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Louis Rouspil
Updated On: May 09, 2011

Louis Rouspil

Photo Louis Laurent Rouspil Resident of Hayward, California May 6, 1920-April 22, 2011 Louis Laurent Rouspil passed away on April 22nd at the age of 90, with his wife by his side. After suffering a fall on February 6, 2011, causing multiple spinal fractures, the ensuing disabilities associated with immobility, combined with age, proved too much for his strong will and spirit to overcome. Louis was noted for being the consummate gentleman; his positive attitude toward all things has truly been inspiring to all of us, his Family and Friends. Louis Rouspil was born in San Francisco, California. He was the son of French immigrant parents, Villenave and Celeste. Although, an all American through and through, he was attentive of his French heritage. He graduated from Balboa High School, and attended classes at San Francisco City College before joining the U.S. Army to serve in Italy during World War II. In February of 1947 Lou was accepted into the San Francisco Fire Department, where he enjoyed a 30 year career, until his retirement in 1977. Lou was always extremely proud of his years in the Department, as are we his family. Never one to sit idle, Louis would work as needed for the Longshoremen on many of his off days. After retiring he continued to work for a short time as a School Bus driver. Louis greatly enjoyed spending time in his garden, KGO radio, current events, and debating anything and everything. He was also known as quite the firehouse chef. Louis Rouspil is survived by his loving wife Gloria Hunter-Rouspil, and an extended family including; his daughters Judy Stadelman of Diamond Springs, Barbara Bell of Waukegan, IL, his stepchildren; Jacqueline Ward of San Jose, Larry Hunter of Oakland, Sherry Andrade of Brazil, and Randal Hunter of Reno, NV, and many, many devoted Grand and Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by his nephew Robert Rouspil of South San Francisco. Friends and Family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday May 16, 2011 at 1:00PM, at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544. In Lieu of flowers please make contributions in the name of Louis L. Rouspil to either of the following: The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Fund Widows and Orphans of the San Francisco Fire Department Fund, c/o SF Firefighters Union Local 798, 1139 Mission St. San Francisco Ca, 94103. Chapel of the Chimes (510) 538-3131
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 8, 2011

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