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In Memory of

George E. Daffan

August 19, 1933 - March 7, 2017

Obituary


With his beloved wife, June, by his side, George E. Daffan, Jr. left his Earthly life, and entered the Kingdom of Heaven, on March 7, 2017, at Ochsner Medical Center, after a long battle with Myasthenia Gravis. George was the son of George E. Daffan, Sr. (Rose Gumpert Daffan) and Ima Daffan Barillas (Carlos Barillas). George was born on August 19, 1933 in New Orleans and attended Fortier High School. Then, he voluntarily enlisted in the Marine Corps, trained in the desert at 29 Palms in Southern California, to prepare for deployment to Korea. During...

With his beloved wife, June, by his side, George E. Daffan, Jr. left his Earthly life, and entered the Kingdom of Heaven, on March 7, 2017, at Ochsner Medical Center, after a long battle with Myasthenia Gravis. George was the son of George E. Daffan, Sr. (Rose Gumpert Daffan) and Ima Daffan Barillas (Carlos Barillas). George was born on August 19, 1933 in New Orleans and attended Fortier High School. Then, he voluntarily enlisted in the Marine Corps, trained in the desert at 29 Palms in Southern California, to prepare for deployment to Korea. During his enlistment, he was an MP (Military Police Officer). Afterwards he attended LSU then moved to New Orleans and attended Tulane University. He was employed in the Insurance Industry for 30 years (INA - 3 years and USF&G - 27 years). He was a charter member of the Insurance Auditors Association of New Orleans.
Waiting for George in Heaven is his son, Daryl Matthew Daffan and baby Daffan.
George will be remembered for his quick wit and silly sense of humor, his Labrador dogs, (currently Laci) and watching Saints football and golf.
Left to cherish his memories is his beloved wife, June Bertucci Daffan, daughter and son-in-law Laure Daffan Crawford and Stephen Crawford; grandchildren Jeffrey Bernard (Will Clark), Michelle Bush (Eric Bush), and Kerrie Bernard; and great-grandchildren Emily Cook and Elizabeth Cook.
Mr. Daffan's family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire 7th floor staff of the NEU-ICU at Ochsner Foundation Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc., 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Drive, Memphis, TN 38105.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., near Clearview Parkway in Metairie, LA on Friday morning, March 17, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home's chapel. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com. Semper Fi, George, from your loving wife, June.