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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.