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Sgt. Louis W. Loukides NHPD

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Sgt. Louis W. Loukides NHPD Obituary
LOUKIDES, SGT. LOUIS W. NHPD (Ret.) Retired New Haven Police Sergeant, Louis W. Loukides, 88, of 35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, formerly of 122 Shagbark Drive, Derby, passed away Oct. 9, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of the late Irene Angelos Loukides who passed away April 26, 1988. Born in New Haven Feb. 1, 1925, Lou was the son of the late Terry and Despina Loukides. He was a New Haven Police Officer for 35 years, retiring in 1988 as a sergeant. He was a master combat shooter, firearms instructor and served as the department armorer. He was a lifelong member of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church and served on the Parish Council. During World War II, he served in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph in the Pacific War Theater including Okinawa, Iwo Jima and the Philippines. He attended many reunions. He was a past member of American Legion Post No. 175, the New Haven Police Legionnaires, New Haven Elks Lodge No. 25, a 50 year member of Chapter 98, Order of AHEPA, the Loafers Club and was a Staff Sergeant in the Second Company Governor's Foot Guard. Lou's sense of humor, bright blue eyes, positive attitude and love of singing will be remembered by all who knew him. He loved his church, country, family and his golf game. He will be fondly remembered for his dedicated generosity to many organizations including Yale University sports programs. He often dined at The China Pavilion in Orange, becoming close friends with the owners during the 22 years he lived in Derby. He shared the last year of his life with friends and family at Maple Woods of Hamden where he also enjoyed dining, always noticing the beauty at and around his table. Lou's family would like to sincerely thank his nurses, Samantha and Karen, nurse's aid Josie, and especially his caregiver Melody for their gentle, compassionate and loving care during his final months. He is survived by daughters, Katina Venuto and her husband, Admiral Ken Venuto of Annapolis, MD. and Adrienne Thoben and her husband, Ted Thoben of Barkhamsted, CT.; 3 grandchildren, Troy Venuto and his fiancé, Christian Dulin, Tiffany Venuto Carroll and her husband, Capt. R. Taylor Carroll and Bradford Griswold; a sister, Dorothy Giatrelis of Hamden; and many nieces & nephews who will remember his gentle and kind spirit. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Loukides. Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St.,( cor Dwight) New Haven Friday from 4 to 8 pm and are invited to attend funeral services in St, Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange Saturday morning at 9:30 am. Interment, with military honors, in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church or to the .

Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 10, 2013
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