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orchidhunter
February 21, 2009, 09:24 PM
Lou Allesi one of the good holster makers and "good gun people" lost his battle with cancer today. RIP Lou. For those wishing to send regards to the family send them to Tom Kulwicki at tjkulwicki@aol.com. He will ensure the family receives them. orchidhunter

rantingredneck
February 21, 2009, 09:25 PM
RIP,

I'd read he was gravely ill. The gun world is poorer for his passing.

Wildalaska
February 21, 2009, 09:28 PM
Bummer, Lou was good people. I used to go to his shop years agon on Niagara Falls Blvd in Tonawanda, NY

WildhewasacharacterAlaska TM

Mal H
February 21, 2009, 10:11 PM
Where did you hear the news of this orchidhunter? I ask because there were rumors of Lou's demise a week or two ago, and it was completely false. Before sending any condolences, it would be good to know for sure.

oldandslow
February 21, 2009, 10:44 PM
mal, 2/22/09

The news about Lou Alessi is a new "sticky" posted today on www.1911forum.com under the holster subforum. You're right about a recent posting about a month ago making the same claim. This time it seems genuine.

best wishes- oldandslow

Mal H
February 21, 2009, 10:51 PM
I'm afraid it is right this time. Member flippycat just PM'ed me a link to Michael Bane's blog also announcing it:
http://michaelbane.blogspot.com/2009/02/lou-alessi-rest-in-peace.html

RIP Lou. Now when I wear my Talon everyday, it'll take on a little deeper meaning. He was the best.

orchidhunter
February 21, 2009, 11:40 PM
Mal H, I do wish my Thread was a rumor, and that it was completely false, but I assure you sir that unfortunately that is not the case. Those of you who wish to send there regards to the family by way of Mr. Kulwicki, please do. orchidhunter

Wagonman
February 22, 2009, 12:28 AM
Dean Speir posted it on the EOTAC forum this evening

BikerRN
February 22, 2009, 04:07 AM
My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Biker

Legionnaire
February 23, 2009, 08:38 AM
Truly a loss. Prayers for the family.

DrLaw
February 23, 2009, 11:19 AM
http://www.legacy.com/BuffaloNews/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=124452453

The Doc is out now. :(

Erik
February 23, 2009, 10:29 PM
RIP Mr. Alessi. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. The industry is diminished.

dudester
February 23, 2009, 10:34 PM
RIP Lou.

Russian Furry
March 1, 2009, 01:13 AM
RIP, Mr Allesi. I will still use and cherish the holsters you made for me.
You have been one of the best of the best in holster making and a real gentleman.

May your soul rest in piece.