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 DeWitt Clinton De' Cary

DeWitt Clinton De' Cary

Death 11 Jan 2017 (aged 91)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 176338554 · View Source
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DeWitt Clinton De' Cary February 22, 1925 - January 11, 2017 San Diego

De Cary died peacefully January 11th, after a brief fight with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne.

He is survived by his son John, two grandsons, and six great-grandchildren.

De served in both the USMC and the USAF. He worked for 30 years at the Naval Electronics Lab in Point Loma. He was a life member of Southwestern Yacht Club and served as Commodore in 1978. De enjoyed living at the Meridian where he could easily visit his friends in the area. A world traveler, he always said "Living in San Diego is like being on vacation all the time".

A celebration of life will be held at the Southwestern Yacht Club followed by a scattering of ashes at sea. Date and time will be announced.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 22, 2017


DeWitt could be seen walking daily in Downtown San Diego and chatting with neighbors every afternoon over coffee at the corner of First & G.

He will be missed by many friends.

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  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
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