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Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle, Cousin, Friend Luis Moreno Luis (Luigi) Robert Moreno was born to Esaias (Chayo) and Rosaura (Rose) Moreno on November 7, 1949 and grew up in the beach cities of Hermosa and Redondo with sister Roberta and brother Richard. As a young boy he loved to dress up as a cowboy, play baseball, tease his sister, annoy the neighbors, and later on joined The Magoos car club. At the height of the Vietnam War, he joined the U.S. Army, married his high school sweetheart Linda, and served his country first in Germany then in Vietnam. After returning to civilian life he joined his father as fire marshal at the Chevron Refinery in El Segundo and welcomed the birth of his son, Scott Matthew on December 27, 1971, spending the last 30 years of his life as a warehouse supervisor and business partner at All Express Cargo, a freight forwarding firm near LAX. Luigi loved the sun, sand and surf, family reunions, watching Scott play soccer, listening to Bob Marley, betting at Hollywood Race Track, watching boxing and hanging out at local watering holes like Turk's Grass Hut where he met Diana on February 21, 1987. Although together twenty-six years they married just six years ago, finally merging their two families into one big, loving family. Luis was as patriotic as they come and became a lifetime member of the American Legion, proudly serving as Commander of Hawthorne Post 314 for the past two years. He retired earlier this year, and loved spending time with son Scott, tending plants in his yard, traveling with Diana to Las Vegas and spoiling the grandkids. July 17, 2013 he quietly left this world and was met at heaven's gate by his brother Richard, father Chayo, mother Rose, aunts, uncles, cousins, plus all the friends who have gone on before him….… leaving behind son Scott, sister Roberta, nieces Marlene and Jenna Collins, nephews Cameron Buchan, Corey Collins; Ricardo, Mika and Esaias (Little "E") Moreno; wife Diana, stepson Bob and wife Shannon; grandchildren Amanda, Noah and Timothy; stepson Ed and wife Merrie, grandsons Bryce and Charlie; sisters-in-law Linda and husband Harold, Wilma and husband Rick, and more cousins and friends than the stars above to carry on the good fight for him. He will be missed as deeply as he was loved. Rest in peace. We will see you in paradise one day. Luis had a passion for the American Legion and one of his favorite programs was Boys State, a program for eleventh grade boys to attend a week-long camp that instills pride in their community, state and nation while learning about our form of government. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Luis, send check or money order payable to American Legion Post 314, earmarked "Luis Moreno Boys State Fund" to American Legion Post 314, 14124 So. Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

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  1. Louie, my love, my hero. You came in to my life like a bright ray of sunshine 26 years ago and will remain in my heart forever. After being together all these years my heart still raced when I saw your car turn in the driveway and would race to greet you at the front door before you could get the key in lock. Your love surrounded me, your son, my sons, our grandsons, and everyone you knew. You will be missed as deeply as you were loved. Save me a place at the Heavenly Horse Races, babe…… All my love, your wife, Diana Moreno

  2. Louie was an amazing man. I know that because he made my sister, Diana, happier than she has ever been. We will miss his loving spirit, his laugh, his loving heart and goodness.

  3. Yesterday I had an epiphany €“ after 10 days of deep and
    profound sorrow because I will never see, hold, hug or talk to my beloved husband again I realized that we should not grieve for what we have lost but rejoice that we were given the opportunity to know him. To love him. To be loved by him. To learn from him. To grow with him. To laugh with him.

    Those who never met him are the ones that should weep. For they never saw the joy on his face when he spotted you across a crowded room€.. or felt his warm hug €.. or smelled his cologne €. or gazed in to his eyes €. or heard him laugh €. They are the ones that should grieve, not us.

    So I ask this of anyone reading this post – honor his life by being the kind of person he was €“ loving, patriotic and dedicated to making every single day the best it can possibly be for we know not when our last day will be.

  4. Thank you, sister. He loved you and Rick so much and we are all hurting but I know we will get through this together.

  5. Such a loss for the Fernandez family on Curtis Avenue, Louie or Luijie as he was affectionately known as was our neighbor friend for over 50 years who always greeted us with a warm smile, and a friendly wave from the corner while working in the front yard. We will miss him and pray that God’s comfort and peace be yours during this time. Lovingly, Evie & John Bailey and the Fernandez family â„¢

  6. Maldonado Family:

    As behalf of the Maldonado Family, we were very saddened and would like to express our deepest condolences to all of the Moreno Family on the loss of “Luigi” (as we have known him). We have so many fond memories of him as we were growing up. His parents, Uncle Chayo and Aunt Rose, were part of the our parents great camping experiences that included all of us crazy cousins; we shared great times and have so many loving memories. We will always remember all of the get-togethers my parents had at our home on Clark Lane with Uncle Chayo and Aunt Rose and Luigi; they all were a big part of the “familial” life.

    Our family will always remember that special “brother and sisters” bond we had as growing up in our teen years. Luigi was unique, always teasing and making us laugh; he will be remembered as a big part of our lives growing up because of all the great times we had with both our parents.

