Dear Family of Rotary:
with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of
one of my dearest friends and one of Rotary's most
devoted servants. On Thursday morning, December
13, 2012 Past RI Vice President Lou Piconi
succumbed following a lengthy battle with cancer.
He passed at home in Bethel-St. Clair, Pennsylvania
(USA) at 10:30 am with his family at his side.
Lou, was a dedicated Rotarian who served Rotary as a
Foundation Trustee (2007-2011), RI Director (1999-2001),
and RI Vice President 2000-2001
during my year as Rotary
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am,
Monday, December 17 at St. Louise de Marillac Church,
310 McMurray Road, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.
Lou's true passion was the
global eradication of polio and he served The Rotary
Foundation tirelessly for more than a decade to help
raise the funds to make Rotary's dream of a Polio-free
world a reality. His passion was such that he continued
to do so even as his illness progressed. Lou's heart was
as big as he was and we shall miss his laughter, his
passion and his undaunted spirit.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that memorial donations be made to the
PolioPlus fund of The Rotary Foundation. Please make
your check payable to The Rotary Foundation or PolioPlus
and send along with a card of condolence to:
Louis Piconi TRF
c/o PDG Walt Schloer
61835 Walter Court
Bend, OR 97702
PDG Walt Schloer will receive all of the memorials and
forward them to TRF in the name of the donor(s) and have
them credited to your TRF account as a PolioPlus
contribution. At the same time, your condolence cards
will be sent to Barbara Piconi along with a notation of
your memorial in Lou's honor.