----------child: Allen, Thomas G (*1830 - )
Marriage NoteOne Samuel Allen, Jr. was the son of Samuel Allen and Sarah Prater. Differing viewpoints have been offered as to which Samuel belongs to this couple. "We are of the opinion that Samuel and Sarah Prater Allen's son Samuel married Polly Lawhorn in 1816 in Floyd Co., KY."(THE ALLEN FAMILY OF EASTERN KENTUCKY) The other possibility is that Samuel Allen, Jr. first married Janie Patton on 28 Dec 1815 in Floyd Co., KY. Note that his sister Elizabeth married Samuel Patton, Jr.
spouse: Salyer, Newcarius\Neucarious (1832 - )
Census - [date: 1880] [place: Johnson Co, KY]P 139
24 William LEMASTER 58 Farmer b Floyd Co KY VA VA
Neucarious (SALYER) 47 ( m 6 Aug 1849) KY VA VA
Benjamin LEMASTER 19 Son KY KY KY
Valandingham LEMASTER 17 Son KY
Elizabeth LEMASTER 15 Dau KY
Isabell LEMASTER 12 Dau KY
Louisa LEMASTER 10 Dau KY
Elyozer LEMASTER 8 Son KY
Harrietta LEMASTER 6 Dau KY
( Mark LEMASTER b 27 Jan 1875 parents William LEMASTER & Nenareuas SALYER)
spouse: Sansone, Francesco (1888 - 1974)
Death NoteShe was 74 yrs, 7 mos, 22 days at the time of her death.
Birth NoteAfter 18 hrs of labor, an emergeny C-section was performed. Baby and mother are doing well. Connor was born ar 10:35 PM, weighed 8# 3 oz and was 20 in. long.
SS# 363-09-8859spouse: Gray, Margaret Elizabeth (1917 - )
Occupation - [date: BET 1955 AND 1969] [place: Dearborn, Wayne Co, MI]
Industrial Relations Specialist for Ford Motor Company
Occupation - [date: BET 1933 AND 1955] [place: Willow Run, Washtenaw Co, MI]
line worker for Ford Motor Company
Residence - [date: ABT 1936] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
5586 PacificEdward was working at the Rouge Plant for Ford Motor Company at this time. He applied for his Social Security number on 28 Nov 1936
Cremation - [date: 3 OCT 1981] [place: Clearwater, Pinellas Co, FL]His ashes were spread over the Gulf of Mexico.
Census - [date: 1930] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Census - [date: 1920] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Graduation - [date: 1932] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI from Northwestern High School]
Retirement - [date: 1969] [place: Dearborn Hts, Wayne Co, MI from Ford Motor Co]
Event College - [date: BET 1933 AND 1935] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
University of Detroit
----------child: Levy, Joanne Hazel (1936 - )
Marriage NoteMargaret and Ed eloped - she was sure her parents were dead set against her marrying Ed.
spouse: Hickey, Elizabeth Ann (1943 - 1995)
Residence - [date: 10 JUN 2000] [place: Royal Oak, Oakland Co, MI]
4030 W Webster
Graduation - [date: 13 JUN 1959] [place: Dearborn, Wayne Co, MI from Dearborn High School]
Event Air Force - [date: BET 3 MAR 1961 AND 1 DEC 1966]
in the Air ForceEd's selective service number was: 20 102 41 521. His service number was: AF 16 691 949. Ed did his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. He then went to Tech School at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. Next he went to Norton AFB, San Bernardino, to the 2869th Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Agency. July 1963 at Ft Bragg in South Carolina found Ed at Jump School. Escape and Invasion Survival Courses were begun at Elgin AFB in Pensacola, FL and completed at Hurlabut AFB, FL and in Panama. He was assigned to the first Pathfinders - an elite section of the U. S. Air Force Air Commandos, 1 Aug 1964. Ed was stationed in Viet Nam from 15 Aug 1964 to 1 Sep 1966. He was awarded: 2 Bronze Stars with a V for Valor; 2 Silver Stars with a V for Valor; Air Force Cross, Purple Heart with 7 Stars; Vietnamese Medal of Gallantry. Minor awards included: Vietnam Service Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal; Jump Wings; Special Award of Combat Infantryman's Badge; Expert Marksman Badge. He received a Field Commission to First Lieutenant, 1 Mar 1965; Ed was promoted to Captain, 1 Jun 1966.
