Tributes for

Bickel, Sean M.

Bickel, Sean M., passed away on November 24, 2012 at his home. Sean was born March 23, 1975 to John and Pam Bickel in Brea, Calif.

Sean attended Brea schools graduating from Brea-Olinda High School in 1993. Sean played football and baseball. Sean was the starting tailback his senior year. He was the first running back in many years to gain over 1,000 yards in a season. He also had a kickoff return of 101 yards and two punt returns for touchdowns.

As a child, Sean learned to fish in the local streams and lakes, and on vacations in Arkansas, but preferred the ocean, even though he would get seasick.

After high school, he went to San Diego and begged his way onto one of the long range fishing vessels, Red Rooster III. He aspired to run his own long range vessel one day, and earned his 100 ton operator's license in 2000. Sean spent the last 10 years working for Royal Star Sportfishing in San Diego. His knowledge and skills of fishing, the ocean, and the mechanical operation of Royal Star made him an integral member of the Royal Star team.

Sean was admired and respected by many of his peers and fishermen. Besides his parents, Sean leaves two young sons, Jace and Blake, and their mother, Briana; his sister, Allison; his niece, Sydney; and nephew, Andrew.
Services will be Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. at North Hills Church, 3100 E. Birch St. in Brea.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established the Jace and Blake Bickel Memorial Trust. Donations can be made in their name to Chevron Credit Union, P.O. Box 2292, Brea, CA 92821-2292.
Sean, of course will be missed by many people.