An accomplished accordion player, salami and deli salesman and avid boater, Lou, embraced by his family and friends, died peacefully on April 13, 2009, at age 87. A WW II Navy veteran, navigational instructor for the Coast Guard, he created a family that adored him. He was beloved husband to Mary for 18 years and Helen for 40 years; father to Don (Ginny) and Marilou (Merl) and grandfather to three. He leaves behind also his special late-in-life love, Angela and her children. A memorial mass was celebrated in his honor on April 29th, 2009 at Holy Family Church, 209 E. Lomita Ave., Glendale. Contributions in Lou's memory may be made to World Vision. Lou (Papa) will be missed! You may find his picture in the dictionary under the word: GOODNESS!! Published in the Los Angeles Times from April 23 to April 24, 2009.
Father of actress Lani O'Grady of "Eight is Enough" and Don Grady of "My Three Sons".