Event Degree-BS - [date: JUN 1973] [place: Rochester, Oakland Co, MI from Oakland University]
EngineeringEd attended night school for 7 years while working full-time at General Motors Fisher Body Division and Ford Motor Company Design Center.
Event Scouting - [date: OCT 1954] [place: Dearborn, Wayne Co, MI]
became an Eagle Scout
Birth NoteHe was the second of two children. Ed has an older sister, Joanne Golder. Ed's children from his first marriage are Gordon and Lisa; Ryan and Morgan are from his second marriage.
----------child: Levy, Gordon Edward (1964 - )
Divorce - [date: 21 NOV 1981] [place: Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ]
----------child: Levy, Ryan Jerome (1983 - )
Divorce - [date: JAN 1992] [place: Clearwater, Pinellas Co, FL]They were actually only married, living together for 3 years and five months. The divorce took five years to achieve. Ed first had to track her down.
Marriage NoteOnly family members and a few friends were in attendance. Oakland County Court of Appeals Judge, Mark Cavanaugh, eldest son of former Detroit Mayor, Jerry Cavanaugh, performed the ceremony. The marriage and reception were held at O'Mara's Restaurant in Berkley, MI. A good time was had by all!
Occupation - [date: SEP 2004]
employed by Halliburton and sent to Kuwait for appr 2 yrs
Graduation - [date: 28 JUN 1989] [place: Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co, CA from Van Nuys High School]Lisa is currently attending Rutgers University (NJ) to complete her teacher certification. (2002)
Event Degree-BA - [date: 23 MAY 2003] [place: Rutgers University in Camden, Camden Co, NJ]
Event College - [date: BET 1999 AND 2003] [place: Camden, Camden Co, NJ]
Rutgers UniversityHer father and step-mother, and her maternal grandmother attended Lisa's graduation ceremony in Camden, NJ 23 May 2003.
----------child: Levy, Connor Dylan (2004 - )
Marriage NoteGordon and Dorie live and work in Tempe, AZ.2002.
They moved to a different house in 2002 in Phoenix, AZ. They announced their pregnancy to "Grampa" Ed during a telephone call in April 2004. The baby is due in October 2004. We have also been told (July) the baby will be a boy. Ed is ecstatic!
spouse: Belsan, Anna (~1892 - ~1933)
Residence - [date: BET 1913 AND 1916] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
124 Williams AvHe was listed as an autoworker in 1913. From 1914 - 1916, he was listed as a draftsman. He owned his home.
Residence - [date: 1918] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
312 Oregon StHe was listed as a draftsman at Liberty Motors.
Residence - [date: FROM 1927] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
5586 Pacific Ave
Census - [date: 1930] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]Line 62 - 5586 Pacific Ave. Levy, James: head of household, owns own home, valued at $10,000, has a radio set, Male, white, 42 yrs old, married, 27 yrs old when first married, can read and write, born in Georgia, both parents born in Austria-Poland, speaks English, draftsman for auto industry, works regularly, not a veteran of any war; Line 63 - Anna: wife, female, white, 39 yrs old, married, 22 yrs old when first married, reads and writes, born in Michigan, parents born Austria-Poland, speaks English; Line 64 - Edward: son, white, 15 yrs old, single, yes in school, can read and write, born in Michigan, father born in Georgia, mother born in Michigan, speaks English; Line 65 - James, Junior, son, white, 13 yrs old, single, yes in school, can read and write, born in Michigan, father born in Georgia, mother born in Michigan, speaks English.
Census - [date: 1920] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]Levy, James: head of household, owns home, M, White, 32 yrs old, married, can read and write, born Cleveland, OH, Father born: Bohemia, mother tongue: Bohemian, Mother born Bohemia, mother tongue Bohemian, James can speak English, he's a "draughtsman" at Liberty Motor, Salaried; Anna, Wife, F, White, 28 yrs old, married, can't read or write, born Cleveland, OH, Father born: Bohemia, mother tongue: Bohemian, Mother born Bohemia, mother tongue, Bohemian, Anna can speak English, no occupation; Edward, son, M, white, 5-1/2 yrs old, he attended school within the previous year, can't read or write, born Detroit, MI, he can speak English; James: son, M, white, 3 1/2 yrs old, can't read or write, born Detroit, MI, he can speak English.
