Lou Nardi, “Sonny” died unexpectedly in his home Friday August 21, 2020. Born March 18, 1948 the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Harchalk) Nardi. Lou was a Proud Veteran of the United States Air Force and was an E 5 Staff Sergeant, Military Police. He then went on to work and retired from Pittsburgh Conneaut railroad docks where he and his father were both employed for many years. He was also an electrician and did a lot of work for many years for the Mt Carmel Parrish Bazaar, also running the french fry stand for many years.
Lou was very active with the EAC (East Ashtabula Club) where he served as a trustee and devoted much of his time there. He was also a member of the VFW, Sons of Italy and The American Legion and several other affiliations.
When Lou was not at any of those places he enjoyed mastering and creating his wine. He had it down to a science all in his head and was wonderful at explaining and teaching those who asked how to do it. It was his own little workshop where he tinkered at his creations while he listened to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin always. Whenever any was left over that could not be bottled he called it the “Angel Share” and had to be drank right then and there.
When Lou was not making wine he was doing yard work, driving his Kubota or watching a game, or favorite TV show, He loved Dr. Pol, his war time documentaries, and various other shows. He loved to cook and made sure his family always got his soup, sauce and whatever else he found worth sharing. Lou had his daily routine and followed it to a “T” and could never vary from it. We all knew his schedule well and had to try and sway him from time to time to squeeze things needing done on our schedule, but it all worked out somehow.
Lou was a loving Father to Jennifer and (Jay Louden) Nardi and Joseph Nardi; He was a grandfather to Sydney, Jack, Anderson and Savannah (Louden). They loved their “Papa Lou”.
Lou also has 3 sisters Joanne (Larko), Barbara (Cararo) and twin sister Lois and husband Robert (Patrick). Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Lou will be missed deeply and never forgotten, He will remain in our hearts forever. Private family mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with military honors given by the American Legion Honor Guard Team from Post 103.
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