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Leibrock, Herbert Eduard J.

Herbert Eduard J. Leibrock was born Jan. 19, 1925 in Solotwina, Poland to Rosalie and Alfred. Herbert was drafted and served in the German Army from 1943 through 1945. He and his wife Waltraud immigrated to Canada in 1951 and then to the United States in 1961.

They settled in San Francisco where their son Peter was born in 1964. Herbert worked for the engineering firm Jacobs Associates in San Francisco from 1970 until 1993 and volunteered for the Squaw Valley National Ski Patrol for 26 years, serving passionately as patrol director from 1973 through 1984. He built a house in Prosser Lakeview in 1980 and made Truckee his second home, where he was able to enjoy his great love of the mountains.

Herbert was a very giving man who cherished his family and many friends. He was an extremely active man who loved skiing in the winters and hiking, backpacking and traveling in the summers. He found peace and harmony in nature.

Herbert died suddenly in San Francisco Jan. 7, 2007 after battling cancer for the past several years. He is survived by his son, Peter; daughter-in-law, Kathi; brother, Karl Dech; and dear friend Norma Kennedy. He will be remembered fondly and greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held in Squaw Valley during spring of 2007.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the World Wildlife Fund: http://www.worldwildlife.org, or phone (800) CALL-WWF.