December 25, 1982 ~ December 26, 2009
Derek Schleicher a long time resident of Carson, CA. passed away on Dec. 26, 2009 in Carson; CA. Derek was born in San Pedro on December 25, 1982 and has resided in the Los Angeles area for the last 27 years.
Derek had registered for culinary arts school for the spring 2010 semester. Currently, he had been working in internet sales.
Derek enjoyed reading books, watching movies, or anything in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, or action. He enjoyed Japanese Gundam and Anime model building/collecting, all types of puzzles and strategy games from board to computer.
Playing hockey was his main passion. He played from the age of 5 to 18. He was also passionate about baseball, soccer, and paintball. In recent years his passion had moved to cooking and baking.
He was proud to be an American, but was also very proud of his heritage (German/ American). He was a huge fan of historic times of the Vikings, Romans, and Germanic and Asian tribes. Anything having to do with the Civil War, World War 1, and 2, as well as Mob life.
Survived by: Wolfgang (father), Stephanie (mother), Dieter Schleicher (older brother), Grandmothers Emily Brand and Ann Schleicher, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Proceeded in death by: Grandfathers Herbert Brand and Walter Schleicher, Uncle Wesley Brand, and all his favorite pets.
A memorial service will be held at White and Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd. Redondo Beach, CA. Viewing will be from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, memorial starts at 2:00 PM. There will be coffee, water, and cookies at the mortuary. A reception will follow.
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