Hank Deutschendorf
Hank Deutschendorf
  • April 29, 1988 - June 14, 2017
  • Escondido, California

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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Henry “Hank” John Deutschendorf II, of Escondido, passed away at the age of 29. Hank was an extraordinary martial arts instructor and deeply adored son, brother, uncle, friend and mentor.

Hank was born in Los Angeles on April 29, 1988. He co-starred as baby Oscar in Ghostbusters II. He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 2006 and went on to attend SDSU. He trained in multiple styles of martial arts. He earned his third and fourth degree black belt in Kempo. He started his school, West Coast Martial Arts Academy, in 2007 with his brother Will. Together they have successfully run the school for the past ten years.

Hank was known for many things, above all his kind hearted nature, loving hugs, wit, and his caring, optimistic personality. Hank was a great mentor and teacher to his students. For recreation, Hank enjoyed playing competitive games with friends, meditating, spending time with his family, training in martial arts and helping others.

Hank will be forever remembered by his parents, Ronald and Terri Deutschendorf, and by his brothers and sisters Ron Jr. (Julia), Castle (Wayne) Byrd, Angel (Jeff) Shaw and Will (Sharon). Hank will be lovingly remembered by his girlfriend Keemia Ranjbaran, and fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews Chris, Naomi, Desiree, Allie, Trey, Ronnie and Terri, as well as other extended family and dear friends.

A Celebration of Hank’s life will be held on Saturday, July 8th at 1pm at El Camino Memorial, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego 92121.

In memory of Hank, please make a donation to Hank’s Hope for a Cure found on the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation website at https://bbrfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=7096