Louis R. Tarsitano
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The Reverend Doctor Louis R. Tarsitano, 53, died Saturday, January 15, 2005 in his residence under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Chicago, IL native was the rector of St. Andrew's Independent Episcopal Church, served as a professor at South University and was an author of numerous books and articles. His father, John P. Tarsitano, preceded him in death. He is survived by wife, Sally (nee Francis) Tarsitano; sons, PFC John C. Tarsitano and SA Richard R. Tarsitano; daughter, Mary Margaret Tarsitano; mother, Jacqueline Tarsitano; brother, James Tarsitano and his wife, Donna; sisters, Rosemary Silverberg and Vera Wisniewski and her husband, Michael. Visitation: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2005 in St. Andrew's Independent Episcopal Church, 608 Hampton Street, Savannah, GA 31405. Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2005 in St. Andrew's Independent Episcopal Church with Father Christopher Pierce officiating. A receptio n will be held immediately following the service. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Savannah Morning News, January 16, 2005 Please sign our Obituary Guestbook at www.savannahnow.com

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Published in Savannah Morning News on Jan. 16, 2005.
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February 14, 2005
After learning of Fr. Tarsitano's death, I obtained a copy of his publication "The Saint Mark's Brief: An Applied Study in Christian Liberty." His defense of church doctrine as expressed in the 1928 Prayer Book was exemplary. Perhaps few know the story of St. Mark's in Denver, but his role in the defense of his parish was heroic. My condolences.
Virginia Tschanz
February 10, 2005
I feel lost since my favorite teacher has gone away. It was such a honor to have Dr. Tarsitano as a teacher. Please, my deepest condolence to the family.
Lan Pham
February 4, 2005
Sally and Family,
Pat told me of Lou's death. I am saddened at your loss. It is hard to be left behind. I know that he and Dad are terrorozing and raising the eyebrows of God and the Angels with
their wonderfully horrible jokes.
Lou was a gracious, wonderful and comforting man who helped me with myown grief years ago. He is in the company of God and the angels. Sally, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Peace be with you,
Bette "Gray" Avila
Bette Avila
February 1, 2005
Sally and Family,
I was stunned to learn of Lou's death this afternoon; and of his apparent long illness this past year!

I know that he and Dad must be having a wonderful reunion. Can't you just hear the angels laughing at their "horrible" jokes?

He will truly be missed by all who knew him. He has certainly been a kind, supportive friend to me over these 25+ years.

Blessings to you and the children and his mom.
Patricia Turpin
January 31, 2005
I knew Lou well at Quigley North seminary and had a chance to speak to him by phone a week or so before his death. Although breathing was clearly an effort for him, he was cracking jokes and spoke cheerfully - there's no other word for it - about what he knew was coming. Same old Lou. I know I speak for all his old classmates from QPSN Class of '69 when I say he was a great guy who will be much missed.
Ed Zotti
January 27, 2005
Lou was a great person. May God bless him and his family!
Walter Harper
January 19, 2005
I will greatly miss this holy priest of God. May he rest in Peace and Rise in Glory!
Bishop K.L. Ackerman
January 19, 2005
We were so saddened to hear of Mr. Tarsitano's passing. We did not know until recently that he had been ill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort and bless.
With our deepest sympathy,
Stan, Melissa, Sonny and Sarah Bond
January 19, 2005
To the Tarsitano Family,
I would like to say that it was a true honor to know Dr. Tarsitano. He was my Comp III Professor at South University. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God Bless each and every one of you. I know he did by allowing me to meet Dr. Tarsitano.

