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Local News in Brief : Funeral for Retired Principal

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today for Andrew Deliman, a retired Redondo Beach school principal. He was a candidate for the local school board earlier this month. The services, following a Rosary Wednesday night, are at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, with burial at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Deliman, 68, died, apparently of a heart attack, while playing golf Monday at Victoria Park in Carson. Howard Huizing, his friend and golfing partner of nearly 30 years--and the school trustee to whom he lost his March 7 election bid by nine votes--said Deliman collapsed without warning at the 16th hole. Helen Deliman said her husband had a heart condition, which had not prevented him from leading an active life in his retirement years.

A Pennsylvania native, Deliman taught in Ohio and Hawaii before coming to the Redondo Beach City School District in 1956. He served the district for 29 years, as principal of the Beryl Heights, Franklin, Patterson and Alta Vista elementary schools. He retired in 1985, and after some traveling, worked as a substitute teacher in the Torrance Unified School District.

“Andy’s goal was to keep involved, especially in education, because he always loved to work with children and their parents and teachers,” Helen Deliman said. “The election campaign, walking door-to-door, gave him a chance to meet many of his former pupils who are now of voting age.”

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Besides his wife, Deliman is survived by his daughter, Janet, who lives in the family’s Redondo Beach home, and two brothers, Albert of Tennessee and Edward of Pennsylvania.


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