Louis Harold Pachter

by | Dec 6, 2013 | Obituaries

Chicago, Ill —Louis Harold Pachter (b. 1917, Chicago) died peacefully at home in Chicago on Nov. 25, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Louis, “Louie” to his many friends, grew up on the South Side of Chicago with his parents Charles and Rose (Cohen) Pachter (obm) who emigrated from Poland and Lithuania, and his brothers, Sidney (obm) and Ralph (obm).

Louis was an avid sailor, and in his early years the “Comet” survived many Lake Michigan races. He served in WWII training pilots in celestial navigation. Always a golfer, Louis achieved a ‘hole in one’ twice, won many awards at Ravisloe Country Club and enjoyed golf in Ft. Lauderdale well into his 90s. After WWII , Louie joined his brothers in Pachter Construction Company in Gary, Indiana, which built over 1,500 homes including his family’s home, and donated Pachter Park.

Louis and his loving and adored wife of 65 years, E.J. ‘Dolly’ Pachter, lovingly raised their three devoted children there: Rosalyn, Abbey and Ralph Pachter, with each of whom Louie had memorable travels, now reside in Chicago, Virginia Beach, and Santa Barbara, respectively. A founding and participating member of Temple Israel in Miller Beach, Louis and Dolly taught their children about their Jewish heritage. Louis is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Madeline Szul, Amy Hooper and Samantha Pachter, and his devoted nephew, Charles Pachter. Louis’ constant and last thoughts expressed concern for and actions towards the well-being of his family. He is also survived by his nephew Sidney Pachter, Jr. and niece Suzanne Wallach.

Donations to the Mayo Clinic Rochester in memory of Louis Pachter and in honor of Dr. Louis Letandre-Hematology ,Dept. of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905 or to the Israeli first-responders team, Magen David Adom at www.afmda.org.