Louis John Vallas

Louis John Vallas

March 10, 1939 - February 09, 2016

Louis John Vallas

March 10, 1939 - February 09, 2016


Louis John Vallas, of Coto de Caza, Ca, passed away February 09, 2016.

Lou was born in Topeka, Kansas on March 10, 1939 to Maria and John Vallas. He attended Topeka High School and went on to earn an Engineering degree from Kansas State University. After graduation, Lou worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. He worked in Aeronautics and contributed to the first Viking Orbiter. After leaving JPL, Lou went to Conversion Equipment Corporation where he worked for 37 years as Co-owner before retiring in 1997. Lou loved to surround himself with family (especially his beloved dog, Molly), play golf, and watch USC football.

Louis is survived by his wife Deanna; son John and daughter Kristina; grandchildren Ben, Anna and Louis Whitney; sisters Frances Calys, Georgia Gruising and brother Jim Vallas.

Lou was one of the kindest, smartest and most humble of men. His quick wit and intelligence will be greatly missed. To respect Lou’s wishes there will not be a service. We will have a celebration of life to honor Lou’s time with us at a later date to be determined. It was a privilege and a joy to have loved Lou. We wish him only peace and comfort now that he is with the Lord.

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2 responses to Louis John Vallas

  1. Michelle G says:

    Deepest condolences to John & family. I know Lou was an amazing, kind, family man and he will be missed every day. I pray you find comfort in your loving memories of quality time spent with him, and those memories help fill the void his passing now leaves in your lives. In your sorrow, find peace in your gratitude for all the blessings he brought to your life.

    May your faith give you strenght and comfort at this time of need.

    My sincere sympathies,
    Michelle Gamet

  2. I have many memories of Big Lou. But my favorite is his sweater, new balance shoes and hat…I’m sure he’s wearing that and hid Coto hat (or maybe he took is Lake Oswego hat) in heaven. I miss that guy, he was a good a man.

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