J. E. (Steve) Sandor
April 27, 1928 – October 28, 2020
Steve Sandor passed away peacefully in Los Angeles, CA on October 28, 2020 at the age of 92. He was married to his loving wife Ofelia (d. 2018) for nearly 60 years and is survived by his daughters Alexandra and Stephanie and their children Steven, Catherine, Michael, Matthew, Rachel and Sophie. Steve was born in Europe to Hungarian parents in what is now part of Romania. His family left Europe before World War II and took him to live in Argentina, where he grew up to enjoy many adventures in the wilds of South America. Steve became a scientist who led a varied and adventurous life, speaking many languages and living on several continents. He was a contributor to the birth of the semiconductor industry, crisscrossing the United States to take jobs in early tech and aerospace companies. He settled down in Southern California and worked for TRW in Redondo Beach for many years until retiring in 1989. Steve was a great lover of history and classical music who, when his daughters were children,
spent many hours teaching them everything from biblical lessons to math and science. He loved to teach and to share stories with everyone about the many places he had been and people he had met. We will dearly miss Steve’s strong presence, his stories, his opinions, and his love. May God bless you Daddy and keep you forever in His loving arms.
Funeral services will be held at Douglass Mortuary in El Segundo on Saturday, November 7 at 10:30am followed by
internment at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.