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James Gerard Schleicher

May 18, 1937 ~ December 28, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old


James Gerard Schleicher, 85, of Santa Clara, CA, died Wednesday, December 28, 2022 following a brief illness.

Jim was born on May 18, 1937 to the late Edward and Christine (Kiehlmeier) Schleicher in Erie, PA. He was a graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School, Gannon University, and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. 

Throughout his life Jim had a keen interest in politics and worked for Congressman Joseph Vigorito early in his professional career. He went on to work in law, in the business office of St. Peter Cathedral, and finished his career raising funds for non-profit organizations and churches with CCS Fundraising. Jim was a wonderful father, grandfather, mentor, and friend. His spirit, wit, intellect, and deep love will be missed by so many.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann (Stinneford) Schleicher and his brother Edward Joseph (Joe) Schleicher. He is survived by his children James (Jay) G. Schleicher, II and his wife Erica (Heidinger) of Los Gatos, CA, Timothy (Tim) C. Schleicher of Washington, DC, and his daughter Anne M. Schleicher and her husband Matt Fabian of Washington, DC. In addition, he is survived by his three grandchildren: Elsa and Max Schleicher, of Los Gatos, CA and Jane Fabian of Washington, DC.

A memorial service will be held at Darling Fischer Chapel Funeral Home at 615 N, Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 1PM. For more information about joining remotely please contact jimschleichermemorial@gmail.com.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Billy de Franke LGBTQ+ Center of San Jose, CA or the House of Prayer at 159 W. 4th Street in Erie, PA.

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January 13, 2023

1:00 PM
DARLING FISCHER Chapel of the Hills
615 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030


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