Captain Robert DeFoe

Captain Robert DeFoe, United States Navy (ret.), age 93, passed away in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, with his wife, Sally DeFoe, at his side. Capt. DeFoe was born in Michigan and he joined the USN in 1941. He served honorably as a pilot and veteran in World Word II and the Korean War. He was known by many as "Mr. Bob" and he was beloved as a volunteer with numerous civic organizations. He proudly served 20 years with the American Red Cross volunteer program, Medical Logistics, 96th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base. He is survived by his wife, five children, and four grandchildren. A celebration of Captain DeFoe's life will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 17 Chestnut Ave., S.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. The ceremony is open to family, friends, and co-workers. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Dec. 14, 2012