October 30, 1920 ~ October 3, 2004
Carlos L. Lopez beloved father and grandfather passed to heaven on October 3, 2004, at the age of 83. Survived by 3 daughters, Mary Ellen Adams, JoAnn Salkoski and Charlene Fenske, 4 grandchildren, Jeanine, Laura, Todd and Tiffany, and 7 great grandchildren. Also survived by 2 brothers, Ernesto Lopez of Old Mesilla, NM and Max Lopez of Norwalk, CA.
Carlos served as a veteran of World War II, Army Airforce. He lived in Torrance for 50 years. His social activities included being a member of American Legion Post 0184 Redondo Beach, for 15 years and The Rockwell Retiree Club.
Carlos was employed by North American Aviation/Rockwell where he was a well respected aircraft mechanic for 38 years. He worked on the prototype of the B-1 Bomber and various other aircraft including the space shuttle. He was espcially proud of being part of the space shuttle program. His family is equally proud of him and his achievements. He will live in our hearts forever.
Visitation, Friday, October 8, 2004, 4 - 8 PM with Vigil service at 7 PM, both at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel. Funeral Mass, Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 10:30 AM at St. Lawrence Martyr Church, Redondo Beach with committal at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA.
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