Louis Mafrice Obituary, Death – We are saddened by the news of the demise of Louis P. Mafrice Sr., a World War II soldier who passed away on January 4, 2023, at the age of 100.
In the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 28th, 1922, Lou was brought into this world. In 1940, he received his diploma from Peabody High School. During World War II, Lou enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 so that he might serve his nation. During the European theater of operations, Lou was a founding member of the 13th Armored Division and participated in the war as a Half-Track Driver and a Radio Man for the medical team assigned to his company.
Before embarking on his journey to Europe, Lou tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart, Chesteria. The couple remained married for nearly 73 years until her death in 2016. The majority of the happy years that Lou and Chessie spent together as a married couple was spent in the Morningside neighborhood of Pittsburgh with their children and grandchildren. Lou worked for the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the better part of three decades. Lou was a sports fanatic throughout his entire life and spent a lot of time participating in golf and bowling leagues for many years.
In addition to this, Lou was involved in a number of different social organizations, one of which was the 13th Armored Division Association (2014 – President). When Lou was in the company of his family and friends, or when he was performing for senior citizens in the Pittsburgh region after becoming a member of a seniors chorale organization in his neighborhood, you could frequently find him singing songs from the time period of World War II. Lou was devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and he never missed a chance to cheer them on at a game or watch them perform in a dance recital. Most recently, on November 11th, we were honored to pay tribute to Lou and his fellow heroes during the annual Veterans Day Observance that was held at the World War II Memorial in Washington, District of Columbia. Rest in peace, Sir.