Obituary for JOHN DAVID DUFFUS, Jr. died Monday January 3, 2005.

He is survived by his wife Diane, son Trey and daughter Megan.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's with Father Thomas McCann officiating. Burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park.

David, born 14 May 1946 in Oceanside, NY, was the son of the late Col. John Duffus (USAF) and Nancy O'Keeffe Duffus. He was a graduate of: The University of Maryland with his Batchelor's Degree in 1969; East Carolina University in 1973 with his Masters Degree; and The University of Mississippi in 1975 where he received his Juris Doctorate with honors. In 1975 he made his home in Greenville. In 1990 David formed his own professional corporation under the name of Duffus & Associates, P.A. He contributed to numerous legal publications, was a noted public speaker, and an accomplished landscape photographer.
Survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane Robinson Duffus; son, John David Duffus III (Trey) of West Jefferson, NC; daughter, Megan Elizabeth Duffus of Raleigh, NC; brothers, Kevin P. Duffus, Christopher W. Duffus, both of Raleigh, NC; sisters, Charlene D. Nielsen of Greenville, NC, Mary D. Monahan of Burke, VA; stepmother, Anne Stott Duffus; stepbrother, Liles Stott, both of Greenville, NC; stepsister, Sandy M. Stott of Wilmington, NC.

He will be missed and remembered by many special friends and family.

To all friends of David Duffus:

Our brother passed away unexpectedly on Monday evening, Jan. 3, 2005. Above is the notice from the local newspaper, which hardly does his life justice. We don't know the future of David's web site <> at this time, and we suggest that if you can, download any information, text or images you find important.

If any of you wish to contact us, you are welcome to do so at the following e-mail addresses:

Condolences may be mailed to David's wife, Diane, at:
Diane Duffus
3901 Wyneston Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858

Warmest Regards,
Kevin P. Duffus
Christopher W. Duffus

A friend of mine died in January 2005, David Duffus. He was a lawyer in Northern Carolina, who has spent thousands of hours researching the Duffus family history (Duffus is my Mum's maiden name). He published all that history on the website

I met David in 1996, when we were in Edinburgh. We had hoped to have met at the Duffus Castle, but didn't make it. Over the years I was able to contribute more Duffus information to add to the thousand pages of information which he had accumulated and put on-line. He went on to organise a Duffus reunion in 2000 at Duffus Castle, which sadly I could not attend - it's a long way from New Zealand!

Soon after his death, the website disappeared. I offered to assist the Duffus family in their efforts to  reactivate the website, as it was a horrible shame to see all that work completely disappear. The website has now been reinstated, as a tribute to David. Thanks Chris & Megan.

Geoff Pooch, Hamilton, New Zealand

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