Kurtis Munson Oakley, 65, of Redondo Beach, passed away Sunday May 4, 2014 with his loving wife Laura Oakley and sister-in-law Jodelle Nardini by his side. He was born to the late Theodore and Rosemarie Oakley, July 12, 1948, in Clarksville, Georgia. He enlisted in the Navy June 1967 and was discharged September 1971 after two tours in Vietnam. Kurtis went on to graduate from Long Beach State with a MBA in June 1979. Kurtis made his career in the Aerospace industry, first with TRW then with Northrop Grumman. He retired as Director of Ethics and Business Conduct from Northrop in August 2008 after 30 years. Kurtis is survived by his loving wife Laura of 29 years; eldest son Justin; wife Nicky and youngest son Brett; two grandchildren Scarlett and Hazel; sister Jan Oakley of Georgia; loving nephews and nieces; and many friends. A private celebration of his life will be held on June 21, 2014.

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  1. Laura and family — our deepest condolences and sympathy. Kurtis was a true gentleman. Our deepest sympathies, Miriam and Pete Varend

  2. Uncle Kurtis, you were more of a dad to me than any other male figure in my life. I will cherish every memory, remember everything you taught me and never forget you. I love you more than you know.

    Michelle (or Peaches as you called me)

  3. Laura and family,
    We send our prayers to you all and wanted to let you know we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Kurtis was a good man, husband, father, friend and so much more. With sympathy and heartfelt wishes, take care.
    Jeff and Linda Wilson

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