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Monday, January 18, 2016

The Passing of Boyle Heights Mentor of Character Louie Moreno

The Greater East LA/ Boyle Heights Community (and City of Los Angeles Employee Family) are mourning the Passing of a Great Mentor of Character Louie Moreno.
The nurturing Mentor of Youth that was and will be 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.
Louie Moreno in recent weeks with former Mayor Richard Riordan at The Pantry.

For decades, Louie's endeavors in promoting the positive, mentoring values in sports, saw him give selflessly of his time in supporting the likes of the Boyle Heights Wolfpack Pop Warner Program, the El Sereno Stallions, the annual East LA Classic between Roosevelt & Garfield ........., while himself, teaching those same values on the field of play to community youth, including someone who would become Boyle Height's current City Councilperson.
Louie Moreno with late Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Babo Castillo.

Many will surely remember Louie's gift of promoting local youth sports via the popular Cable Public Access and LA City Channel 35 "Sports Rap Up Show", which brought his love of promoting the positive of local youth athletics to a bigger audience. Many were the requests from community youth sports programs to have Louie (and crew) come out to their respective events.

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 with former fellow Co-worker Eddie Santillan and friend Denis Quinonez.

Anyone, when presented with the same ramifications of a disease with no pity, would not be faulted for lapsing into a trance of depression/despair over their predicament ........., but many who were blessed to have been the recipient of the countless acts of Goodness from a Great Friend, will give witness to the fact that horrors of Diabetics, could not change the Character and Soul of Louie.

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.

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