Rowe, Stephen Alan, a 30 year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008 in Los Angeles. Born in Everett, WA, Stephen was 55 when he died. Having graduated from he University of Washington with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1974, he served on active duty in the Air Force until 1978. On discharge, he pursued an engineering career at Garrett AirResearch (now Honeywell) for the next 29+ years until his death. An avid aviation and classic car enthusiast, he attended many air shows and classic car shows - and also being an amateur photographer, documented them. He also earned a Masters Degree in Engineering at UCLA in 1982. Throughout the years he was also a member of professional organizations SAE and AIAA. He is survived by Domestic Partner, Larry Merkl of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Sister, Laureen Hortin of Half Moon Bay, CA, and Brother, Douglas Rowe of Everett, WA. Preceded in death by: Mother, Juneth Rowe and Father, Lawrence Rowe. A gathering of family & friends will be held Monday 4:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary. The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 6:00 P.M. Inurnment will be private. Flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of his favorite non-profits: KUSC (Classical music station), PBS station KCET, Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino CA or City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA.

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  1. Larry, I rarely read the newspaper,but happy I did today. I’m sorry to hear about Steve and know you will miss him deeply. I knew from your Christmas card that you’d given him a kidney, but I guess we all expect one to be healed. My love and prayers will be with you in this time of sorrow. Ouida

  2. I worked with Steve for several years at Honeywell. He was a mentor to me early in my engineering career and taught me alot about practical engineering and how to navigate in the corporate world. I will certainly miss him and wish all of you the best going forward. Craig

  3. I am very sorry about your loss. Steve is always available when I have questions about dynamic modeling at work. He always relates my questions to mathmatics – I guess he is born of both mathematician and engineer. Steve, you are missed!!!

  4. Larry I was sorry to see all the suffering that Steve went through in the last few years, and was also glad to see that his sister did try to help at the end, after some estrangement. My prayers are with you and hope that you enjoy your early retirement. Uncle Art

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