Duane Vryhof, retired administrator, passes

Duane Vryhof smiling and leaning into the camera.
Duane Vryhof

Retired Correctional Administrator Duane Vryhof passed away Jan. 10, 2021. He began his CDCR career in 1990 after graduating from the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, reporting for duty at CSP-Corcoran.

His state service included Correctional Officer, Correctional Counselor I and Correctional Counselor II (Specialist).

In 2007, Vryhof transferred to Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison. Five years later, he promoted to Correctional Counselor III, then Correctional Administrator/Associate Warden. He retired in March 2013.

During his career, he served in the Honor Guard, was a T4T Instructor, was part of a youth diversion program, and acted as Range Master, teaching firearm use and safety to staff.

He is survived by his father, two brothers, wife, son, daughter, stepson, step-daughter, and grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 23, 2021, in Hanford.

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