The Passing of Boyle Heights Mentor of Character Louie Moreno
** Blogger's Note: On this day we honor a great American of Character who helped bridge the divisive chasms of intolerance, with mere acts of witnessing, many within the Boyle Heights Community (and beyond), are sharing such, as its mourns the lost of a Great Mentor of Character Louie Moreno.
Louie, a 1980 Roosevelt High School Grad, who's health in recent years had been affected by the ravages of Diabetics, suffered a fatal Heart Attack yesterday in Downey according to friends on Social Media.
Just in the last couple of months, Louie had been making a great recovery from Heart Surgery, working at the longtime, usual Monday Night Football (and Director of Security) Gig at Steven's Steak House and promoting his new Public Relations business venture, while exhibiting the same, great perseverance that personified his on-going battle with Diabetics.
It should also be noted that Louie and his Sports Rap Up sponsors were selfless in giving to those less fortunate, with their annual Christmas Toy Giveaway and Movie Day at the old Edwards Theater in Alhambra. Hundreds of kids in the Ramona Gardens Projects were the beneficiary of this annual event (and for that, this writer gives THANKS).
We would be remiss in not noting, that up to a couple of years ago, Louie was a much beloved City of Los Angeles Employee, who made daily contacts with the likes of the Mayor, City Councilpersons, Department Heads and visitors, with his years of duty in the City Hall Garage, until Diabetics took part of his leg, necessitating an early retirement.
Louie Moreno is survived by his daughter Teresa Michelle Moreno. We share our profound prayers with Teresa and Louie's Family in this time of Great Loss ........., while giving witness and celebrating a life of Selfless Mentoring in the interest of building a better Community of Character.
** PLEASE NOTE: The Eastside Bike Club will be dedicating its Annual Tour de Cure (for Diabetics) Fundraiser to late Lincoln Heights Community Advocate Frank Wada ........., and Louie Moreno. Please consider giving your support.----Scott Johnson.