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To Louie's family:
Sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great friend to my husband Ed and me. We had his company every morning at breakfast at the Char-Pit in Oswego. We have many good memories of those times.
With deepest sympathy,
Ellen Maxon

Posted by: Ellen Maxon - Oswego, New York, NY - Friend   Nov 27, 2010

Mrs. A, Dino and Mimi
I wanted to express my sincere condolences to you. Your dad was a great man who would do anything for anyone, no questions asked. He would always bring a smile to me every time we would run into each other. His generosity was second to none. He will be dearly missed. Stay strong


Michael Harter

Posted by: Michael Harter - Oswego, NY - friend   Nov 27, 2010

The Oswego High School Varsity Soccer Team of the early 1980s always appreciated the video work of our games by Mimi's dad. Mr. Andritsakis provided us with game tapes without being asked. The tapes led to team improvement and ultimate success. We have so many wonderful memories of the Andritsakis family from those soccer days. We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Coach Tom Doran - NY   Nov 26, 2010

Good words describe the Louie I came to know at the Char-Pit in Oswego: fun-loving, compassionate, industrious, technically savvy, and generous. Many of these words, as Louie loved to emphasize, have their roots in Greece. He was a great chef, a sharp businessman, and a friend to all. My sincere condolences go to his wonderful wife Athena, and to his two sons of whom he was so proud.

Posted by: Selma Sheridan - Oswego, NY - friend   Nov 26, 2010

Many a good times were shared at the Char-Pit. A lot of good friends and friends to be met there and shared many a story. As a retired police officer there in Oswego I got to know the early morning crowd 5am and solve all the worlds problems. Louie was always friendly and never had a bad word about anybody, a true buisnessman. He will be missed, our prayers go out to the rest of the family.


Posted by: Don Sherwood - Oswego, NY - friend   Nov 26, 2010

I was born and raised in Oswego, NY and served as a police officer there from 1968-78, when I moved to my wife's hometown here in NC. I was lucky enough to know Louie and truly blessed by God, to be one of his countless friends. Louie was truly a great man, citizen, soldier and entrepreneur! I, too, was a paratrooper. (who served in Vietnam - website: Griffin's Lair, ) I will never forget Louie, or the wonderful food

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Posted by: Peter S. Griffin - Madison, NC - Friend   Nov 26, 2010

To Louie's Family and Friends,

We have lost the TRUE Tsintzinian - he was the essence of Tsintzina. I met Louie when I was a Grad student in Ithaca in the late 60's when he operated the State Diner I believe. We realized that we had a close relationship via the Andritsakis side of my family and we became Cousins and Friends for life. There are many many stories to tell about Louie. When my Yiayia (Mother's Mother) died in Goritsa

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Posted by: John Vournakis - Charleston, SC - Cousin - via my Mother's side   Nov 09, 2010

I did not know your father, but want to express my sympathy to you for your loss. It is difficult to lose a parent, but he will always be with you in your heart.

Posted by: Judy Grimes - Rockville, MD - Friend   Nov 07, 2010

My most vivid memories of Theo Louie are belly laughing at the jokes he used to tell in the Caffenio, although they are not repeatable in this forum! He brought me to tears consistently.

One of the most generous men I've known, Theo Louie would make sure Clio, Christopher, and I didn't pay for a single vanilla dessert, toast sandwich, or frappe in his presence. We would always look forward to his apartment, considered an escape form the third world

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Posted by: Nick Andris - New York, NY - nephew   Nov 04, 2010

Dear Athina, Kosta and Mimi

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Ilias was a person of rare qualities. It is practically impossible to define him in afew words. It is difficult to describe accurately his personality and the impact he had in our village.

I will never forget that he was always willing to help everybody at the village, becoming when needed a plumber or an electrician. I would never forget his (and the whole family) hospitality during my "Cornell" and

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Posted by: Ioannis Politis - Athens - Friend   Nov 04, 2010