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Louis Joseph Ullian Merritt Island Louis Joseph Ullian, 78, of Merritt Island, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 16, 2010 with his wife of 55 years, daugh ter and son, by his side. Lou was born in Worcester, MA on March 5, 1932. He married Helen Reinhart Place on June 24, 1954 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In addition to his wife, Mr. Ullian is survived by his daughter, Linda Ullian Schmid, son-in-law, Robert Culver Schmid; grandchil dren, Robert Alexander Schmid, and Emmalee McCallon Schmid of Knoxville, TN; son Mike Ullian, daughter-in-law, Christine Ullian; and grand children, Jake, Zack, and Matt Ullian of Indialantic, FL; by brother, Arthur Ullian, sister-in-law, Louise Ullian of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and brother, Charles Ullian and sister-in-law, Sveta Ullian of Umatilla, FL. He graduated from Ft. Lauderdale High School in 1950, graduated from Purdue University in 1955, where he played football and received a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy, Naval Weapons Station from 1956-1959 as a hardhat underwater ordi nance diver. For 40 years he worked with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and NASA ending as Deputy Director of Safety. Lou loved being with his family, grandchildren, dogs, treasure hunting, model railroading, church, and at tended his grandchildrens sporting events. The memorial - celebra tion of life service will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic, FL with a recep tion immediately following in the Worship Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memo rial donations to be made in memory of Louis J. Ullian, either at the National Parkinsons Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Riverside Dr., Indialantic, FL 32903, or the Humane Society of South Brevard, 2600 Otter Creek Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940.

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Published in FloridaToday from May 19 to May 20, 2010.
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May 24, 2010
Dear Helen, Mike, Linda and family, Though Lou is gone he is not forgotten. He lives in our memories here at the McLarty Treasure Museum. We cherish his contribution to the course of history, not only as a Treasure Salvor but also as a friend and mentor. Lou’s many stories are not forgotten and I share them with our many visitors, especially with the children. Lou was a good husband, father and friend…we will miss him. We know he will see God’s smiling face when he has “crossed the bar”.
Kurt & Barbara Evers
May 21, 2010
Dear Linda and family - Please know that I am holding you all close to my heart. I wish that I could attend Lou's service tomorrow to hear about his life and accomplishments. My sincere condolences, Laurie Rush
May 21, 2010
Mike, condolensces and prayers to you and your family from the Philbin family. Never had the opportunity to meet your Dad , but based on how you coached basketball and Tanner, he certainly passed on some great traits to you.
John Philbin
May 21, 2010
Please accept my condolences. Lou was a great friend and mentor. I remember with fondness the many lunches that I enjoyed with Lou and Helen each January when I attended the FUN Show. Lou was a man of integrity and great character. I was honored to have met him and been able to call him my friend. In treasure terms he was truly a "cache of a lifetime". Ben Costello, Venetia, Pennsylvania
May 20, 2010
I was so sorry to read of Lou's passing. Although I hadn't seen or talked with Lou for decades, just yesterday I was thinking about him and mentioned him to another friend. He was a fine man and will be remembered for that even more than the treasures he found.
E. Lee Spence
May 20, 2010
Mike, My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Laurie Surprise
May 19, 2010
My friend indeed! Sunken Treasure, the catylist. Lou, a man who has welcomed me with open arms the first time we met many years ago and shared his tremendous wealth of knowledge with me over the years. A walking encyclopedia! What an honor and a privelage to have known such a fine caring man. The treasure community has lost a "master". I will miss but never ever forget, the many things that we've shared over the years. ESPECIALLY getting "shot at" in the restuarant with a paper straw wrapper by Lou. Yes, Lou IS, my friend indeed!
Frank Noga
May 19, 2010
My condolences for the passing of a giant in the Range safety community. We will always remember your legacy and the foundation you developed for us in Range Safety, Safety Operations and System Safety. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
Francis McDougall
May 19, 2010
A dear friend, a mentor, a man who taught me so much about Spanish Colonial numismatics, and above all, the man who introduced me to my wife of 40 years. Both Nancy and I will miss him enormously and will never forget him for his knowledge, kindness, and compassion.
John & Nancy de Bry
May 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Diane Ingram
May 19, 2010
I was thinking and talking about Lou on Sunday evening at the Delta 50th anneversy. If it were not for Lou's knowlege of explosives and his passion for safety, I believe we may not be launching anything from the Cape or KSC.
Lou was a true gentleman and an outstanding teacher. The US Space program has lost a giant.
Harold Donald
May 19, 2010
I am very sad to hear that another one of the original treasure salvors has crossed the bar. My sincere condolences.
Suzanne(Susea) Huntley
May 19, 2010
Lou was a treasured friend... we will miss him greatly.
Daniel Sedwick
May 19, 2010
Margaret A Weller

The physical Lou may have left you, but the Spiritual Lou will never leave you. My deepest sympathy
May 19, 2010
Lou Ullian will long be remembered by us as a gentleman. As a numismatist, scuba diver, and treasure salvager, Lou was part of the "greatest generation" and always a gentleman in all respects. Goodbye...to a treasured colleague.
Ernie Richards
May 19, 2010
I am so sorry to here of Mr Ullian's passing. I pray for comfort to his wife Helen and his family.
Only, recently in the past Few months did I ever have the opportunity to speak with "lou" and his wife Helen on the phone. At auction I had purchased a 42" inch money chain from the 1715 fleet,it came with a cert from Real eight signed by Kip wagner. I wanted more info, so I was able to get lou's phone number and leave him a message. I was shocked when he was kind enough to take the time to call me back. He enjoyed telling me that he very clearly remember my chain being found on the Cabin wreck under a cannon in 1964. He went on with other details such as to verify Kips handwriting on my cert. It was like being there in the early days of Real Eight! I asked if I could send him all the info he provided me ,and would he sign it . Sure enough, It was returned to me signed by MR Lou Ullian. His wife said come and visit us if you are ever down this way! Lou's signed letter will remain with my fleet chain forever. And again although I just met Mr Ullian and his wife recently, I was so impressed by there warm and kindness. I will miss him. David Vapnitsky.
David Vapnitsky
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