Louis Dominick DeLuna left this life for eternal life Friday, December 20, 2013, after several years of diminishing health. Lou lived a full, energetic life, with concern for all, but especially those he loved, and there are many. Lou, a Combat Medic in WWII
with 8th Armored Tank Division, shared many stories of time served in Holland, England, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia. He attended reunions, enjoying old and dear 'comrades.' The GI bill allowed him to graduate KU, where he was team captain and played first base when they won the Big 7 Baseball Title in 1949. His love of athletics led him to Handball at the Downtown YMCA, OP Athletic Club and Sylvester Powell in Mission. He quickly made friends with young and old and encouraged all. He was mentor to many and friend to all. He was an independent commercial realtor and enjoyed business friends. He was born to Italian immigrants, Frank DeLuna and Carmela Misciascia DeLuna. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jenny Hansen DeLuna, son, Frank S. DeLuna and wife Robin Mancuso DeLuna and children Louie, Sam and Dean of Doylestown, Pa.; daughter, Laura D. Nastasi and husband Joseph A. Nastasi, their children Anthony, Louie, Frank and Anna Nastasi of Lee's Summit; daughter, Amalia D. Huhmann and husband Martin J. Huhmann, their children Robert Louis and Adaline, of Smithville; his sister, Molly DeLuna Scavuzzo, her daughter Sandra (and Jim) Harvey, their sons, Jimmy and Charlie. Molly's son, John (and Pam) Scavuzzo, their five children and their families. Many, many cousins, relatives, and friends, all of whom have been important in Lou's life. The family expresses deepest appreciation and wishes to thank all caregivers and doctors at VA, KU Med, St. Luke's East, Research Med, Lee's Summit Med, and OP Regional. The office and medical staff at John Knox Village PT more than kindly cared for Lou and he knew them by name. We especially want to thank Lou's many friends who have offered up prayers and calls and visits, encouraging and easing him into a brighter hereafter. On Saturday, Dec. 28, a Celebration of Louis DeLuna's life and memorial service will be at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lee's Summit. Visitation at 5 p.m., prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continues at Garozzo's Ristorante, 1547 NE Rice Rd., Lee's Summit, immediately after prayer service. All friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to Attn.: Tommy Burnett, Missouri State Handball, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65804 or at TommyBurnett@missouristate.edu. or to HonorFlightKC.org
(Lou was fortunate to take to DC and see WWII Memorial, for free because of others donations) or Veterans Administration hospital, or any veteran organization, i.e. Wounded Warrior Program, DAV, etc. Any donations will be a lasting tribute and will not fade or wilt. Arr.: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063 (816) 524-3700.