July 9, 1928 ~ September 16, 2007
Hewitt, Rodney Lawrence
A 35 year resident of Redondo Beach passed away peacefully, in his home, Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the age of 79.
Rod was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 9, 1928.
He is survived by his son, Erich (Ute); daughter, Stephanie and 4 grandchildren, Raquel and Colette, Jeremy and Michelle. A graduate of O.C.S. in 1952, he completed Officers Electronics School, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey and served in Germany as Technical Liaison Officer to the German Signal Corps., Honorable Discharge in 1953. He was also a graduate of Univ. of Maryland (BS), Univ. of North Dakota and Univ. of Southern Calif. (MS). He worked in the aerospace industry for 38 years doing field engineering, training and technical assistance to support domestic and foreign airborne radar systems.
After retirement, he focused on his passion, Ham Radio (KM6KU) - his voice will be missed over the airwaves.
Many will remember him as the Master of Ceremonies at the annual Alpine Village Oktoberfest, which he hosted for the past 15 years. He was respected, and will be dearly missed.
The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to U.R.A.C. (United Radio Amateur Club) or your favorite Charity.
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