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“Oh God, Lou. I've missed you - meeting you at Club Marcella‎ changed my life. I had no idea you had passed. I'll pray for you and your family....Read More »
1 of 64 | Posted by: Tim Jenkins - Buffalo, NY

“God bless you Lou and your family. He was/is an inspiration to other makers. ”
2 of 64 | Posted by: Troy T. Harp - Osawatomie, KS

“Mr. Alessi was a kind and helpful man as well as a fine craftsman. I was never fortunate enough to meet him in person. He helped thousands of people...Read More »
3 of 64 | Posted by: Doug McDougal - Osawatomie, KS

“May you rest in peace my friend. ”
4 of 64 | Posted by: Mark Ward - Hugo, CO

“March 22, 2009 To the Alessi Family: Please accept my deepest condolences. Lou was a great man whose product has saved the lives of countless law...Read More »
5 of 64 | Posted by: Gregory M. Stone - Alexandria, VA

“I am sorry for your loss. I never met Lou in person, but I spoke with him several times on the phone. Lou helped me out with a couple of holsters,...Read More »
6 of 64 | Posted by: Mike Comella - Costa Mesa, CA

“Master of the craft. True gentleman. Caring. Giving. Funny. Luigi influenced so many lives for the better. His magic lives on in those he touched. ”
7 of 64 | Posted by: Greg Korduba - Buffalo, NY

“Rest in peace Lou, Thank you for all the great memories. God bless you Lou. ”
8 of 64 | Posted by: Chuck & Yvonne - Lockport, NY

“Thank you Lou...God Bless Jim ”
9 of 64 | Posted by: jim hutchinson - norwalk, CT

“Lou was a fantastic individual and will be dearly missed! When I was traveling to less than hospitable places, Lou made the gear that kept me alive....Read More »
10 of 64 | Posted by: C Chue - MD

“i miss him already. he was a great craftsman and a true gentleman. ”
11 of 64 | Posted by: jim speidel - apex, NC

“I met Louie about five months ago when I had the great opportunity of caring for him in Roswell as one of his many nurses. We very quickly connected...Read More »
12 of 64 | Posted by: Nicole Czumaj - Blasdell, NY

“Rest in peace Lou. My deepest sympathies his family. ”
13 of 64 | Posted by: Steve Beck - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our prayers to your family. RIP ”
14 of 64 | Posted by: John Zaleski - Mount Vernon, WA

“Go in peace Lou, your work was the epitome of functional art. Peace in this time to your family. ”
15 of 64 | Posted by: Mark Craighead - Republic, MO

“I have certainly not gotten over his passing and am sure we never will. To his family, you are the finest this world has to offer. To Louis, you...Read More »
16 of 64 | Posted by: Steve Bailey - Chandler, AZ, NY

“Rest in peace Lou, my condolence's to the family. ”
17 of 64 | Posted by: daniel valencia - santa clara, CA

“Lou and I carried on a long correspondence over many years, and though I never met him face-to-face, I considered him a friend. I was his single most...Read More »
18 of 64 | Posted by: Robert Miska MD - Salt Lake City, UT

“Luo will be sadly missed, I was truly impressed with his nature and character, Lou touched many in a way not all of us can. My condolescence to his...Read More »
19 of 64 | Posted by: Lt. Fernando Legorreta - CA

“My dearest Dolly and Alex, Lou touched so many people in his life. He will continue to live on in our memories by the stories we all share. He made...Read More »
20 of 64 | Posted by: Karen J. Zirpola Miller - MA

“My Dearest Sister & Allie J~ From the very moment Louie entered the lives of our family, it was apparent that he was a "One Of A Kind" human...Read More »
21 of 64 | Posted by: LuAnn - Tonawanda, NY

“IdaMarie, I just found out tonjght from Don Williams about Lou's passing. I did not know of his condition until I saw the guys from LTW in Orlando. I...Read More »
22 of 64 | Posted by: Rich Spinaci - wallingford, CT

“I only knew Lou by the phone and email, but i can say that he was one great human being. He will surely be missed. My prayers go out the his family....Read More »
23 of 64 | Posted by: Jeff Gordon - FL

