September 23, 1942 ~ October 7, 2009
1942 - 2009
With family by his side, Paul Fleischauer passed away peacefully before dawn on October 7. Born in Buffalo, New York, he moved to California to earn a PhD in Chemistry from USC in 1968. After a short stay in Italy as a postgraduate at the University of Rome, Paul returned the following year to southern California to work for the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, where he met his wife, Marlene and soon after started a family. He retired after 35 years as Principal Scientist/Director in 2004.
During his life, Paul loved to watch and play golf and basketball. A devoted father and community volunteer, he participated on both soccer and little league boards and could often be seen on the field as coach and/or referee. At times, he would assume the role of a "Mister Wizard" with demonstrations on chemistry magic for his children's class, or be seen at Hometown Fair as "bar-keep" or garden "security guard". As an active member of the Episcopal community, he embraced the St. Cross parish and people. As a family man, Paul loved quiet times with his wife and kids at home as much as he loved energetic holiday trips to Mammoth.
Paul will be remembered for his kind and gentle manner behind a radiant smile. He was always the humble gentleman with a rare gift of accomplishing tasks with intelligence and speed, and, if needed, with peacemaking abilities to smooth out tenuous situations.
But mostly, he will be remembered as a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Marlene; daughter Melissa; son Michael; nephews Andrew and Erik. Paul was taken from us far too soon.... he was a wonderful and kind man who loved life and loved people.
Please join us at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach, (1818 Monterey Blvd) to celebrate and remember the life of Paul, husband, father, and friend.
Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com. Send the family messages, share memories, obtain directions to services.
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