Birth NoteAccording to Marge (GRAY) Levy Mandeville, James could also have been born in Prague, Czechoslovakia but he denied it.
In the 1920 census, James gave his age as 32, meaning he was born in 1888. He said he was born in Cleveland, OH. James said his parents were born in Bohemia.
In the 1930 census, James gave his age as 42, meaning he was born in 1888. He also said he was born in Georgia. James said his parents were born in Austria-Poland.
----------child: Levy, Edward Raymond (1914 - 1981)
Marriage NoteThis date is based on the 1930 census.
SSN 382-07-5026spouse: Sekulich, Mary (1919 - 2000)
spouse: Packman, James (*1931 - )
Graduation - [date: JUN 1954] [place: Dearborn, Wayne Co, MI from Dearborn High School]
Divorce - [date: ABT 1954]
----------child: Anderson, Darcee Elizabeth (1957 - )
Divorce - [date: ABT 1969] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Divorce - [date: ABT 1975]
Marriage NoteThey also have a home in Palm Harbor, Pineallas Co, FL.
spouse: Francis, David (*1978 - )
Residence - [date: FROM 1985 TO 2001] [place: Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV]
1127 Stadium Dr.
spouse: , Christa (*1986 - )
Residence - [date: FROM 1985 TO 2001] [place: Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV]
1127 Stadium Dr.
Graduation - [date: JUN 2000] [place: Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV]
Pam is a landscaper and designer. She has 2 children from a previous marriage: Christina SLOVER b 4 June 1980 and Matthew SLOVER b 19 Jan 1984.spouse: Seligson, Robert (1969 - )
Burial - [date: 17 OCT 1918] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at United German & French Cemetery]She is buried at: Lot 86, Sect. 9, Grave 1.
Death Note10-21-1998: Burial Plot Map from United German and French Cemetery lists the name as "Augustino Longo," and notes that the body was moved from Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in December 1919. The tombstone at the cemetery clearly notes the female name, "Agostina," and a small photo permanently attached to the stone is that of a 6 year old girl. Therefore, the male name, "Augustino," is incorrect and the correct name is Agostina as noted on the tombstone.
He was 6 yrs, 18 days old.
spouse: Brugone, Carmen S (1912 - )
Death NoteDec 21, 1978: Obituary of her father, Anthony Longo, notes that she predeceased her father.
spouse: Caito, Lena Maria (~1893 - 1963)
Burial - [date: 23 DEC 1978] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at United German & French Cemetery]21 Dec 1978: Obituary lists funeral from the Perna Funeral Home, 1306 Hertel Avenue, near Colving on Saturday December 23, 1978 at at 8:30 AM and from St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church at 9:30 AM. Obit also notes that he has seven (7) grandchildren and eighteen (18) great-grandchildren.
21 Oct 1998: Burial Plot Map obtained from United German and French Cemetery shows that the plot was purchased on May 15, 1919 and consists of 252 sq ft. It was purchased in co-ownership with the Amatuzio family. The relationship of the Amatuzio family to the Longo family is unclear at this time. He is buried at: Section 9, Lot #86, Grave 10.
Death Note14 Oct 1998: Funeral Holy Card located in the possession of Samuel J. Caito (b. 1925) indicates dates of birth as 21 Jan 1886 and death as 21 Dec 1978. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church on December 23, 1978 at 9:30 AM with Interment in United German and French Cemetery.
20 Feb 1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, SSDI: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 20, 1999, Internal Ref. #18.104.22.168698.79] Individual: Longo, Anthony; SS #: 070-05-7830 Issued in: NY; Birth date: Jan 21, 1886 Death date: Dec 1978; Residence code: NY; Buffalo, NY: Address where death benefit payment was sent: Buffalo, NY 14224 or 14225?
26 Nov 1927: Lived in Milwaukee, WI, according to her sister, Biaga's, obituary.spouse: Cianciolo, N (*1866 - )
spouse: Mascari, Rosario (~1855 - 1932)
Burial - [date: 28 NOV 1927] [place: Rochester, Monroe Co, NY at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery]Section NO-5, Lot T03, Grave DB-04R
Death NoteHe was 57 yrs, 4 mos, 7 days old.
