Louis Padersky

by | Apr 22, 2021 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Louis Padersky passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11 2021 at the age of 95, surrounded by his loving family.

He was survived by his wife of 74 years, Gloria and two daughters Michele (Skip) and Lynn (Burt). Lou adored his grandchildren who will miss “Papa Lou” dearly: Dana (Brian), Marc, Jason, Scott, Leanne (Kevin) and Joni. Lou also enjoyed his grandsons by choice Josh (Tasia) and Michael. Lou was blessed with eight great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Samuel and Molly Padersky, brother Ben “Sonny” Padersky, and sister, Jean Somer.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York and served in the US Army during World War II. Lou moved the family to Norfolk in 1960 and was a long-time member of Temple Israel. He had a deep love of his Jewish faith and especially loved his borscht, matzah ball soup, and challah. Lou basked in the glow of his family’s “Simchas” and had the great honor of reciting the blessings at each celebration. He devoted his heart and soul to his family. After working in the plumbing business for several years, he became the owner of Arco Hardware. If he had his way, he would never have stopped working.

Burial was at Forest Lawn with a live stream available. Altmeyer Funeral Homes. Memorial donations to a charity of the donor’s choice.