Gordon Hay Begg, Born in Grand Junction, Iowa July 31,1917 died at Little company Mary Hospital, Torrance, CA, January 31,2001. Preceded in death by parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters. Survived by his wife Eleanor of Rancho Palos Verdes, daughter Chris (Ron) Young, Dana Point, CA, 2 grandsons Jeff and Kevin, both of California, sister Eleanor (Bill) Schmidt, Bellville, TX, 13 neices and nephews, 31 great neices and nephews, 23 great great neices and nephews. Gordon joined the Navy in 1935 and served aboard the Battleship USS Pennsylvania 4 years. He reenlisted in the Navy during World War II. He lived in the South Bay area 61 years. He was employed by Garrett Air Research mfg. co. for 41 years, retiring in 1982. After retirement Gordon and Eleanor made many trips around the world. He was an avid L.A. Kings hockey fan. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 pm Feb. 22,2001 at St. Peter by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 6410 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. En lieu of flowers a donation in Gordon's name may be made to the Southern Calif. Multiple Sclerosis Society, 5307 Kettler Ave., Lakewood , CA 90713 Attn: Fran Itkoff

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  1. Dear Ellie & Family: My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow…Gordie will live on in the hearts of many.. Love, Anita

  2. I will treasure the memory of last years Lane Victory cruise and the visit in the lunch line with Gordy And Ellie. What a pair, loved by so many AiResearchers. My heartfelt condolences to Ellie and the family as you celebrate his life.

  3. Craig O\’Neal\’s brother and sister-in-law. Knew Gordie as Santa at the Garrett Christmas parties when I was very young(Arnie O\’Neal was my stepfather). Spoke to him years later when I worked at Garrett. Went to LA Kings games in the good old days, courtesy of Gordie and Ellie. Sorry for your loss. Gordie will always be in my memories.

  4. Dear Ellie, Although I did not know Gordie as well as you. I was Jim Kuhns secretary in the foundry, I wish to extend to you my deepest sympathy. Gordie was well liked by all his co-workers and friends

  5. Ellie, I always knew Gordie to be a good man and a company man. I have a fond memory of his throwing me out of Planning back in 1956. I was new; he wasn\’t. He was a real good man to work with.

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