September 20, 1936 ~ September 12, 2005
Manlief, Scott K. (age 68) - Physicist and Parkinson Disease/Stem Cell Research Advocate
Dearly beloved Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather. Scott passed away on September 12, 2005 in Palos Verdes after a brave and courageous fight with cancer.
He is survived by his second wife, Lenore, children Mark, Deborah and Michael, Lenore's children Dawn, Stacie and Dyan, grandchildren Michael, Dorothy, Nicholas, Cameron, Daniel, Oliver, John, Michael, Frank V, sister Frannie and brother Neil. His first wife, Grethel Hall, passed away in 1991.
Scott was born in Indiana in 1936 and attended both Purdue University and University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at Purdue. Scott held a variety of scientific and managerial positions at MIT Lincoln Labs, Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and TRW (now Northrop Grumman) in Redondo Beach. Scott spent a significant portion of his earlier career in the then-new field of lasers and published many scientific papers over the course of his career.
After Scott retired from TRW in 1996, he focused much of his energy on community and philanthropic pursuits. He was an active advocate for the Proposition 71 Stem Cell Research initiative and several Parkinson's Disease organizations. He is a past president of Sea Gate Villas Homes Association and served on the Board for many years.
An avid golfer, Scott could be found on the local courses twice a week and was an active member of the Los Verdes Men's Club. Scott also recently became a member of the Peninsula Breakfast Club.
Scott inspired all whose lives he touched with his love, kindness and integrity. We will miss him every day.
Visitation was held in Redondo Beach on September 16th, 2005. Memorial services and burial will be held in his beloved home state of Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, or the American Cancer Society.
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