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Khiem-Hian Tjia Obituary
November 15, 1939 - May 25, 2017 Khiem-Hian Tjia, 77, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Khiem moved to San Mateo, California, in 1959. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1963 and received an MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Khiem joined TRW Space & Electronics Group in Redondo Beach in 1969 and worked there until his retirement in 1999. He started his career as a digital design engineer on programs such as Fleet Satellite Communications and Shuttle, before becoming a department manager supervising the careers of many who would later become leaders in the aerospace industry. He later spent nearly 20 years as a manager on our nation's pioneering effort to provide EHF worldwide secure communications on the Milstar program using very high-speed integrated circuits. Khiem was loved by all who knew him. He leaves behind his daughter, Monika; son-in-law Gary; grandson Landon; three brothers and two sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Khiem will be missed dearly by his family and friends, and will be remembered forever.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 1 to June 4, 2017
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