Louis Gerald Schirano

Born: Thu., Nov. 6, 1941
Died: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial

3:30 PM Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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 William G. Schirano

Nov. 6, 1941 - Oct. 15, 2017

GRANGER - Louis Gerald Schirano, 75, of Granger died Sunday, October 15th following an illness. Lou was born November 6, 1941 in New York City, NY to the late Lucy (Viggiano) and Louis V. Schirano and had lived in Granger since 2001. On January 13, 1973 in New York City he married Linda M. Kiester, who survives. Also surviving are his two sons, William L.T. Schirano (Katie) of Lorton, VA and John A. Schirano (Rachael) of Bloomington, IL; and eight grandchildren, Lydia, Lillian, James, Elizabeth, Cameron, Charles, Isabella, and Jack Schirano.

A proud New Yorker, Lou graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 1962, and his Legum Magister from New York University in 1964. Following his education, Lou served his nation in Okinawa as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army. It was during his tour that he met Linda, and upon their return home, they built a life in New York City.

Lou spent most of his life in the banking industry. Over the years it was his creative intellect that helped define the art of the possible for solutions to the debt problems that plagued many developing economies around the world. Away from work, Lou travelled to Cozumel for his beloved annual fishing trip, and was always met with a hero's welcome from friends he had made over the years.

Of his personal achievements, his membership in the Notre Dame Class of 1962 was the one of which he was most proud. Over the years, he reveled in planning and organizing reunion events, as well as the brotherhood that came with that honor. Lou served as Class President at the time of his passing.

Blessed with a full life and all of the wonderful people he met along the way, Lou remained in total awe of his grandchildren. His greatest joy was being a grandparent alongside his beloved wife to his eight “gooneybirds and heffalumps,” all of whom continue to love him dearly.

The family wishes to thank the tenth floor nurses, patient care assistants and the physicians at Memorial Hospital in South Bend for all of their compassion and love.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 24th in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Lou's name may be made to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, 215 Jordan Hall of Science, The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Please make checks payable to “The University of Notre Dame” with “APMRF” in the memo. Family and friends may leave email condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Louis's memory to the following organization:

Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation
215 Jordan Hall of Science, The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Pete & Joan Curtin
   Posted Wed October 25, 2017

We were shocked when we were informed of Lou’s illness and passing. I dearly wanted to attend the funeral but health issues kept me from attending.
I knew Lou in our undergrad years but really got to know what a great guy he was after we got our condo in SB. Lou and your hospitality to fellow classmates and friends are legend.
I don’t know how he found out I was in Memorial for some malady but Lou appeared at my bedside expressing concern, cheering me up and offering any help needed. For that I am forever grateful.
He, you and your children our in our thoughts and prayers.