PELIKAN, Aloysius (Lou), 94, of Parma, OH passed away peacefully on Saturday June 8, 2013. Beloved husband for 69 years of Irene (nee Vadas, deceased). Son of the late Alois and Katherine (nee Hoffman) of Duquesne, PA. Loving father of James (Rebecca Brady), Thomas (Marilyn) and John (Mary). Dear grandfather of Carlotta Pelikan (Hector Cabrera), Christine Pelikan- Wehling (Greg), Sara Pelikan, Mathew LoParo, Robert LoParo (Michael Pack), Mathew Pelikan (Holly), Cynthia Pelikan (Sean Clemmons), Dorothy Mallona (Martin) and Jacenta Pelikan. Great grandfather of 13; Sofia, Alex, Isabel, Ava, Liam, Audrey, Michael, Serena, Prascu, Rafael, Tessa, Xavier, and Natalie. Youngest of 8 siblings and beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Known as Pop Pop to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Lou had a caring and gentle heart. Lou retired from Nationwide Insurance, was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of the Archbishop Hoban Assembly Knights of Columbus, and was active at St. Charles Borromeo. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff of Mount Alverna Village who cared for Lou over the past seven years, especially the most recent two years in the Memory Unit.
Funeral Mass Friday, June 14 at 10:30am at St. Charles Borromeo, 5891 Ridge Rd. Parma. The family will receive friends at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow) Thursday 4-8. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Alverna Village 6765 State Rd. Parma, Oh 44134. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.
Messages of Condolence
Robert Ingersoll, who I much admire, once wrote, “In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” I’m sure a man who has been as full of like as Lou and who has so many people whose lives he touched will be on wing for a very long time.
With special condolences to our dear friends Jim Pelikan and Rebecca Brady who have given of themselves so often and to so many. Lou was a long recipient of that love.
Our family conveys our sympathies and condolences to Lou, his immediate, & extended families during this time. We are sorry we cannot be with you, but know that our thoughts and love are with all in attendance and all who knew and loved Lou. Lou had waited for so long, and is now at peace. We hope for peace, blessings, and joy when remembering the amazing memories and laughter that Lou brought to our lives.
All of our love,
Long Beach, CA
To Lou’s family, but especially to Jim and Becky, my friends, I share my heartfelt condolences. Please know that you have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Peace and all good