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John "Jack" Kropp


1934 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
June 26, 1934 - June 24, 2018Jack was born in Salem, Oregon to Henry and Lillian Kropp. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor's in Chemistry and received his Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1962. He met his wife, Joann, while at Notre Dame, where she worked in the Chemistry Department. They were married on campus in 1959 and moved to Southern California in 1962. They lived in the Hollywood Riviera for 55 years. Jack worked at TRW for 30 years. He was a principal scientist on the biology instrument for the Viking mission to Mars. Additionally, he worked on experiments that ?ew on various shuttle missions. After retiring, Jack worked for Tecolote Research for several years. Jack enjoyed travel, especially cruises. He had an interest in Mayan history and visited several Mayan sites over the years. He was a member of the Hollywood Rivera Sportsman's Club and a volunteer at Providence Little Company of Mary and the Torrance Public Library. He is survived by his wife Joann, four children David (Vera), Michael (Barbara), Rachel (Chris) Powell, Daniel (Ann) and eight grandchildren, his sister-in-law Gail and a niece. Services will be held on July 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St Lawrence Martyr Church, 1940 S Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach. In lieu of ?owers, please donate to .Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits. WL00167680-image-1.jpg,WL00167680-image-2.jpg
Published in Daily Breeze on July 11, 2018
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