Clinton Lew

May 29, 1930 – January 29, 2016 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA-Clinton Lew, 85, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Earlwood Care Center following a stroke. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Hawn (Young) Lew; sons, Jeffrey (Allison) and Eric Lew; daughters, Gale Lew and Jodie (Ian) Gray; grandchildren, Ethan and Alyssa Lew and Willie Gray. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he was the youngest son of Quon Sheik and Lai Shee Lew. After graduating from Caltech he went on to work for Hughes Aircraft Company where he became Chief Scientist of Hughes Space and Communications Company. He retired in 1993 after 41 years of service. He spent his later years dabbling with electronics, spending time with his grandchildren and doing daily sudoko and crossword puzzles to keep his mind active. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 13 at 11am at South Bay Community Church, 2549 W. 190th St., Torrance, with Rev. Albert Hung from Trinity Church of Nazarene officiating. (213)626-0441


Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 7, 2016

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About Jack Fisher

Jack was a systems engineer at Hughes from 1961 to 1992. He contributed to various programs including Surveyor, Pioneer Venus, Galileo, Intelsat VI and innumerable proposals. He was the manager of of the Spacecraft Systems Engineering Lab until his retirement. Upon retirement Jack taught systems engineering at a number of national and international venues.