Stephen Alan Rowe
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A a 30 year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008 in Los Angeles. Born in Everett, WA, Stephen was 55 when he died. Having graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1974, he served on active duty in the Air Force until 1978. On discharge, he pursued an engineering career at Garrett AirResearch (now Honeywell) for the next 29+ years until his death. An avid aviation and classic car enthusiast, he attended many air shows and classic car shows - and also being an amateur photographer, documented them. He also earned a Masters Degree in Engineering at UCLA in 1982 specializing in Control of Dynamic Systems. Throughout the years he was also a member of professional organizations SAE, AIAA, and SCS. He is survived by Domestic Partner, Larry Merkl of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; sister, Laureen Hortin of Half Moon Bay, CA; and brother, Douglas Rowe of Everett, WA. Preceded in death by, mother, Juneth Rowe and father, Lawrence Rowe. A gathering of family & friends will be held Monday 4:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary. The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 6:00 P.M. Inurnment will be private. Flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of his favorite non-profits: KUSC (Classical music station), PBS station KCET, Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino CA or City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com. Send the family messages, share memories, obtain directions to services, and check back to view the online video tribute.

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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2008.
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March 28, 2017
Steve was my first boss when I graduated from UCLA to join Airesearch. He was an extraordinary engineer, showed my the ropes and was a real mentor. I just found out his passing and it made be really sad. RIP Steve
Remy Maitam
Coworker
April 24, 2008
A gentle soul and fine engineer who will be missed.
Sami Mikhail
April 24, 2008
I always respected Steve since I met him 13 years ago to work on variety of ECS projects and issues. He will certainly be missed. My prayers for comfort go to all the loved ones he left behind.
Maher Khalil
April 24, 2008
It was a pleasure working with Steve. Sharing his knowledge, experience and insight with me and other co-workers was always one of Steve's top priorities. We will miss him.
Fred Peterson
April 23, 2008
Larry,

Im so sorry! My prayers are with you.

Janice
April 22, 2008
Steve was a world class engineer with vast experience and credibility. He was a professional and always found a way to work with others. He will be missed greatly.
Clarence Au-Young
April 21, 2008
I has been a pleasure and honor to have worked with Steve during his time at AiResearch. He was persistent and tenacious both at work and in fighting his disease.

We will miss you Steve, but God welcomes you now.
Anonymous
April 20, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hilda & Thomas Rondeau
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