Goodhue "Chuck" Brower, 66, of Ventura died Tuesday.
To Brower, life was about long drives with his family and challenging himself as a software engineer, family members said.
Born in September, 1931, in Union Beach, N.J., Brower spent two years as a U. S. Marine before going into his chosen field.
Brower came to Ventura 20 years ago. He worked at Raytheon Co. in Goleta until his retirement almost five years ago.
Shortly after that, he went to work at Northrop / Grumman in Point Mugu, where he planned to retire at the end of the year.
Brower is survived by his wife, Teruki; a son, Chester, and a daughter, Christine.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.