26 Nov 1927: Obituary obtained from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Sunday November 27, 1927, p. 25. Obituary notes that Biaga "Bessie" Mascari passed away at the family home (no day or date of death listed) No. 14 McFarlin Street. She is survived by three sons: Paul, Anthony and Salvadore (sic) Mascari, all of Rochester, NY. Four daughters, Mrs. Mary Palmisano and Mrs. Madeline Bresia (sic) of Rochester; Mrs. Frances Cianciola of Milwaukee WI., and Mrs. Marguerite Sansone of Malone, NY. Also survived by two sisters, Mrs. N. Catalano of Milwaukee, Wis. and Mrs. M Mancanio of Syracuse, NY. Also survived by 14 grandchildren.
Funeral will take place on Monday morning, November 28, 1927 at 8;30 AM from the family home and 9:45 AM from Mt. Carmel Church. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
26 Nov 1927: Obituary listing also obtained from the Rochester Times Union Newspaper, Monday November 29, 1927, p. 24, which states that Bessie died on Saturday November 26, 1927 at her home. She was listed as being survived only by her three sons: Paul, Anthony and Salvadore (sic).
23 Jan 1999: Transcript of death certificate obtained and on file from Monroe County (Rochester), NY. Bessie's age is listed as 57 yrs, 4 months, 7 days, which would give her a birth date of July 19, 1870. Her parents are listed as Antonio Longo, born in Italy and Margaret Scarlatta, born in Italy. Informant for the certificate was her son, Paul A. Mascari of 12 McFarlin Street (next door!). Cause of death was "Heart - Mitral Insufficiency" with secondary cause listed as "Hemiplegia." She was treated by her Physician "from attack till death" August 10, 1927 to November 26, 1927. Since hemiplegia (paralysis on one side) is often the consequence of cerebrovascular accident (stroke), and since mitral valves are often associated with throwing off emboli (which then cause strokes), we might be able to safely assume that Biaga suffered a stroke on August 10, 1927 leaving her with paralysis on one side until death occurred on November 26th.
10 Jan 1999: Records of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery list her age at time of death as 57 yrs, giving her an approximate birth year of 1870, instead of 1861 as we previously had (1861 date supplied by Mary Palmisano, before her death). Also, records from Mary Palmisano and Philip Sansone (b. 1919) indicate that Biaga's sister Rosalie was married to Matthew Mercurio, so she is probably the "M. Mancanio of Syracuse," and Antonina was married to a Cianciolo, so she is probably the "N. Catalano of Milwaukee." Probably the "N." initial is correct but the Catalano is probably Cianciolo. (per Philip J Caito, Rochester, NY)
----------child: Sansone, Marianna\Mary (1890 - 1967)
Marriage NoteFrancesca was the sister of Vincenza.
Burial - [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at United German & French Cemetery]Burial Plot Map obtained from United German and French Cemetery locates a grave for a stillborn infant between the infant's mother, Lena, and sister, Agostina. The infant is buried at: Lot 86, Sect. 9, Grave 4.
Birth NoteThe baby was stillborn.
spouse: Scarpace, Lorenzo\Lawrence (1878 - 1940)
Death NoteMary is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.
----------child: Scarpace, John (1910 - 1994)
Marriage NoteWhat is the exact date of this marriage? Where did the marriage take place?
His family lived in Cleveland, OH at the time of his birth.spouse:
spouse: Ring, Loretta C (1916 - )
Birth Note8 Nov 1998: year of birth supplied by John P. Colletta, Ph.D., nephew of Philip, through is wife's side, Loretta Ring. Info supplied at Genealogy lecture given by John P. Colletta at Casa Italiana, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, 14618.
Death NoteHe was about 73 yrs, 8 mos yrs of age.
02-18-1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, SSDI: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 18, 1999, Internal Ref. #22.214.171.124708.46] Individual: Longo, Philip; SS #: 712-14-0161 Issued in: Railroad Board Birth date: Nov 18, 1910 Death date: Jul 1984 Residence code: NY; Last known residence: Buffalo, NY 14224.
spouse: Sansone, Giuseppe C (1872 - 1951)
Residence - [date: 1952] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY]
14 Porter AvenueProvidenza moved to Batavia, New York abt. 1952 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Anna Sansone Caito and Augustino Caito, following her husband's death in December, 1951.
Burial - [date: 4 JAN 1966] [place: Buffalo, Erie Co, NY at United German & French Cemetery]She is buried at: Lot 78 Sec 5 Grave 4.