“In my first memory of Lou, we were both wearing tuxedos. Riding in the front seat of his ragtop Caddy on Ed's wedding day. I wish I had know him...Read More »
24 of 64 | Posted by: Nick DiPirro - Conifer, CO

“we laid you to rest today, and in my heart I know your mother(my aunt Rose)and my mother (aunt Carm)were there to meet you,and take you by your hand...Read More »
25 of 64 | Posted by: Doreen Daniels - tonawanda, NY

“So sorry to hear of the passing of my friend. Condolences to family. ”
26 of 64 | Posted by: Gary Behrman - E Aurora, NY

“My heart goes out to Lou's family. He was a great man, husband and father. He was also the best holster artisan ever. Many thanks for his help and...Read More »
27 of 64 | Posted by: Rhome Desbiens - Madera, CA

“Lou, I'm going to miss you man. The short times we spent together at the SHOT show and talking with you and Idamarie were a great fun, and all of...Read More »
28 of 64 | Posted by: Don Williams - Chino Valley, AZ

“Dear Idamarie and Alexandra, Like so many others, I was blessed to know your husband and father. The many tributes to his craftsmanship are surely...Read More »
29 of 64 | Posted by: Buck Leahy - Orlando, FL

“I would like to offer my most sincere condolences for your great loss. I will always have a special place in my heart and on my belt for Lou. Thank...Read More »
30 of 64 | Posted by: Larry Sue - San Francisco, CA

“Idamarie and Alexandra, so sorry for your loss. I am not capable of expressing how sorry I am to hear of his passing. I wish there was something I...Read More »
31 of 64 | Posted by: Andy Leonard - Salt Lake City, UT

“Our sincere condolences to Mrs. Alessi and Alex. Lou is a very special person to me and a heck of a guy. This world would be a much better place with...Read More »
32 of 64 | Posted by: Mike Pietras - Buffalo, NY

“My condolences to Lou's family and friends. I knew Lou as one of the top makers of gun leather and a source of knowledge in that light. He was the...Read More »
33 of 64 | Posted by: Bill McLennan - San Antonio, TX

“Lou Alessi was without fail an unparalleled gentleman. Every interaction with Lou over several years was a delight. Not only was he an excellent...Read More »
34 of 64 | Posted by: Todd Martin - Atlanta, GA

“In this life there are very few people that we meet that are worthy enough to call friends. Lou met and exceeded those goals. He is a giant among...Read More »
35 of 64 | Posted by: Albert & Claudia Shear - Richmond, VA

“My dear cousin Louis, My heart is broken, I prayed so hard that you would get better, I think you comforted me more whenever we talked, I will miss...Read More »
36 of 64 | Posted by: Sandy Hanley - Williamsville, NY

“My condolences to the family. Lou will not be forgotten, I will think of him every time I wear one of his fine products. I only wish I had met the...Read More »
37 of 64 | Posted by: Guy Smith - Troy, MO

“Please accept my deep and sincere sympathy in this time of great sorrow and loss. May you take comfort in the knowledge that he touched the lives of...Read More »
38 of 64 | Posted by: Richard Spradlin - Morristown, TN

“Words fail me at the news of your loss. Lou was a great man. He has been so kind to my wife, Amy, and I throughout the years. He taught me so much...Read More »
39 of 64 | Posted by: Robert J. Schroeder - Louisville, KY

“To the Alessi family - My condolences. Though I never met Lou in person, he helped me greatly when I started out in holster-making. He spent a couple...Read More »
40 of 64 | Posted by: Mark Garrity - Phoenix, AZ

“To the Alessi family: I, like so many of his other friends, am still in shock at the loss of a dear friend! I never met Lou in person, but have...Read More »
41 of 64 | Posted by: John R. Munsey - Wytheville, VA

“Rest in Peace Mr. Alessi, you've touched many lives and will always be remembered. ”
42 of 64 | Posted by: Richard A. - CA

“Lou, thanks for being such a great example and for your everlasting contributions to your craft. You will not be forgotten and will ever be...Read More »
43 of 64 | Posted by: Bret Parker - Parker, CO

“I had an occasion to exchange e-mails with Mr. Alessi a few months ago. A real gentleman! My condolences to his family. ”
44 of 64 | Posted by: Ed Doherty - North Topsail Beach, NC

