Aug. 25, 1936 – June 15, 2015
Paul Tony Baca passed away Monday, June 15 in La Crescenta at the age of 78. He was born Aug. 25,1936 in Brighton, Colorado. He was a resident of Southern California for the past 50 years.
Paul was an employee at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 30 years where he worked on numerous high profile projects. Some of his favorite projects were the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars rovers, Galileo, Astros Target Tracker for the space shuttle and NASA/Scatterometer.
He had many hobbies and interests but loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Margaret; five children (JoDee Fisher, Wendy Crist, Paula Nishitani, Tina Lovato and Paul Baca II); 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.crippenmortuary.com.