Dankanyin, David Jay a 30 year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2005 in Manhattan Beach. Born in Inglewood, CA, David was 45 when he died. David attended Pacific, Center and Mira Costa High School. He also attended Catalina Island School in Toyon Bay, Catalina. He was a member of King Harbor Yacht Club. He also lived in Hailey, Idaho for 14 years. He was a finished carpenter and a fine furniture maker. He is survived by Father, Robert Dankanyin, Mother, Dorothy Dankanyin of North Richland Hills, TX, Son, Theodore Dankanyin of Hailey, ID, Son, William Dankanyin of Hailey, ID, Brother, Douglas Dankanyin of San Diego, CA, Sister, Dana Leatherwood of NRH, TX, Niece, Corrie Leatherwood of NRH, TX, Niece, Tessa Leatherwood of NRH, TX and Brother-in-law, Todd Leatherwood of NRH, TX. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, January 14, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. The reception will be held at King Harbor Yacht Club at 12 Noon. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grossman Burn Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital 4929 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91406. Please mention David's name on your donation.

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  1. I didn’t know David, I came across his obituary in the local newspaper. I saw that David lived part of his life in the town I was born and raised in, Hailey ID. David looks like a very kind-hearted man and I wanted to send my condolences and also to say how sorry I am he lost his life at such a young age. I wish his family and loved ones the best-

  2. Dorothy and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about your son. Losing a child is always so sad. Remembering all the wonderful times you spent together may help you through your sadness. You have my deepest sympathy. Kaye Thomas Real Estate West

  3. Dear Dorothy amd family, We were so saddened to read in the L.A. Times about David’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Dorothy, we don’t have your TX address or ph. number and will appreciate it if you’ll get that info to us. Love, Norm and Carole Fawcett

  4. Davie was a high school friend and long time neighbor on Alma & 27th st in Manhattan Beach, my brother Brian and I enjoyed countless parties at his home. His big heart and generosity will be missed.

  5. Joyce, Ted and Bill: I am so sorry for your loss. I just looked at the video memorial and cried, and just felt sad for all of you and all of us that loved Dave. I love you and know that I will be here for you whenever you need me. My thoughts and prayers are with you tomorrow, I know it will be a tough day for all of you. Heidi

  6. Dear Doug and Family, I read about Dave in the newspaper and I’m so very sorry about your loss. Dave was a great guy. He’ll be missed by everyone who knew him. Sincerely, Brad Stone

  7. I was so sorry to hear about David. He was a good friend. I remember when Pat (Kammermeyer) and I visited him when he got home, David recovering, Pat recovering from the desert accident and me in a full leg cast – we looked like we belonged in a MASH unit. I’m not very good with words at a time like this but I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy. Steve

  8. Dear Ted and Bill Your dad was a great guy and always was so nice to me. He was a very good friend to my family and will forever stay in our hearts. Stay strong. Love Kallie P.S. Joyce always know you’re in my heart.

  9. To the Dankanyin Family and Joyce, We are so sorry for the passing of Dave. He touched the lives of all of us deeply. My children will always remember his kindness, generosity, and his genuine interest in them. Marie and I shared many fond memories with Dave, Joyce, Ted, and Bill in Hailey, Idaho. We also will never forget the wonderful trip to Kauai with all the Dankanyins. We love you ALL, The Skahills

  10. Dear Ted, Bill and Joyce: Sagen and I want to send to you our heartfelt sympathy. We will always remember Dave being at the boys’ baseball games when they were younger and how proud he is of his kids. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all. Love Sagen and Lauri

  11. Dearest Dorothy and family – I cannot imagine the heartache and loss you feel at this time, and really have no words to adequately express my sympathy. But, I beleive that by remembering the laughter, fun, tears, and love you shared with David in life, he will be with you always. Love is an enduring legacy.

  12. Robert, So sorry to read about your loss (in the Beach Reporter). My thoughts are with you. michele nies, formerly w Marina Travel

  13. Dear Dankanyin Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of David, I have so many fond memories of 15th Street kids, grade school through high school. Best of Luck to Joyce and her kids, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Teddi, I was so sorry to hear about David. Such a sad thing to lose a child. Hope you are ok. Didn’t know you had moved to Texas. Do you have e-mail or please send me your new address. Marty joins me in sending our love and condolences to you and your family.

  15. Dearest dorothy and Family, My mother Janet, my brother Andy, my husband Charles and I all send our prayers, thoughts, and love. David’s life will always shine in the eyes of his children and family, and we honor him as a perfect expression of God: Divine, whole, and complete. We behold all of you in strength and light, and know that you are comforted, supported, blessed and loved on every step of your journey. Janet Brown, Andy Lehman, Charlie, Sydney and Forrest Steen

  16. Dave and I were childhood friends. I just heard about his passing, and wanted to share my condolences. the last time I saw him was at the Manhattan Beach Hometown fair. Things I remember are trips to Dana Point – building driftwood shacks on the beach. Sitting at his house in Manhattan listing to Cheech and Chong.

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