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George Darfus

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    Posted: 11 Mar 2021 at 2:33pm

Lieutenant Commander George H. Darfus, USN (Ret.) passed away November 28, 2020, in Melbourne, Florida at the age of 93. George was born May 31, 1927, in Delaware, OH. He was a graduate of Groveport Madison High in 1945 and later a graduate of the US Naval Academy, class of 1950. George was also an alumnus of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

While in the military, George served aboard the USS Huntington and later commanded the submarine USS Trutta. After retirement, he was with the office of Naval Training Systems in Orlando and Hawaii.

In 1999, George and his wife Dorothy moved to Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne. He enjoyed singing, acting, Hula dancing and playing the ukulele. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Friedly Darfus and father, George F. Darfus. He is survived by his four children, George, Dawn, Emily and James. He was a member of the Suntree United Methodist Church.

USNA[Canberra(CAG-2);Willard Keith(DD-775)];Providence(CLG-6);Sea Robin(SS-407); Nat Greene(SSBN-636B); GMS Dam Neck; Naval Advisory Group,Viet Nam; Okinawa(LPH-3); OIC FLTAC Corona;OIC NWS Fallbrook
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