MEALS ON WHEELS LA MIRADA
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Providing hot, nutritious meals since 1975

Meals On Wheels La Mirada
Providing hot, nutritious meals since 1975

   Providing Hot, Nutritious Meals to the Elderly and Disabled Since 1975

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FAREWELL LOU PILTZ

Posted by Meals On Wheels-La Mirada on April 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM

 

FAREWELL TO OUR WONDERFUL FRIEND LOU PILTZ

 

 

It is with great sadness that we tell you that our beloved Board Member and friend Lou Piltz passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013! Lou was such an amazing person, it would be impossible to list everything that Lou has done to serve our community over the years but we will try to include some of the highlights here. Lou was born in 1921 in Chicago, Illinois and married his high school sweetheart Sylvia in 1941. In 1943 Lou enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was stationed in many locations, including Panama. Lou and Sylvia raised two wonderful children, Fred and Jan, and worked as a store Manager at Hiram’s Market which later became Luckys. After Lou retired from the grocery business, he went back to school at the age of 73 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling. Lou was associated with many fine organizations such as the Kiwanis Club of La Mirada, Senior Net, The Alzheimer’s Assocation, The Senior Mentoring Program, read to the children in the Tiny Tot’s Program, performed magic at numerous City events, served on the Planning Commission and on the City Council, where he served as Mayor, and was a very active member in Temple Beth Ohr. Lou joined the Meals On Wheels Board in 1995, where he served as President and Treasurer many times. Lou always brought a lot of fun and enthusiasm to everything he did. He had a warm and outgoing personality as well as a wonderful sense of humor, and always seemed to have a twinkle in his eye! Lou is survived by his wife Sylvia, two children and five grandchildren! Lou was well loved by everyone who was lucky enough to know him! Lou had a strong commitment to helping others and Meals On Wheels La Mirada will never be able to express adequately how grateful we are to have had him with us in the “Meals On Wheels Family”. How truly blessed we were to have known Lou Piltz! There will never be another one like him!

 

 

 

 

 

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Reply Jan (Piltz) Keith
12:35 AM on September 16, 2017 
I am just now reading, for the first time, this beautiful tribute to my dad---4 1/2 years late. To say that my brother and I were blessed to have the best dad ever, is a huge understatement.
Dad's sense of fairness, honesty, justice, humility and compassion were extraordinary. But, his love of family came first.
He dearly loved kids. EVERY kid! Didn't matter how young or how old, what part of the world you came from, what religion or no religion you followed, whether you were privileged or poor, black, brown, red, yellow, white, purple with pink polka dots! If you were a kid in need of help, counsel, or a laugh---Dad was there to provide it! Especially, the laughs!
It's been 4.5 years since Dad passed and I can say that I truly miss him more than ever now that our sons have married wonderful women and our family continues to grow. I believe that Dad is watching over us and is kvelling (bursting with pride) with love for his family and the incredible legacy he has left us.