“Godspeed Lou. The world has lost a true gentleman. ”
45 of 64 | Posted by: Dan Wood - Memphis, TN

“Extending my warmest regards and condolences to the Alessi family. I feel privileged to have known Lou. The world is a poorer place without him in...Read More »
46 of 64 | Posted by: Rick McMullen - Idaho Falls, ID

“To the Alessi Family - Lou was a craftsman of the highest order. I am honored and privileged to own some examples of his work. God bless you all in...Read More »
47 of 64 | Posted by: Tim Carroll - Baytown, TX

“Thank you for many years of dedication. I think we all loved you for your work and your support. Lou, you made the best shoulder holster ever. ”
48 of 64 | Posted by: Nathan Padget - Delaware, OH

“Dear Idamarie and Alexandra: Our group of five (ClarkK, Jimmy DaFerret, JimV, Doc and Greek) would get together with Lou for our internet chats and...Read More »
49 of 64 | Posted by: Evangelos Stoyas - Burke, VA

“I only knew him by his reputation. I was amazed when I got a timely personal email from him when I had a question about his leatherwork. What a loss...Read More »
50 of 64 | Posted by: Lyle Sidener - Kremmling, CO

“Idamarie and Alex, Please accept my condolences. I was a long time customer, and a friend. Lou was one of the nicest men I've ever met. Words cannot...Read More »
51 of 64 | Posted by: Frank Coleman - Rochester, NY

“Our condolences to Lou's family and many , many friends . He'll never be forgotten . The Clark Family ”
52 of 64 | Posted by: Ed ( MoneyTree ) Clark - TX

“There was never a greater gentleman and his friendship will be missed by many. My heart is hurting over loss of a dear friend. God bless you my...Read More »
53 of 64 | Posted by: Rob Garrett - Columbus, GA

“It is with a full heart that I offer you my deepest sympathy. May Mr. Lou Alessi enjoy his eternal rest with God and the rewards he has earned. Anh...Read More »
54 of 64 | Posted by: John Nguyen - Maitland, FL

“As fellow Italian American, Viet Nam vet and loyal customer I will miss you Lou, you are good people, God bless you and your family. Respectfully,...Read More »
55 of 64 | Posted by: Samuel J Colombo - Webster, NY

“Uncle Lou, I don't really now what else to say except for "Thank you". You gave me more than I can ever repay and I will miss you. God's speed my...Read More »
56 of 64 | Posted by: John Ralston - Vancouver, WA

“All loved ones of Lou, Please accept the deepest condolences from the Swedish Colonel. I'll miss our conversations and I'll miss the sweet, long wait...Read More »
57 of 64 | Posted by: Sverker Ulving - New York, NY

“God Bless you Pally, you will be sorely missed! Mikey ”
58 of 64 | Posted by: Mike & Lindsay Gilligan - OR

“God Bless you Pally, you will be sorely missed! Mikey ”
59 of 64 | Posted by: Mike & Lindsay Gilligan - OR

“Idamarie and Alex We were so saddened to hear about the loss of your loved one. He was a great man who had a lot of knowledge. He was loved by...Read More »
60 of 64 | Posted by: Maria (Vacanti) & Jon Brawdy - NY

“Sadly I never got to meet Lou, but he was always the nicest guy. Thanks for the leather working tips Lou. ”
61 of 64 | Posted by: John Mearns - IL

“Dear Louie we will miss u ”
62 of 64 | Posted by: marguerite vacanti - NY

“Dear Louie we will miss u ”
63 of 64 | Posted by: marguerite vacanti - NY

“Idamarie and Alex, If I sat here and wrote for a week I could not begin to tell you what a great and positive influence Lou has had on my life. No...Read More »
64 of 64 | Posted by: John Ralston - Vancouver, WA


Alessi, Louis F.
February 21, 2009. Beloved husband of Idamarie (nee Taglialegami) Alessi; beloved father of Alexandra P. Alessi; son-in-law of Martha Taglialegami; brother-in-law of Kenneth (LuAnn) Moliterno; uncle of Matthew Moliterno. Friends received Monday and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, 2909 Elmwood Ave. (near Sheridan Dr.) where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 and in St. Pius X Church at 10 AM. Mr. Alessi was a Vietnam War veteran. Share your condolences www.GRECOFUNERAL.com

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