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Louis de Moll, of Rose Valley, a Philadelphia area architect and artist, died on October 15, 2013 at White Horse Village in Gradyville, PA, surrounded by family.
He is survived by his five children: Lane, Cathy, Kip, Lauren and Meg, his sons-in-law and his thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of whom knew and loved him as their dearest "Grumps."
A World War II veteran, Lou served with the combat engineer battalion of the First Infantry Division.
As an architect and partner of Philadelphia's Ballinger Company, he designed hundreds of buildings in the area and around the world, including hospitals, corporate offices, research facilities and instructional buildings for various universities, winning numerous design awards throughout his career. He retired from the Ballinger Company in 1986 as Chief Executive Officer.
Lou is the only American to be elected president of the international society of architects, the UIA, headquartered in Paris. He also served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was president and a Fellow of the national American Institute of Architects. He was a member of the Carpenters Company in Philadelphia, a member of the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the board of the Delaware County Citizen's Council, a member of the Philadelphia Bicentennial Site Task Force and the Philadelphia Convention Center Site Selection Committee.
A painter and sculptor all his life, Lou's art focused primarily on the Philadelphia area and the Maine coastline which he loved.
A memorial service will be held on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the School in Rose Valley, School Lane, Rose Valley, PA. For information: http://donohuefuneralhome.tributes.com/obituary/read/Louis-de-Moll-96544298

Published in Daily Times on Oct. 20, 2013
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