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Louis Lopez Jr.

August 12, 1931 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Louis Lopez Jr. Obituary

Louis "Louie" Lopez Jr., a beloved father, grandfather, and decorated veteran, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2023, in Fairfield, CA. Born on August 12, 1931, in Calgary, Pennsylvania, Louie lived a life marked by service, generosity, and a unique sense of humor that endeared him to all who knew him.

Louie's dedication to his country was evident from a young age when he joined the Air Corps. His service continued in the newly formed United States Air Force, where he served with distinction during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His commitment to peace was most notably demonstrated during his service at the Peace Talks in Paris during the Vietnam War. Entrusted with some of the highest security clearances, Louie served as a courier, transporting top-secret documents and contributing significantly to national security.

After retiring from the Air Force, Louie continued his career in public service, working for the General Services Administration (GSA) as a Captain of Federal Protective Services. In this role, he provided protection to federal buildings and staff, often including Federal Judges. His dedication to his work was matched only by his commitment to his family, who always felt safe under his watchful eye.

Louie is survived by his loving daughters, Heather Branstetter and her husband David, and Tiffany Blumenstein and her husband Glenn. He was a proud grandfather to Sarah, Alexander, Timothy, Rebekah, Levi, Elijah, and Aliyah. His family will remember him as a generous, kind, and funny man who lived his life with integrity and passion.
Beyond his work and family, Louie had a passion for collecting. From stamps and coins to unique items related to each state's quarter issued by the U.S. Mint, his collection was a testament to his love for history and culture. He had a particular fondness for items commemorating significant moments in American history, including a collection of memorabilia celebrating the election of America's first black President.

In addition to his love for collecting, Louie was a champion bodybuilder and weightlifter during his time in the Air Force. His passion for fitness didn't end with his service; he later became a trainer for female weightlifters and bodybuilders, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with a new generation of athletes.

Louie's life was characterized by his generosity, kindness, and humor. He was a man who served his country with honor, loved his family with all his heart, and lived his life with a sense of joy and curiosity. His legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew him, and his memory will continue to inspire those who follow in his footsteps.

In remembering Louie, we celebrate a life well-lived. His story is one of service, dedication, and love. He will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on in the lives of his family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

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Memorial Service
Sunday
July 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06117

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