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Storyboard Artist Tom Yakutis Dies

Storyboard artist and former Local 839 IATSE president Tom Yakutis died January 25, 2002 after a long illness. Yakutis began his career at Disney in 1956 and worked for Larry Harmon, Art Scott, UPA, TV Spots, DePatie-Freleng, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Warner Bros., Marvel and Universal before retiring in 1994. He was elected to several Local 839 Executive Boards in the '60s and '70s, and served as president from 1982 to 1983. There will be a memorial service and traditional Catholic High Mass (in Lithuanian) held February 6, 2002 at 11 am at St. Casimir Church, 2718 St. George Street, Los Angeles, California. Leo Monahan will give the eulogy. No flowers, please.

- contributed by Jeff Massie.

For further details about the ceremony and the wake that will follow, please visit :http://events.awn.com/eventdisplay.php3?event_no=1041

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