Duncan Erskine Cull Enters Chapter Eternal

Lilly Steger

April 8th, 2019: Oxford, Ohio - Duncan Erskine Cull, Louisville ’56, entered the chapter eternal on March 26th, 2019. 

After graduating Louisville DuPont Manual High School in 1947 he joined the Marine Corps as a communications specialist and rose to the rank of Staff Sargent. He served two years in the Korean War. 

Following the military, Duncan worked at WAVE TV as an Electronics Engineer. He graduated the University of Louisville in 1959. He was hired by Bendix Radio and worked on missile guidance systems. He had a patent for miniaturized 2-way radios that was purchased by the U.S. Navy. He also worked at National Cash Register throughout the 60s-80s. While there, he created a Teleprinter used by the SKYLAB which allowed photo transmission to repair the Solar Umbrella Panel. He also created the “Mr. Microphone” Karaoke device. However most importantly he developed the touch-screen concept, now utilized in virtually all technology.

Duncan married his wife Elinor on March 30th, 1957, by whom he was preceded in death. Duncan passed away with his family at his side. He is succeeded by his sons William and Robert as well as his granddaughter Annaliza, his sister Jeanne, and three nephews Keith, John, and Matthew. 

The family asks mourners to consider donating to Hosparus or the Disabled American Veterans in his memory.