In accordance with his wishes, no services are planned for Duane Maurice Ormsby, 69, of Grass Valley. He died Saturday, Dec. 25 , at a local hospital, following a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
He was born Aug. 24, 1930 in Oakland. Mr. Ormsby had been a Nevada County resident for 12 years. Mr. Ormsby was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
He was a former resident of the Bay Area. He was a second degree black belt in Judo, and was a Judo instructor at Albany Y. Takamoto Judo and was affiliated with the San Francisco Judo Institute. He worked for 35 years as a glazier and was a member of the Glazier and Glass Worker’s Union, Local No. 169. He enjoyed fishing for salmon and trout.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores; daughter, Debbie; sons Duane, David, and Donald; and five grandchildren. His family has asked that memorial contributions be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Chapel of the Angels. [Duane’s ashes were given to his wife.]
The Union, Grass Valley-Nevada City, December 27, 1999
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman