You left this world a better place…
For your great memory will live in the hearts of many.
You took care of me…
…and loved me like I was family
You were like a grandpa to me.
I thank God for you every day.
Everyone keeps saying you're gone,
…But in my heart you stay
For God said it's time…
…and took you away.
But He left me all the memories…
…I hold dear today
When I stay up at night and cry…
…I hear your voice saying don't.
But instead reminisce in the life I have led…
….And all the fun times we have had.
One day God will say it's time to go.
Then on that day I will see you once again.
And we will play board games and collect stamps…
….like we did when I was a kid
Lou, I love you.
And you will be missed.
Every day and every minute
That I live.
Lou was more of a man than anyone I've ever met. He worked hard to change his future from a coal mining life to a military career. He took responsibility and fought for his country in Korea and then Vietnam. He married his high school sweetheart Rita. He became a father of four children. All of them were treated the same. He was a kind, humble, strong, brave, witty, intelligent, helpful, and wonderful friend, husband, father and grandfather. He helped anyone he could and asked for nothing in return. He lived life to the fullest. Lou Levanduski taught me to try my best in everything I do and to treat people with respect no matter who they are. RIP Lou. I'll keep working on our stamp collection. Thank you for everything. Love, Madelyn
From one former Airman to Another -
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr
Mark and I were fortunate to have met Lou as a result of the marriage of his grandson Vincent to our daughter Katie. We felt an immediate bond and connection to his genuine spirit and sense of family. Having come from military backgrounds we also appreciate his service to our country. We will miss him. Evelyn and Mark Rochlin (Davidsonville, MD)
Dad was the kindest, loving and caring man we were so fortunate to have as our father. He and mom were always there for you, willing to drop anything, go any distance to help anyone. He was so knowledgeable about everything. I knew I could always turn to him for advice. I would go to him so unsure of myself and walk away so confident. He took such pride in his military and phone company careers. He loved sharing his war stories - I never realized how much I would miss not ever hearing them again. He had such a love for fishing, cooking, woodworking, stamp collecting and mentoring. He enjoyed sharing his hobbies with his family and friends. Dad lived and enjoyed such a full life. I know everyone he touched has that little personal memory of him they will keep and think of when they remember him. I miss you so much dad. Love Gee