LACOGNATA, Louis James Sr. passed away Tuesday March 18, 2014, peacefully in his sleep at his home. He was born and raised in Cleveland, OH and at the age 18, joined the Army, where he served as a medic. He was also a member of the Teamsters local 487. Louis married Shirley Lawson in 1953, and they raised 4 children Louis Jr., Wayne, Tina and Cheryl. He was preceded in death by his wife and oldest son Louis Jr. Louis moved to Florida in 1975 and was married to Diane J. Murphy in 1986 which added 3 sons to his family, Christopher, Brien and John Murphy. Over the years they enjoyed 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grand children; and 1 great-great grandchild. A celebration of Louis' life will be held Sunday March 23, at the Village Green MHP Clubhouse at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Jude's Children's hospital.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 22, 2014