- June 7, 1956 - November 23, 2016
- Loranger, Louisiana
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“Mrs. Fleischer,I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
1 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Pinion - Amite, LA
“Please except my heartfelt condolences for your loss,May God's loving kindness comfort's your family and help you through this sad time. Words of...Read More »
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“God is a God of comfort. He gives us hope and support when we need it. We will continue to pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done on...Read More »
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“Tom and I were friends at UCLA, we never lost touch and looked forward to sharing Christmas letters each year. We have all lost a great friend with a...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Durstenfeld - San Jose, CA
“I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tom for many years. Tom and I had the sort of working relationship where we would stop by to check on...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ken McBee - Knoxville, TN
“Big Hugs for Tom's Family, He was a great childhood friend. He will be missed. Couldn't have been a greater Friend.
6 of 7 | Posted by: Penny Laney - Redondo Beach, CA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tom was truly heart broken to hear of Tom's passing. He speaks often of his childhood memories...Read More »
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Thomas Earl Fleischer
On November 23, 2016 Thomas Earl Fleischer lost his battle against recurrent head and neck cancer. He was 60 years old.
Born June 7, 1956 at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital to Shirley Ann and William Thomas Fleischer. He has two younger sisters, Deidre Gail (now Yullan Valor) and Colleen Elizabeth (now Colleen Elizabeth Fleischer Cannova).
Tom grew up in Redondo Beach, California, where he attended and graduated Aviation High School. Tom was a member of Boy Scout Troop 791 where he achieved the rank of Eagle. Tom was into photography, astronomy, wood carving, building models, wooden structures, and things that flew.
After high school Tom attended UCLA and majored in Mechanical Engineering. While attending UCLA Tom became a member of and later president of the Engineering Society of the University of California. Tom worked as a summer intern at Mattel Toys starting out in the Hot Wheels Group designing the Porsche 924 and Lotus Espirit.
After graduating UCLA in 1979 Tom took a job with Ebasco Services in Newport Beach, California. After working for about 2 years at the Newport Beach location, Ebasco sent Tom to Louisiana to support the Construction and start-up activities at Waterford 3. It was there he met his wife Rose. Rose and Tom were married in April 1983. Child #1, Ryan, came in 1985 and child #2, Kristen, came in 1987. In 1987 the family moved to Hixson, Tennessee. Child #3, William, came in 1989.
By 1992, engineering contracting opportunities at nuclear facilities was starting to dry up. The family ended up moving from Tennessee to Pennsylvania, back to Tennessee, then to Texas, then New Jersey. By mid 1997 the family had enough of all the moving, so Tom decided to work direct for Entergy at Waterford 3. So the family moved back to Louisiana.
Tom is survived by his wife, Rose and his children Ryan, Kristen, and William, and his two grandchildren, Carmine and Kaitlyn.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 12:00 pm until service time.
Entombment will follow in Tickfaw Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.
To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.
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