March 22, 1937 ~ October 16, 2020
Born in: Iloilo City, Philippines
Resided in: Torrance, California
Augusto (Gus) Chi Wan Uy Coo, a Torrance resident for 52 years, passed away October 16, 2020 at age 83. Born in Iloilo City. Philippines on March 22, 1937, he graduated with a degree of Mechanical Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, Philippines.
Gus came to the United States in 1958 to pursue a degree in Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He worked at many aerospace companies after graduation: Curtis Wright Corporation – Aeronautical Division in New Jersey; Fairchild Hiller Corporation – Aircraft Division in Hagerstown, Maryland; Douglas Aircraft Company – DC 10 – SID in Long Beach, and North American Rockwell Corp., B-1 Division in El Segundo. He retired after 20 years of service from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration in Long Beach in the year 2000.
Gus enjoyed playing golf, Go Game (Japanese National Board Game) Poker, the harmonica, guitar, piano and violin in his teens. He was a collector of classical and contemporary music and loved to travel around the world.
Gus was a volunteer with the Torrance Police Department and Cert (Community Emergency Response Team).
Gus is survived by his wife of 55 years Paz Victoria (Pat ) Coo.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance, supportphctorrance.org.