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SLOCUM, David C. 60, sailed onto Heavens shore on January 20, 2010, finally free of Alzheimers disease. David was born June 5, 1949, in Los Angeles Calif. His family relocated to Newhall in 1965, and he graduated from Wm. S. Hart High School in 1967. David served with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. David was employed with Sierracin Corp. In 1986, he relocated his family to the Antelope Valley. David joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1995, and worked there until his illness forced his retirement in 2004. David loved music, hiking, camping, kayaking and, most of all, sailing on his boat 'Mast Confusion.' He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donnie of Lancaster, Calif., son, Erik (Angela) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., daughter, Katie (Daryle) Garrett and granddaughter, Lydia, of Bakersfield, Calif., parents, Clarence and Alice Slocum of Porterville, Calif., sister, Doris (Curtis) Levine of Portola, Calif., nephew, David Levine of Las Vegas, Nev., brother Saul (Dede) Koll and nieces, Aiden and Lauren, of Portland, Ore., and brother, Juri Koll of Venice, Calif., plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. David was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Slocum, and his niece, Jamie Levine. A celebration of Davids life will be held at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach on Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 2 to 5 p.m. At Davids request, attendees are asked to dress in the 'beach spirit' and refrain from wearing black. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Quartz Hill Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Alzheimers Association, or Vitas Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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