Death NoteDied: Friday, December 31, 1965; Funeral: Tuesday, January 4, 1966; Services at Holy Angels Church at 9:45 AM; Perna Funeral Home at 9:00 AM; 1306 Hertel Avenue, near Colvin; Interment: United German and French Cemetery; Lot #78, Sect. 5
08-26-1998: Diagram of Burial plot on file obtained from Mt Calvary Cemetery Assoc. 800 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo, NY.
08-26-1998: Death Certificate on file obtained from City Hall; Batavia, New York
Her birth date on her tombstone lists 1880 as year of birth but death certificate lists 1879. Paul J. Caito (b. 1953 - great-grandson) remembers Anna Sansone Caito (b. 1897 - daughter) as saying 1880 was the year of her mother's birth on many occasions. The info on the death certificate was supplied by Joseph Sansone (d. 1975 - great-nephew) who was probably less likely to know the year of birth than Anna or Paul.
10-07-1998: Death certificate of Antonina Sansone in 1910 (daughter) lists mother's name as "Providenza," not Salvatrice or Bertha. 1930 Buffalo City directory lists the wife of Joseph Sansone of 108 Sycamore, as "Salvatrice." The name of Bertha was used on the death certificate of her husband in 1951 (on file). The name "Salvatrice" was used on her Funeral Holy card and the name was supplied to the Funeral home by Joseph Sansone (d. 1975 - great-nephew). The names she used throughout her life appear to change from Providenza to Salvatrice to Bertha.
8-27-98: Approximate date of marriage (1896) supplied by Anna Sansone Caito (b. 1897) to Patrice Caito in 1978----------child: Sansone, Michael (1896 - 1961)
26 Nov 1927: Lived in Syracuse, according to her sister, Biaga's, obituary.spouse: Mercurio, Matthew (*1866 - )
She lived at 4017 Floral Avenue, Norwood, Ohio (Norwood, Ohio is near Cincinnati). She lived with her son-in-law, Michael Degaro, after her daughter (Michael's wife) died.spouse:
Vincenza ran a little bread and cheese store in Termini while her husband fished.spouse: Scarpace, Francisco (~1844 - ~1905)
----------child: Scarpace, Lorenzo\Lawrence (1878 - 1940)
Marriage NoteAfter her husband, Frank, died of pneumonia, Vincenza went to America where she lived with her daughter Angelina in Buffalo, NY.
spouse: Keith, Margarette (1817 - 1900)
Burial - [place: Silver City, Dawson Co, GA at Concord Cemetery]
spouse: Watt, James Joseph (1925 - 1997)
Residence - [date: 22 AUG 1945] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
8210 WhitcombJoyce lived with her mother and stepfather while Jim was in the service.
Burial - [date: 20 MAR 1974] [place: Plymouth, Wayne Co, MI at United Memorial Gardens]Joyce's daughter, Sheree, and her cousin, Laurie, visited Joyce's grave on Sunday, 3 Nov 1996. It is a beautiful setting. There is a marker: Garden of Love, Section 116A, Gr 1.
Death NoteJoyce died of barbituate overdose by ingesting sleeping pills. An autopsy was performed.
----------child: Watt, Kim James (1952 - )
Divorce - [date: ABT 1970] [place: Oakland Co, MI]Joyce had two children, Kim and Sheree. After several miscarriages, the doctor told her that if she wanted her pregnancy to be full term she would have to stay in bed for the duration. This she did - twice. She was always concerned with the welfare of her children, so much in fact, that when she and Jim divorced, Joyce believed, rightly or not, that the best place for Kim and Sheree was with their father.
spouse: Van Der Bourgh, Normajean (Eggink) (~1920 - )
Graduation - [date: ABT 1939] [place: St Clair Shores, Macomb Co, MI from South Lake High School]
Retirement - [date: 1987] [place: Golden Meadow, LaFourche Parish, LA]Bob has been married four times. He is currently divorced and lives alone outside of New Orleans. He is working on his genealogy and has been the source of the information for the Looper family line and much of the Salyer family line.
Event Military - [date: BET 1941 AND 1950]Bob served in various capacities during WW II, from wiper to Chief Engineer. He was in the US Merchant Marines.
