7/26/2018 – David J. DuFlo, Rochester and Clayton

7/26/2018 – David J. DuFlo, Rochester and Clayton

David James DuFlo. July 21,2018.

Survived by his wife, Debra Hanselman DuFlo, loving daughters Dr. Samantha DuFlo (Young M. Choi) and Baby Girl DuFlo Choi (due Nov.), Baltimore, MD and Nicole DuFlo Glassman (Dr. Aaron Glassman) and Baby Boy Glassman (due Aug.), Virginia Beach, VA, brother Daniel Du Flo (Tracy DuFlo) Lowville, NY and 2 sisters, and extended family.

David, an Army veteran who served during Vietnam, recently retired after a distinguished 50-year career with Northwestern Mutual Life, starting as a young college agent. During his time at Northwestern he was a leader, mentor, and award-winning agent who inspired his colleagues to always go the extra mile. He also sat on the Boards for Boy Scouts of America Otetiana Council, University of Rochester Medical Center Planned Giving Advisory Board and the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

David was an avid outdoorsman with a lifelong love of the St. Lawrence River, an accomplished skeet shooter, hunter, fisherman, scuba diver, and boater who earned his Coast Guard Captain’s license.  The great outdoors was his home.  He also had no bucket list.  He lived his bucket list and felt strongly that he should always live his dash and follow his dreams.  David lived an amazing life with integrity and dignity and was especially proud to be the father of two amazing daughters. Most people will remember David as “the guy with the Chesapeake”. For 40 years there was always at least one of his beloved Chesapeake Bay Retrievers at his side.

Although David’s passing was sudden and unexpected, it was peaceful.  He spent the last few weeks of his life surrounded by his daughters, family, and friends at the River doing what he loved.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to theFishers Landing Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 23,  Fishers Landing, NY 13641

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Condolences can be made at trjetty.com





  1. Erin (Tyner) Egloff and Erich Egloff Posted

    Our deepest condolences for your loss.

    Erin (Tyner) Egloff and Erich Egloff
    Rochester, NY

  2. Jim and Chris Oot Posted

    Our Condolences To You and your Family. May Dave Rest in Peace. Know that we are here for any help you may need.

  3. Nanci & Myron Glassman Posted

    Debra and family,

    Our hearts are broken. David was such a strong and capable guy who really did “live his dash.” His love of family was so apparent. We’re glad you all had time together earlier this month. As a well-respected leader, he leaves a void in the community. He will be missed by all who knew him… but especially by those soon-to-arrive grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Nanci & Mike

  4. Ben N Daniels Posted

    Was so shocked! I admired his life interests each time I had the opportunity
    to have a short discussion with Dave for my insurance needs over the past
    many years. I’m sure those who follow at NML will also have my best interests
    at heart. Tough act to follow on a personal basis. Best wishes to the whole
    present and future family members.

    Ben and Pat Daniels

  5. Patricia Sampson Posted

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear one. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved parent. May the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort give you strength and peace in the days ahead. I have personally found comfort in the words at Acts 24:15 where it tells us, “There is going to be a resurrection”, and that soon God will “wipe out every tear” from our eyes. (Rev. 21:4)

    You have my deepest sympathy.

  6. Michael Johndrow Posted

    We were so shocked to hear of David’s passing. Last time we saw him was at his Dad’s funeral in Lowville. We had some good times growing up and especially at the river. Jacqueline and Michael Johndrow
    Warwick, NY

  7. Brian Costello Posted

    Dear Debra and family. We are so sorry for your loss. David was a giant influence on me as a father and a businessman. I think of him often and his humor and direct no nonsense logic always makes me smile. Our prayers are with you. Brian Costello and family

  8. Tom Garver Posted

    I was saddened to hear of David’s passing. While shooting sporting clays at the T.I. Sportsman Club the prior Saturday we reminisced about our Army days during Viet Nam and how excited he was about his new Chesapeake Bay retriever pup. David was a genuine person and a gentlemanly sportsman
    Tom Garver
    York, PA.
    Hammond, NY

  9. Russell Andrews Posted

    I started with NM in Syracuse at about the same time as Dave. He was certainly the perfect example of what an NM Rep should be! Immured, involved, and loyal to NM and his clients, and especially his family! They don’t make ‘em like Dave very often. My condolences to his family and all who loved him. Russ Andrews, Northwestern Mutual in Syracuse agency for 48 years. Rest In Peace pal, you helped countless clients achieve their dreams (and the “path” you guided them on. Russ Andrews, Syracuse Agency, Retired.

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