Louis Padersky passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11th at the age of 95 surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Gloria and two daughters Michele (Skip) and Lynn (Burt). Lou adored his grandchildren who will miss “Papa Lou” dearly: Dana (Brian), Marc, Jason, Scott, Leanne (Kevin) and Joni. Lou also enjoyed his grandsons by choice Josh (Tasia) and Michael. Lou was blessed with eight great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Samuel and Molly Padersky, brother Ben “Sonny” Padersky and sister Jean Somer.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York and served in the US Army during World War II. Lou moved the family to Norfolk in 1960 and was a long-time member of Temple Israel. He had a deep love of his Jewish faith and especially loved his borscht, matzah ball soup and challah. Lou basked in the glow of his family’s “Simchas” and had the great honor of reciting the blessings at each celebration. He devoted his heart and soul to his family.
After working in the plumbing business for several years, he became the owner of Arco Hardware. If he had his way, he would never have stopped working.
A special thank you to the kind and attentive caregivers who were with him in his last weeks. Our gratitude also goes to the professional and compassionate staff at Sentara Leigh Hospital during his final two days.
Burial will be at Forest Lawn on Wednesday, April 14th @ 11:00am with a live stream available at altmeyerfh.com. A Zoom Minyan will be at 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 14th which can be viewed by visiting https://templeisraelva.org/
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Forest Lawn Cemetery
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