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Obituary: Harley W. Duane III

Retired Richmond attorney Harley W. Duane III died Aug. 23.

Mr. Duane graduated from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond in 1963 before earning his undergraduate from Virginia Military Institute in 1967. After leaving VMI, Mr. Duane earned his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1970.

Mr. Duane began his legal career in 1971 with May, Garrett & Miller. In 1985, Mr. Duane founded Duane & Shannon alongside law partner and friend Jim Shannon. He retired from the firm, now known as Duane, Hauck, Davis, Gravatt, and Campbell PC, in 2019.

Outside of the law, Mr. Duane was a member of St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond for more than 70 years. He was also a president of the Country Club of Virginia and the Richmond Golf Association. Mr. Duane was an avid golfer throughout his life, winning the CCV 12 and Under championship in 1957 and the CCV Senior’s Tournament in 1998. He also played collegiate golf at VMI and was known to be especially long off the tee.

For over 20 years, Mr. Duane served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve, achieving the rank of major.

Mr. Duane is survived by his wife, Laurel; his children, Townsend and Christopher; his grandson, Morgan; and his sister, Jane.