Luis Lim Oh
Jan 30, 1927 – Feb 8, 2015
Luis Lim Oh (1927-2015)
Born January 30, 1927 in Fuchien Province, China, Luis passed peacefully at his retirement home after a long illness surrounded by his family, on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the age of 88. An accomplished Boeing senior principal electrical engineer of 39 years before his retirement in the early 1990’s he was involved in the design and testing of various civilian and military airborne radar systems including AWACS and MILSTAR, a pioneer in aircraft lightning strike research, an inventor with seven patents, author of numerous research papers in IEEE that are still cited today and much more. Being the perennial engineer, tinkerer and troubleshooter, he enjoyed the challenges of fixing the un-fixable whether it be multi-million dollar radomes, avionics or one of his grandchildren's broken toys.
His greatest legacy however is not in engineering, but in the love he showered on his family, grandchildren, extended family and friends. First and foremost he was a loving husband to his wife, a terrific father to his children, a doting grandpa to his grandkids and a friend you could count on. He modeled loving- kindness, compassion, faithfulness, integrity, patience and a great sense of humor.
Luis is survived by his wife of 56 years, Teresa Oh, his three children, Alexander Oh (Margaret), Cynthia Lohman (Kevin), Diane Yee (Victor) and his grandchildren Jared and Meghan Oh, Cara and Trevor Lohman, Nicholas and Samantha Yee. He was preceded in death by his brother Steve, his son Ben, his mother Luisa Lim Oh and his father Tiong King Oh.
His family gratefully acknowledges Luis’s caregivers for their kindness, compassion and outstanding service in his last years.
A Celebration of Life for Luis is scheduled for Friday, February 13, 2015, at St. Edward’s Church at 10:00 am (4205 S. Orcas St., Seattle) followed by a reception at Jumbo Family Restaurant (4208 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle).
Donations in Luis’s memory may be made to King County Fire Protection District #20, 12424 76th ave. South, Seattle, WA 98178.
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