Lou passed away Aug. 5, 2020. He graduated from Hackensack (N.J.) High School and immediately joined the Marine Corps. His unit was called to Korea, where he served until he was wounded in action. After months of rehab, he was accepted at Princeton, was a member of Dial Lodge, and proudly graduated with a degree in civil engineering. He later earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University.

Lou loved many things in life. Included were opera (especially Italian), civic and professional groups, and football. He held offices in many organizations, including the Princeton Alumni Association. He loved his profession and designed streets, highways, and developments throughout Arizona.

Lou is survived by his wife of 63 years, Linda; daughter Beth; son Louis and his wife, Melissa; and six grandchildren and their families. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Marie.

Lou was actively engaged in mentoring his grandchildren, and nothing gave him greater delight than to celebrate their successes and achievements at monthly family gatherings. He also shared his love of opera, taking each of his children and grandchildren to experience the Arizona Opera numerous times over the years. Surely, the angels in heaven greeted him with La Boheme’s “Quando m’en vo.”

Undergraduate Class of 1956