He came to us from Montclair (N.J.) High School, where he was vice president of the student council and assistant editor of the school literary magazine, and played varsity basketball. At Princeton Lou was a member of Tower Club, acted in Theatre Intime, and made contributions to the Nassau Lit.
Following graduation he went on to earn a master’s in arts degree in teaching from Harvard and a master’s in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Following his studies he began a long career as a high school teacher and later taught in the junior college system. In addition, he was a prolific writer of poetry, essays, and short stories. His poetry was published in a book, Uncommon Poems for the Common Reader. His works can also be found on the website a-poem-a-day.org.
Married during his early years in California, he had two sons with his first wife. He then married a second time to Vivienne Feuerstein. Although they divorced after several years, they remained close until his death.
Lou is survived by his two sons, Marco and Nico, and their families in Hamburg, Germany. The class extends its condolences to them.