Deter, Simon Charles "Choochie," |
of Santa Ana, California passed away at age 28 on Monday November 12th, 2012. Simon was born on March 23rd, 1984 in Orange, California. He attended St. Jeanne De Lestonnac Catholic Grade School and was a graduate of Servite High School, class of 2002. He attended Loyola University Chicago and was currently enrolled at Chapman University, majoring in Business Administration.
Simon was co-owner of Flag Express, a trucking business based out of Santa Ana, California with his grandfather Jack McClure. Simon was also the founder and owner of Shearer Logistics, a distribution company. In 2011, he decided to pursue his voiceover career and launched Circus Monkey Productions. Simon logged many miles on his Harley Davidson and was well known for his wicked BBQ.
He had a soft spot for all animals and he especially loved his dog Senorita. Memories of Simon include his kindness toward others, his love of laughter, his sense of humor and his concern for people as individuals.
Simon was the beloved son of Jackie McClure-Deter, grandson of Jack and Dolores McClure, nephew of Toni Cobian and cousin to Marcelita Cobian. He is also survived by Joseph Sarlo, who loved him like a son.
He was preceded in death by his great grandmothers Anna Sigala Ramirez and Thelma Shearer McConnell.
A visitation will be held at Brown Mortuary in Santa Ana, California on Friday November 23rd, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. with evening prayer beginning at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass presided over by The Reverend Gerald M. Horan O.S.M will be held on Saturday November 24th at 10:00 a.m. at St.Joseph Catholic Church in Santa Ana, California. Interment will be conducted at Holy Sepulcher Cemetary, Orange, California.
Published in Orange County Register on Nov. 22, 2012