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Seymour Dombroff

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CAPTAIN SEYMOUR "SEY" DOMBROFF answered his last hail on November 15, 2012. Born in New York City in 1918, Sey graduated from Brooklyn College and obtaining his masters degree bacteriology at the University of Oregon when the United States entered WWII. He graduated from Midshipman school aboard USS Prairie State in 1942 and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy. He saw service in the Pacific during WWII and Korea. A life-long "black-shoe" Destroyer sailor, he served as XO of USS O'Bannon during the Korean War, and commanded USS Miller, USS McGinty and USS Decatur in the 50's. He also commanded Destroyer Division 322 and Destroyer Squadron 36. Shore assignments included tours at The Pentagon, Norfolk and Key West. He retired to the Melbourne, FL area in 1972 and moved to the Virginian in Fairfax in 2007. In his last year, he served as the President of the Association of the Virginian Residents. Survived by his wife since 1943, Estelle Margolis, his children, Jeff (Susan) Dombroff of Warrenton, VA and Wendy (Michael) Sternberg of Bala Cynwyd, PA, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren along with countless friends. Graveside funeral services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME, 202-541-1001.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 5, 2012
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