In memory of
David Spritz Fleischaker
Fleischaker, David Spritz, 73, died in a tragic auto accident on Monday, October 10, 2016. He was born February 7, 1943, and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Betty Jane Fleischaker and the late Leopold Fleischaker. David was a casual intellect who loved history, politics and his book club. He was a father to many, no matter relation, raising a blended house of eight children and coached many baseball and soccer teams. He penned a weekly column in the 1980s that ran in the Courier-Journal for seven years that recounted his kids' most every teenage antic. He was a doting and active grandfather who loved to play games, especially cribbage or backgammon, with anyone who would join him. Always loving to be around people, he was an avid duplicate bridge player and achieved Silver Life Master status. David was a consummate racquetball player, taking trophies home from the Senior Olympics and annual Ike Gumer tournaments, usually against much younger opponents. David started his career in inner city youth education, and continued helping people by assisting first-time homebuyers and working with community housing development organizations to increase affordable housing opportunities. David loved fiercely and considered family his legacy. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his bride, Patricia Buckley, his eight children: Philip (Hiroko), Stuart (Susan), Eleanor (Peter), Rebecca, Greg (Celia), Fred (Kathleen), Kirk (Whitney) and Laura, and 21 grandchildren; and three siblings, Jon (Kim), Marc (Phyllis) and Beth. He also is survived by Pat's children, Michelle, Daniel (Angie) and Matthew (Kim), and her eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 14th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42. Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Gifts in David's memory can be made to River City Housing, Jewish Community Center or The Temple.
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