DOWNEY - Downey resident George Victor Dornis died Oct. 21 in Downey at age 82.Born in Inglewood in 1928, Dornis served in the U.S. Coast Guard from age 18 to 21. He retired from North American Aviation/Rockwell International in 1985, and was owner and CEO of Victor Model Products, which he founded in the 1970s. He also was a member of the American Model Yachting Association. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ruby B. Dornis; children, Doug (Anita) Dornis, Valerie (Jay) Tyalor, Julie Johnston, Dr. Hank (Johnna) Williams, Mark (Susan) Brewer, Deborah (Richard) Vander and Bobby Piirainen; 23 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Stephen Dornis. Graveside services were held Oct. 26 at the Downey Cemetery. The Cost Guard provided Honor Guard ceremonies.
********** Published: November 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 29