Skolich, Bud Maryon a 40-year resident of Redondo Beach passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at a Torrance hospital at the age of 76. Bud was born in Reijka, Croatia and immigrated to the United States at the age of 6. He graduated from UCLA with a BS degree and joined the Navy. He completed basic training in San Diego and attended Officer's Candidate School in Newport, RI. After graduating as a Jr. Line Officer he served on board the Destroyer USS Bradford during the Korean Conflict. Bud began his professional career at Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City where he worked for 28 years receiving several awards and commendations. In 1981 at age 51 Bud suffered a cerebral aneurysm and was forced to retire. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Skolich of Redondo Beach; daughter, Elizabeth Skolich of Redondo Beach; son, John (Terri) Skolich of Redondo Beach; grandson Alexander Skolich; along with his sister, Paula Gerstmar of Norwalk and brother, David Skolich of Buena Park. A gathering of family & friends with viewing will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Monday, October 23, 2006 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. The vigil service will follow at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Monday, at 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:00 AM at St. Lawrence Martyr Church. Burial will be held in Salida, Colorado.

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  1. Regret to hear that Bud passed on. His father and my father were brothers. I visited him at his job site near LAX when he worked for Hughes Aircraft Company. We had a pleasant talk and when I next visited about a month later I learned he was very ill. I learned of his death today in the Hughes Aircraft Retirees Newsletter.

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