- 59 years old
- Born Mar 10, 1950
- Died Apr 07, 2009
- San Diego, California, United States
Peter Jay Fleischmann passed away on April 7, 2009 surrounded by his immediate family and the love of an immense extended family. Peter died at Scripps Green Memorial Hospital of complications from end stage liver failure. He is survived by his beloved wife Joy Fleischmann, his cherished son Jerett, his Aunt Trudy Mannheimer in New Jersey and various family members on the East Coast.
Peter was born to Ernest and Erica Fleischmann on March 10, 1950 in New York City, New York where he grew up and attended elementary and high school. He went on to be educated in the school of hard knocks. He left New York City in his early twenties and struck out for California. He remained a resident of San Diego until his death.
Peter was employed by Joseph Webb Foods for over twenty years and was instrumental in developing and implementing company sales strategies. He taught seminars in account organization and retired due to health concerns in 2003. His role as provider for his family was always a top objective and he was the main caretaker for his father Ernie during a long protracted illness.
Peter was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for twenty-four plus years and his involvement in this organization was the driving force in his life. He was a tirelessly active member and shared his experience, strength, and hope with people all over the world. He opened his home and his heart to an inestimable amount of people and truly put spiritual principles into action.
Besides the work Peter did in Alcoholics Anonymous he volunteered prodigious amounts of his time for the community at large. Inspired by his son’s passion for baseball he coached for San Carlos Little League and umpired for the All-Star Umpire Organization for over eight years and acted as the golf marshal at Mission Trails Golf Course on a volunteer basis for over four years. He was a big fan of the Padres and a season ticket holder for the San Diego Chargers for over thirty years.
Peter could be a grumpy curmudgeon upon occasion but there was no better person to have in your corner. When caught unawares playing with his dogs, Max and Cleo, one could catch a glimpse of a free and laughing spirit. His repertoire of funny faces as he shared his experiences were as much a part of him as breathing and the years would just melt away as one watched him teach.
There is an old saying that, ‘No one person can change the world…’ but Peter Jay Fleischmann sure put a hell of dent in the world’s fender.
Albert Einstein once remarked “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”
Peter Jay Fleischmann lived a very worthwhile life.
He will be missed. Peter was under the excellent care of the Scripps Green Organ Transplant Team.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in memory of Peter Fleischmann, to the American Liver Foundation as follows:
Donate online to “Team Joy Livers” at www.liverfoundation.org/walk
Or send check or money order to: ALF San Diego Chapter
2515 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 122
San Diego, CA 92108