David Michael Seroski

David Michael Seroski

May 07, 1951 - September 22, 2021
Trabuco Canyon California

David Michael Seroski

May 07, 1951 - September 22, 2021
Trabuco Canyon California


David M. Seroski

David Seroski of Trabuco Canyon, CA passed away at home on September 22, 2021 at the age of 70.

Dave’s life was defined by his exuberant spirit and his concern for others.  He spent most of his career working at the Newport Beach Police Department, ensuring they had cars that “ran fast, braked fast, and crashed well.”  His concern extended to his canyon community.  He cheerfully gave help when it was needed, and his neighbors learned to rely on him to track down scarce information when fires raged nearby.

Family was extremely important to Dave.  Dave and his wife, Susan, were married for 33 years after a 3 year courtship, and he always made sure she knew she was loved and cherished.  He loved his son, Shawn Fidler, and while Shawn grew up, Dave proudly forced anyone he could corner to hear about his “smart kid”.

Around the Canyon, Dave’s love for his horses Ted and Max was common knowledge.  He treated the horses with gentleness, care, and a sense of humor and the horses loved him in return.  Other horses learned to know Dave for the great treats he carried and frequently riders found their horses sideling up to Dave to get one.

David is survived by his wife, Susan; his son, Shawn Fidler (Lori); and his sisters Patricia O’Neill and Beth DiMarcantonio.

Services for Dave will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Viewing is from 10 to noon at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, followed at 12:30 with graveside services at El Toro Memorial Park on Trabuco Rd in Lake Forest.



  • Date & Time: October 5, 2021 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 5, 2021 (12:30 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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12 responses to David Michael Seroski

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  1. Susan & Shawn –

    I was deeply saddened to hear about Dave’s passing. I worked with him at Newport Beach PD where he was known as Cruiser. He not only worked on police vehicles but did many more things around the police station. Such a nice guy. May he rest in peace.

    With Sympathy,
    Cathie Lightfoot

  2. Prayers for the entire Seroski Family.
    Dave was truly a great person and well respected amongst his classmates and fraternity brothers. He had left a strong impression on a lot of us younger college classmates and fraternity brothers. I was lucky to have made contact with him a few years ago, and talked about his other love of Horses. He will be misssed by many.

  3. Scott Tyson says:

    My sincere condolences to Dave’s family. I had the pleasure of knowing Dave in his younger days as fraternity brother and room mate. We lost touch after his move to Cali but I have many fond memories of our time together. Most of them involved some level of shenanigans. They all bring a smile to my face.

    He was a good friend and I know he will be sadly missed.

  4. Denise says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Seroski family on the passing of my cousin David. Even though we grew up from afar, I have fond memories of family reunions and enjoyed hearing of his adventures. He loved life , his family and his horses. He always stayed connected from a distance,which was a pleasure and comfort to my dad ( his uncle ).
    RIP David , give my Mom & Dad a big hug.
    Cousin Denise

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