Grover James O’Connor Jr. ’42 passed away at age 90 in the early hours of April 1, 2009, at his home in Windsor, Calif., following a short bout with pancreatic cancer. Grover was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, on Nov. 4, 1918, during the closing days of World War I. His parents were Grover James O’Connor Sr. and Garbrielle Cabrera. He was a third generation Californian. Grover Jr. grew up in San Francisco during the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. He attended Most Holy Redeemer Elementary School in San Francisco, then University of Santa Clara in 1942. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, he took a job with Philco Corp. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the World War II he served his country by working on the development of airborne radar, a top secret project at the time. In 1946 he married Camelia Lucy Doménech in Philadelphia and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1948 where for nearly 40 years he worked as an aerospace engineer doing Research and Development for the satellite division of Hughes Aircraft Corp. before retiring in 1989 at age 71. He is survived by his wife Camelia Doménech O’Connor; his children Eileen O’Connor Casanova, Eugene R. O’Connor, Lee A. O’Connor, and Dennis E. O’Connor; his grandchildren Nicole Casanova Best, Rick Casanova, Christopher O’Connor, Catalina O’Connor and Brenda O’Connor; his step-grandson Fernando Ramos; his son-in-law Joaquin Casanova and his daughters-in-law Silvia Sánchez O’Connor and Isabel Bonet O’Connor; as well as his brother Gerald O’Connor and sister Madeleine O’Connor.