Christopher Brown
January 18, 2005
To the family of Dr. Tarsitano,
My thoughts and prays go out to you during your time of grief. Dr. Tarsitano was my Comp. II teacher at SouthUniversity. He is such a wonderful teacher and I am glad that I had the chance to know him.
Dawn (SouthUniversity, Savannah, GA)
January 18, 2005
The parishioners of Saint Athanasius Anglican Church of Waxahachie Texas rejoice in the ministry of Fr. Tarsitano. The fruits of his labors continue to bless us in our Christian formation and cathecism classes. We all pray God's richest consolations to his family and parish.
The Rev. William E. Mouser
January 18, 2005
He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. John 5:35

His light shone far beyond that room in which it was placed.
Rev. R. Brad Blissett
January 18, 2005
Sally and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Lou's death. He was a wonderful mentor for me at South University. He had a world of knowledge about literature and life, and I shall always treasure our friendship and miss him terribly.

Donna Youngblood
Donna Youngblood
January 17, 2005
I am stunned by Lou's passing, but know he is in the Lord's care. He leaves behind an immeasurable contribution to orthodox Anglican discourse, one that will doubtless continue to speak to us. May God ever hold him in His eternal Light and Love.

Auburn Traycik
Auburn Traycik
January 17, 2005
Father Lou was, and always will be, a very special person. He was a dear friend to all the friends of Jesus. Called Home too soon by human standards, he earned his rest by his tireless devotion to Our Savior. He is greatly missed.
Theresa Curran
January 17, 2005
Sally and family:
The Lord has gained what we have lost. He will forever be in our hearts. He greatly influenced our lives. Jake + and Celia
Jake and Celia Wenger
January 17, 2005
O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered; accept our prayers on behalf of the soul of thy servant departed, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Fr. Lou was a true laborer in the vineyard. Please accept my expression of condolences, as insufficient as they may be, in this time of human grief.
Frank Warren
January 17, 2005
The clergy and the congregation of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Huntingdon Valley PA are grateful for the life, faith and ministry of our brother in Christ, (The Rev.) Louis Tarsitano. To God be the glory! (The Rev.) Kenneth Cook
Kenneth Cook
January 17, 2005
I thank God for Dr. Tarsitano. He served the Lord faithfully; he encouraged us Anglicans mightily.

May you, his family, know the peace that comes from knowing where he is and that he is praying for you. There is a huge hole left in your hearts. It will heal slowly, but you will never forget him.

Remember that we will be praying for you in your grief work for at least a year. God bless you and keep you.
M. G. Moody
January 16, 2005
Fr Lou was a very dear friend and mentor. He will be greatly missed. He touched many lives and through his works he inspired many. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord. And may light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.
Our love and prayers always.
Fr Theodore and Susan
St Vincent Orthodox Church
Omaha NE
The Revd Fr & Mrs Theodore Eklund
January 16, 2005
Sally and family

We send our deepest sympathy to you all. We will miss Lou very much. We're glad he came into our lives to give guidance when needed it. May God be with you all in your hour of sorrow. All our love

Jeri and Carl Waldron and Boys
Jeri and Carl Waldron
January 16, 2005
I have admired Fr. Tarsitano witness to our Anglican Faith. He will truly be missed. May our Lord comfort His family at this time.
The Rev. V. Creighton Evans, Jr.
January 16, 2005
All in the Anglican community are grateful for Doctor Tarsitano's contribution to the faith. Truly a wonderful life in christ.
William McBrayer Wood
January 16, 2005
St. John xiv. 1.

JESUS said, Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Rest Eternal Grant Unto him O Lord,
and may Light Perpetual shine upon him.
Rev. Kenneth Strawhand
January 16, 2005
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Lou face to face in this world, his wonderful writing helped me in innumerable ways and gave me a sense of the breadth of depth of this man's profound faith.

Dr. Tarsitano will be dearly missed by all who knew him in any capacity, and by all who love the Angican Way. He was a treasure.

The Rev. Dr. R. William Dickson
Associate Rector
St. John the Divine, Houston
R. William Dickson
January 16, 2005
May God's grace sustain you at this time. A faithful servant of God now no longer sees his Lord darkly, but face to face!
The Rev. Charles A. Collins, Jr., S.B.R.
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