Capt. Francis Augustine “Fran” Derby, SC, USN (Ret.), 83, passed away in San Diego, California in July.
He graduated from Boston University in 1951 with a degree in Business Administration, and earned his MBA from Michigan State University in 1952. Fran entered the U.S. Navy in 1952 as an Ensign.
While in the Navy he served aboard three ships, and shore stations at Newport, Rhode Island; Norfolk, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and San Diego until 1975, retiring as Captain, Supply Corps.
After his military service, he began his second career as a financial planning advisor with the Acacia Ameritas Company and 20/20 Financial Advisers until his death.
He has received the U.S. Navy Supply Corps Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Financial Advisers Hall of Fame. He was a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the International Association of Financial Planners. He has maintained his connections and service to the military as a retired representative of the San Diego Supply Corps Association. He was a member of the finance committee for the San Diego Armed Services YMCA.
Fran’s wife predeceased him. He is survived by two daughters, a son, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Burial is at Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover, Massachusetts.
(Obituary published in the San Diego Union-Tribune)