Arnold Dellota Ducanes, M.D., 90, Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born May 12, 1924 in Panitan, Capiz, Philippines, the son of Abundio and Cristina (Dellota) Ducanes. Ducanes was a survivor of the World War II Japanese Occupation. Dr. Ducanes graduated from the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, Philippines in 1949.
Ducanes then received his doctorate degree at the University of Santo Tomas Medical School, Manila, Philippines in 1954.
Dr. Ducanes served on the Board of the University of Santo Tomas Medical Alumni Association in America Foundation. Ducanes was a founding member of Tau Mu Medical Fraternity. Ducanes was the first Filipino to establish a medical practice in Greensburg Indiana purchasing his office building on 215 North Franklin Street in 1967. Ducanes served in General Solo practice in Greensburg from 1967 to 2002 and in Batesville from 1971 to 1976. While practicing medicine in Greensburg for 35 years, Ducanes attended to 3-4 generations of families. Dr. Ducanes was known for his quote of “Man Proposes God Disposes.”
Dr. Ducanes is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marita Kewley, and four children, Marie Diaddorio, Dominic (Marie) Ducanes, J.D. (Kristina) Ducanes, Christopher (Cathy) Ducanes, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Abundio and Cristina (Dellota) Ducanes, daughter Elizabeth (Greg) Ducanes Jackson, one brother, Abundio Ducanes; two sisters, Patria Castro and Edna Ducanes.
A public rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. and visitation will follow from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, 302 North Franklin Street, Greensburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. John Meyer officiating, Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, 208 East Street, Greensburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 501 C(3) Arnold D. Ducanes M.D. Scholarship within the Decatur County Community Foundation established in 1997. The scholarship is for those students interested in an Allied Health Career.
DCCF, Inc, 101 East Main Street, Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240. Please note Arnold D. Ducanes Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.