Longtime Homer resident George "Bud" Danby died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, of a heart attack in Homer. He was 78.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer with Pastor Dennis Neal officiating.
Mr. Danby was born March 14, 1924, in Guyencourt, Del. He served honorably with the U.S. Navy during World War II as an equipment operator III. Mr. Danby had worked for Continental Can Co. in Delaware and Michigan before moving to Homer in 1960. While in Alaska, he worked for Pacific Pearl Seafood, the U.S. Postal Service and the Alaska Department of Transportation. He retired on Feb. 1, 1985, from the DOT.
Mr. Danby was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church in Homer, the Anchor Point VFW, Homer Society of Natural History and NRA Golden Eagles. He was a member of the Homer Senior Citizens and Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 32. Mr. Danby was active in bringing the Lutheran Church to Homer and in tape ministries for shut-ins. He also was active in the senior citizens.
"Dad was an avid fisherman and accomplished gardener. He was generous with all that he had and in his loving and laughing way he cared for his family and his community. He was a faithful friend and loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He lived his faith and will be missed by all," his family said.
Mr. Danby was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Alice M. Danby, and daughter, Pansy Richardson.
He is survived by his children, Marshall Danby, Georgea D. Long and husband, Jim, and Barbara Gamble and husband, Brad; grandchildren, Scott and Brett Danby, Rebecca Thompson and husband, Kevin, Brian Richardson and wife, Kim, Jared Long, Seth, Luke and Saul Gamble; great-grandchildren, Krista and Kevin Thompson Jr.; and sister, Jean D. Moore.
At the family's request, memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3634 Soundview Ave., Homer, AK 99603 or a charity of choice.
Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.
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