Fred Z Borja Passed away July 18, 2009. Fred was a 22-year retired First Sergeant of the US Army and a Vietnam veteran. Fred is survived by his wife and best friend, Patty Borja, three children, Brandon Borja (son) of Culpeper, VA; Leslie Borja (daughter) of Stockbridge, GA, Nicholas Borja (son) of Tacoma; six grandchildren, Manny, Matthew, Baylie, Isaiah, Elijah and Avery Ann; and two brothers, Antonio Leon of Homestead, FL and Alex Leon of Sinajana, Guam. Fred is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and all his dear friends at Patriot’s Landing in DuPont, WA. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DAD! Esta agupa< (Until tomorrow). Wednesday, 7-22, 1:00-9:00 p.m., Visitation/Viewing at Mountain View Funeral Home, Lakewood. Thursday, 7-23, 10:15 a.m., graveside memorial at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA. Saturday, 7-25, 11:00 a.m., Celebration of Life and memorial at Patriot’s Landing, 1600 Marshall Circle, DuPont, WA.
Perry William Hook On the evening of July 18, 2009, after a long illness, Perry Hook returned home to be with the Lord. Perry was born on March 9, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington to Hayes D. and Melvine Hook. Perry was a hard worker and extraordinary father who loved God, life, family, and antique cars. As a hobby, Perry loved to spend time restoring cars. He won many awards including 2003 Father of the Year, Longshoreman Production Awards, and the Puyallup Dragway Championship, just to name a few. Perry graduated from Stadium High School in 1962, and began work as a journeyman longshoreman. He completed a thirty-five year career as a longshoreman for ILWU Local #23 at the Port of Tacoma . He leaves to remember his life his wife of twenty years, Jackie, daughters Katrenia Parker (Shawn), Monique Hook-Fickling (Turk), Anita Hook-Wambaugh (John), and Shelley Wyke, his stepson William Watkins (Sylvia), his brothers Art and Robert and sister Lenora, and grandchildren Broc Parker, Bo Harvey Parker, Austin Wambaugh, Samone Watkins, Nathan Watkins, and numerous nieces and nephews. Based on his love of racing and vintage collectible cars, we invite antique car lovers to drive their restored vehicles to the services. Viewing will be held Friday, July 24, 2009 from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Mountain View. Services will be Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 11:00a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, located at 2001 South “J” Street. Following the service, interment and a dove release will occur at Mountain View Memorial Park.
Dean H. Sellin Dean H. Sellin, 68, of Tacoma, passed away May 12, 2009, of COPD. There were no services. His remains were scattered in Commencement Bay. Dean is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Jo-Li Sellin, of Anchorage. Also, an aunt and uncle in Ephrata, an aunt in San Francisco, and cousins in Washington, California, Maryland, Montana, and Germany. He is also survived by his numerous good and true friends who mourn his loss in Tacoma, from Hawaii to Hong Kong and Taiwan, and from Sydney to Skagway and North. Dean was born in Seattle in 1940 and raised in Anchorage. Settling on the West Coast in 1962, Dean embarked on two careers, the longest of which was most satisfying: escorting Pacific Rim tours, including Alaska, for Grand Circle Travel, then a subsidiary of AARP. He retired from Pierce (County) Transit after fourteen years in 2005. Dean’s family extends sincere thanks for the compassion shown him by Franciscan Hospice, Allenmore Medical Center, and Orchard Park. Memorials may be made to an organization that cares for animals the way Dean did: The Dugan Foundation, Box 7028, Tacoma, WA 98417.