Event Degree-MA - [date: 14 MAY 1972] [place: Chickasa, Cleveland Co, OK from University of Oklahoma]
Event Degree-MA - [date: 12 MAY 1974] [place: Chickasa, Cleveland Co, OK from University of Oklahoma]
Event Degree-MA - [date: 19 DEC 1980] [place: Chickasa, Cleveland Co, OK from University of Oklahoma]
Event Degree-BS - [date: 2 AUG 1970] [place: Chickasa, Cleveland Co, OK from University of Oklahoma]
Event Employment - [date: BET 1950 AND 1960] [place: Louisiana for the California Company]
a Chief Engineer, offshore drilling tender
Event Employment - [date: BET 1960 AND 1970] [place: Harvey, Jefferson Parish, LA for the California Company]
as a Marine Supervisor
Event Employment - [date: BET 1970 AND 1987] [place: Leeville, LaFourche Parish, LA for The California Company (presently Chevron Corp.)]
a Base Manager and Marine Supervisor
Death Note-----Original Message-----
From: Kye Falgout [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 6:03 PM
Subject: Bob Looper
My name is Carolyn Falgout, your Uncle's step daughter. It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the untimely death of your Uncle. He passed away November 23. I was at his bed side when he died. He instructed that his body be donted to the LSU School of Medicine, and that no service or memorial be held. His wish was carried out.
We had no way of contacting you until today when we received your Christmas card in the mail.
Bob's death is a profond loss to all of us. I apologize for having to notify you in this manner.
106 Camley Lane
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
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<b>Genealogist of Cajun families, Looper, dies at 81
By Emilie Bahr and
Members of the Lafourche Parish Library Board of Control Monday observed a moment of silence for one of their own.
Robert “Bob” Looper, a community advocate who had served as a member of the library board for about four years, died on Sunday.
He was 81.
A native of Detroit, Mich., and a longtime resident of Golden Meadow, Looper had moved to the bayou to work in the oil industry, residing most of his adult life here.
During that time, he helped to organize community events, to preserve the history of South Louisiana and to improve the parish’s public library system.
One of South Louisiana’s foremost genealogists, Looper spent many years working to catalogue local Cajun families and was an active member of La Societe des Cajuns, which is dedicated to the preservation of the culture of lower Lafourche Parish.
He was also the editor of the quarterly journal Les Memoires de Bayou Lafourche.
Those who knew and worked with Looper remembered him fondly Monday.
Paul Chiquet, director of the Lafourche public library system, said Looper was a firm believer in education and developed a genuine love for the parish and its library system.
Serving as chairman of the library board’s building committee, Looper was also an active member of the Friends of the Galliano Public Library.
“He was dedicated to the parish library system,” said Chiquet, noting that Looper’s main wish was to see the library system’s new building plans completed
“He was a very good board member,” said fellow board member Ethel Caillouet, who along with board member Marilyn Duet, served with Looper on the board’s building committee.
Library Board President Eva Shanklin noted Monday that Looper’s dedication to the public library system’s buildings would be missed.
Looper’s community involvement extended beyond his service on the board.
Windell Curole, chairman of the Cheniere Hurricane Centennial observance, met Looper in 1993 during the planning of the event to memorialize those lost during the 1893 hurricane that devastated the small fishing village of Cheniere Caminada.
Curole recalled Looper as being a “really good guy,” whose creativity, knowledge and hard work played an essential role in the Cheniere Committee and in the community.
Curole last saw Looper at the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial celebration in September, which was sponsored by the Cheniere Hurricane Centennial committee and coincided with the annual Cut Off Youth Center fair.
He characterized Looper as a man whose life was long dedicated to South Louisiana, its people and its history in spite of Looper’s northern roots.
“It’s a real loss for the community,” said Curole.
Divorce - [date: ABT 1943] [place: LaFourche, LaFourche Parish, LA]According to Bob, his marriage to Normajean was a "wartime heat of passion marriage which didn't last long. She found someone else."
Divorce - [date: 1965]Alice was a good friend; things went along well until Bob met Kathryn at Oklahoma University.
Divorce - [date: 1975]"Katherine was a fine, bright girl, but couldn't stand living in Leeville, LA; it was a company house in a company town with not much for her to do; they parted friends; still are."
Divorce - [date: 1994]According to Bob, Gloria was a good wife who loved to dance - he did not. She found a dancer and left Bob in 1994. She found a good husband; they are all good friends and see each other often. Gloria and her new husband cut Bob's grass twice a week. He eats at their house occasionally and takes them out for dinner on their birthdays and some holidays.