Fleischer, William T (Bill) Bill passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010. Bill was born in Los Angeles, California on December 1928. He attended Black Foxe and Paige Military Academies. He participated in the academies' marching bands and learned to play trombone. Bill attended USC where he majored in music. Bill played the trombone for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra. Bill later learned to play organ. He played services for Concordia Lutheran Church in Inglewood, Saint James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, Christ the King Lutheran Church in Torrance, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Inglewood. Bill was also a general contractor building room additions and providing remodeling services. Bill was also an active adult leader in Boyscouts of America. Bill's life passion was music. In his later years, Bill continued to play piano at various retirement homes in the South Bay area. Bill is survived by his sons Thomas and Larry and daughters Yullan Valor and Colleen Cannova, grandchildren Ryan, Kristen and William, and great grandchildren Carmine and Kaitlyn. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel. Reception to follow at 12:30 at the White and Day Manhattan Lighthouse Reception Room.

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  1. I first met Bill when he was the organist at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach. He was a gifted musican and very generous with his time and talent. He was patient and kind with the many vocalists he worked with. I will always remember Bill’s wonderfully quirky sense of humor. My condolences to his family. Maggie Evans, Hermosa Beach, CA

  2. Dear Fleischers: You do not know me nor do I know you, but I did know Billy because I lived next door to him on Blackburn Ave. in LA. I knew Billy when he went to Black Fox and Paige Military schools. His family had a dog named Shep which they were kind enough to share with me as my family would not let me have a dog. I have many fond memories of Billy and wanted to share this bit with you. Elsa Renee Celniker

  3. Bill was a part of our team In the Older Adult Program at Torrance Adult School. He played the piano in our classes for the seniors at retirement homes and nursing care centers for 14 years. Everyone loved him. They looked forward to hearing “Uncle Bill” play. He always had a joke or two to share. He was delightful to work with and always professional. Condolences to the family of Bill.

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