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George Joseph Naff

Birth Date: June 13, 1923
Death Date: March 23, 2017

George J. Naff June 13, 1923 – March 23, 2017 Oceanside – Children, relatives and friends celebrate the life of George Naff who passed away March 23rd, 2017. Born in Springfield, Illinois, June 13, 1923, he grew up in Detroit, MI. The onset of WWII, he enlisted in the US Navy at age 19, earned his Ace as a fighter pilot in the Pacific. He met and married Delphine (Eckert) Naff at war’s end at Coronado Island. He received his Aeronautical Engineering degree from Wayne State University, then moved wife and son Roger to Los Angeles. They had two more children, Stephanie and John. His corporate career included heading international business in Europe and the Middle East. George and Delphine relocated to Oceanside when George retired in 1997, where he lived until his passing. Delphine passed away in 2001. George was active and athletic. He traveled internationally, skied, white-water rafted and exercised and walked regularly. Family was his priority, his Orthodox religion his guidance in life. George is survived by his three children, Roger (Sandy), Stephanie (Bernd), and John (Leslie, fiancée), and brother, Tom.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 16, 2017

Arrangements are being handled by Clairemont Mortuary, 4266 Mt. Abernathy Avenue San Diego, California.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. Dear Naff Family,
    I am so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Such a remarkable life he led. I still remember some of his stories, and how similar his story is to our dad as well. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers- and doing my best to learn more about his family tree- so, so wish he was still here to learn from him. Debbie Deem and Jim Riley

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