    There are so many memories we have of him but we’ll never forget the time when we wanted to go see the “Beatles” at the Dodger Statium and our Dad would not let us go by ourselves. Our Dad finally agreed to let us go after we somehow talked Luigi into going with us “girls.” He was our “hero” because what guy in their right mind would want to go, let alone, sit with a bunch of screaming girls to see the Beatles? Yes, that was in 1966. Being such a great person as he was, he even ran with us down to the Dodger field and joined in the frenzy of screaming girls (we think he really enjoyed that part).

    We’ll never forget that day as well as other memories; we know he had the best time of his life sitting right next to us screaming as loud as we did (Maria, Chriss, Victoria & Stella). He seemed to be a part of a lot of our growing up years, joining us at Redondo Clubs (always ready to party) or spending a day at the beach with us.

    We could go on and on but if you knew “Luigi”, a smile would always happen right after you thought of him. Our families spent numerous vacations together and weekends with laughs, food and drinks. We can’t tell you how many happy memories we had with him and his parents; it was “Magical” and our loving memories with Luigi will live in our hearts forever.

    It is so unfortunate that we were unable to attend the services because of the late notice and also because we all live in four different states. With Luigi leaving us so so early, we know how important it is now to stay connected to real Family. We hope in the future that we can all make an effort to create celebrations or opportunities like family reunions and get-togethers so we can all catch up; life is too short and there is nothing like “family Love”. Please keep us informed of any get-togethers; we would love to make the time to join in.

    And so, on behalf of our family, our deepest sympathy go out to all of his loved ones; our prayers are with you…

    NOTE: we are in the process of uploading a great video created by John C Maldonado (cousin); please come back to view it; it will make you smile…

    Maria Maldonado and Family

    Email:

    John C Maldonado (jcreativeye@gmail.com)
    Maria C Maldonado (mariacmal@gmail.com)
    Chriss Maldonado Matthesen (cmatthesen@gmail.com)
    Victoria Arendain (vicarendain@gmail.com)
    Cecelia Sales ( csalesm@gmail.com)
    Lucia M Vasquex (lmvasquez4@gmail.com)

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your memories. He was a great story-teller and kept us laughing whenever he told stories of the many camping trips with his “familia”!

  8. Dearest Scott, Diana and Roberta
    I’ve wanted to sign the guest book for a while now but have been at a loss for words (if you can believe that). Although Ricardo and I have been in your shoes its still difficult to find the right words to say to someone who is experiencing one of life’s greatest heartaches. All I can do is comfort you, with the comfort that I was comforted with when I lost my first love. You will never forget him and you will never get tired of talking about him and all the good times you shared; even your difficult times will now be remembered differently. So talk all you want to anyone who will listen, let your laughter be loud, and let your tears fall openly or privately, whenever, and wherever. Honestly I don’t think grieving ever really ends; but the physical pain that you are feeling in your heart and in the pit of your stomach will begin to ease up as you allow the Lord to comfort you. For me it was my Faith in Jesus Christ that got me through. Because of him I felt that peace that surpasses all understanding. He gave me the strength and the courage to be confident in my new role as a single parent (Ricardo was only 15). So look to him and lay your heartache at his feet and you will feel him lift you up and cradle you in his arms on your darkest days and on other days you will feel his comfort so strong you will be shocked at how happy you feel.
    Proverbs 3:5-6 TRUST in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.

    With much love always,
    Nina (Teri) Moreno Ishida

  9. Maldonado family

    Thank you so very much for your time and thoughts of my brothers video. You have all been so special to our family
    And you were all soooo loved by the famous Luigi.
    Wish you guys were not so away, but hopefully we
    Will see each other soon. Good talking to you Maria and
    Victoria I will call you soon.

    Love and God Bless
    Roberta

  10. To The Moreno Family,
    My name is Roger Cove I am 64 years old next month and recently decided to find some of the guys I grew up with. I am sincerely sadden by having missed an opportunity to re-live the past with Luis, please accept my condolences, Yes I spent many days back in the 60’s with Luis. I lived at 1923 Voorhees Ave and my house was where most of the kids in the neighbor hood would hang out. I can still hear his Mom screaming “Luijie” when she was mad at him. I use to love to spend the nite in that huge house on the corner of Aviation and Curtis. Always thought how lucky Luis was to live in such a big house. I also remember the nite we took his sister’s corvair out for a joy ride when we were in our teens. After high school many guys went to serve there country including me. I to went to Germany for awhile and then off to Vietnam. After Vietnam I made the mistake of not staying in touch with old friends and moved out to the Riverside area and lost track of everyone. Age makes you wonder what ever happened to so and so. I did not expect to hear of Luis’s passing. I wish I had started my quest sooner. Please let me know that you have read my comments rwcove@verizon.net would greatly appreciate it
    Thanx for setting this up.
    Roger

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