Darvan Corbett, 48, an offset printing supervisor at the Government Printing Office who was active in community organizations in Prince George's County, died of hemorrhagic pancreatitis Sunday at Washington Hospital Center.

Mr.Corbett was born in Springfield, S.C. He was a medical corpsman in the Army and moved to Washington in 1954. He worked at Walter Reed Hospital, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Pentagon.

In 1960, he went to work at the Washington Navy Yard and remained there until 1968, when he joined the GPO.

Mr. Corbett, a Seat Pleasant resident, was a former vice president of the 25th District Alliance Community Organization, a civic group. In 1978, he received an Outstanding Citizen Award from the 25th Legislative District in the county. He was active in Democratic Party affairs and was a member of the Prince George's NAACP.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah, three sons, Vernard, Marty and Keith, and three daughters, Deborah Ann, Peggy Delores and Teresa, all of Seat Pleasant; his father and stepmother, Sears and Era Corbett of Springfield, S.C.; two brothers, Gary, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and McKinley, of Springfield; a sister, Vertell, also of Springfield, and three grandchildren.