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Myron Pullen


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Myron Pullen Obituary
In loving memory of Myron Pullen, who died August 16 at his home in Manhattan Beach, his residence of 45 years. Myron was born on September 25, 1937 in Neptune, NJ to Earle and Laura Jane (Davis) Pullen and came to California as a youngster. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in mathematics and took a position at Hughes Aircraft in the rapidly growing computer technology industry. A talented, indefatigable worker, Myron had a meteoric rise in the aerospace industry. He served as a member of the mission control team on the historic Surveyor 1 Space Flight in 1966. In June 1975, while at TRW, Myron attained his law degree at night, graduating as a juris doctor cum laude from Southwestern University. In 1983, Myron became the first chairman of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. He also received special recognition for his achievement at TRW in bringing the joint MSSD/FSD Engineering Support Center project to a successful conclusion in 1985. After retiring in 2000, he became active in Omnilore, a learning-in-retirement group. He died in office as a council member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan Beach. Myron is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jalé; his son, Michael (Amy); his daughter, Briana; grandsons, Eamon and Egan; nephews, Darrell (Connie), Dan (Gail) and Dean (Jewell Anne) Huston; sister-in-law, Christina Sheffield; and brother-in-law, Peter Davaz. He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Huston, and brother-in-law, Anthony Davaz. A memorial service for Myron will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan Beach on Saturday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m.Donations in Myron's honor may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 11th St., Manhattan Beach, CA. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. You are welcome to share memories or leave the family a message at www.LAfuneral.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 22, 2010
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