, if in fact, there were reasons not to proceed.”
Mary Curran – “Duane gave a speech about recovering from a disappointing failure. He spoke about not being afraid to try and fail, how it makes you smarter the next time and nourishes a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking. I always try to remember that when I get scared and it makes me braver!”
Jeffrey Essakow – “Duane had the ability to connect with people and he helped everybody feel connected. He knew that your network is equal to your net worth and defines who you are.”
Stath Karras – “Duane was truly a great mind. He loved to get people connected and involved for their personal benefit and the betterment of the community.”
Mel Katz – “Duane wore European suits and thin ties; he ate his steak charred on the outside and pink inside and he was not afraid to dream of big ideas and solutions to challenges. I greatly miss Duane, but I think of him, in almost everything I do.”
Debra Reed – “Duane was a visionary and a collaborator. Through his leadership, we reframed EDC, the Chamber, and Connect to maximize their value and benefit the region. No task was ever too hard for Duane and he inspired others to get on board!”
Don Rosenberg – “Following my bike accident, Duane stayed by my side, comforting me, calling my family and accompanying me on the helicopter that medivac’d me to intensive care. That was Duane – caring, dedicated, loyal. A true friend.”
Ted Roth – “During our college spring break, Duane and I taught kids how to ride a horse, work with cattle and sheep. It demonstrated that people from different environments can learn from each other and benefit from being respectful of our individuality.”
Bill Walton – “Duane has been as important a source of inspiration, influence, and knowledge as anyone I have ever known, he has also been the best friend, the master at shining the light, and clearing much needed space under the boards when the game gets rough.”
Jessica Zemple – “I asked Duane what his greatest accomplishment was. He said his relationship with Renee, his wife. This spoke volumes of the type of man he was.”
Duane Roth Legacy Foundation
Keeping Duane’s spirit alive by giving back to the community Duane was so committed to helping
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