Louis Dominick DeLuna left this life for eternal life, Friday, December 20, 2013, after several years of diminishing health. Lou lived a full, energetic life, full of concern for all, but especially those he loved, and there are many. Lou, a Combat Medic in WW2 with 8th Armored Tank Division, shared many stories of time served in Holland, England, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia. He attended reunions, enjoying old and dear comrades, as he called them. The GI bill allowed him to graduate KU, where he was team captain and played first base when they won the Big 7 Baseball Title in 1949. His love of athletics led him to Handball at the Downtown YMCA,OP Athletic Club and Sylvester Powell in Mission. He quickly made friends with young and old and encouraged all. He was mentor to many and friend to all. He was an independent commercial realtor and enjoyed business friends.
He was born to Italian immigrants, Frank DeLuna and Carmela Misciascia DeLuna. He is survived by his sister, Molly DeLuna Scavuzzo, her daughter Sandra (and Jim) Harvey, their sons, Jimmy and Charlie. Molly’s son John (and Pam) Scavuzzo, their five children and their families. Lou’s wife, Jenny Hansen DeLuna, son, Frank S. DeLuna and wife, Robin Mancuso DeLuna and children, Louie, Sam and Dean, of Doylestown, PA. Daughter, Laura D. Nastasi and husband, Joseph A. Nastasi, their children Anthony, Louie, Frank and Anna Nastasi, of Lee’s Summit. Daughter, Amy D. Huhmann and husband, Martin J. Huhmann, their children, Robert Louis and Adaline, of Smithville. Many, many cousins, relatives, and friends, all of whom have been important in Lou’s life.
The family expresses deepest appreciation and wishes to thank all caregivers and doctors at VA, KUMed,
StLukesEast, Research Med, Lees Summit Med, and OP Regional. The office and medical staff at John Knox Village PT more than kindly cared for Lou and he knew them by name.
We especially want to thank Lou’s and our family’s many, many friends who have offered up prayers and calls and visits, encouraging and easing him into a brighter hereafter.
On Saturday, Dec. 28th, a Celebration of Louis DeLuna’s life and memorial service will be held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit at 115 SW 3rd St, 64081, 816-524-3700. Visitation is at 5 p.m. Prayer service is at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the Missouri State Handball Team, to:
Attn: Tommy Burnett
Missouri State Handball
901 S. National
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Or edonate to Veterans Administration hospital
Home > VA Heartland Network: VISN 15 Donation Form
Or any veteran organization, i.e. Wounded Warrior Program, DAV, etc.
Any donations will be a lasting tribute and will not fade or wilt.