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Alan Christopher Delahoyde

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Delahoyde, Alan Christopher
Alan Christopher Delahoyde, 66, died peacefully on February 19, 2016, at home in Scottsdale, Arizona, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Los Angeles on December 20, 1949, to Frank and Virginia (McNamee) Delahoyde. Alan grew up in Chino, California, with his three younger sisters. He was a 1968 graduate of Chino High School and a 1974 graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. A natural-born salesman, Alan started out selling cars (a family tradition) but eventually spent his career as a sales representative for a variety of industrial product manufacturers. A 1981 job transfer took him to Arizona where he had the good fortune to meet Becky Lesiak. They were married on February 18, 1984, and were blessed with the arrival of their wonderful daughter, Katie, in 1992. Alan's interests included watching and attending sporting events, homebrewing, visiting brewpubs, and traveling throughout the United States and Europe with his family. Diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in May 2012, Alan maintained his characteristic positive attitude and sense of humor until the very end. Alan had a gift for making people feel special with his warm smile and genuine interest. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, colleagues, and fellow beer connoisseurs in both Arizona and Southern California, as well as his family. In addition to his wife and daughter, Alan is survived by his sisters Patricia (Dennis Pringle) of San Bernardino, Barbara of Yucaipa, and Jane (Ed Clark) of Ventura, and nephew Brian of Oxnard. Celebrations of Alan's life will take place in Scottsdale and San Bernardino in the near future. As we raise a pint to Alan, we admire him for his courage and for putting up one hell of a fight. (And gents over 40, please be smart. Don't wait. Talk to your doctor about prostate cancer screening today. It can save your life.)

Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 28, 2016
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