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Updated: 02/20/2014 08:00:05AM

Louis Urban

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Louis “Lou” Urban, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, after a prolonged illness.

He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in New York City, N.Y., to Catherine Hajla and Louis Urban Sr., and was raised in New York City.

Lou served his country in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1958, during the Korean War. He met his wife Beverly in 1953, and they were married in 1958. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in May.

Lou was a Heavy-Duty Mechanic and worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He worked at the Holland Tunnel and John F. Kennedy Airport, but most of his working years were spent at La Guardia Airport, where he retired from in 1995. That same year, he and Beverly moved to Port Charlotte from Long Island, N.Y.

Lou is survived by his wife, Beverly; daughters, Marianne (Angel) Reyes of Mastic, N.Y., and Lori Urban of Port Charlotte; two sons, Louis Urban III of Mastic, and Joseph (Diana) Urban of North Port, Fla.; two grandchildren, Alexis Urban of Sarasota, Fla., and Michael Urban of Port Charlotte; several nieces and nephews; three brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and his beloved dog, Sabrina.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Trinity Methodist Church in North Port. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lou’s name may be sent to Trinity Methodist Church in North Port; Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, Fla.; or the Suncoast Humane Society of Englewood, Fla. To share a memory, visit

Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, North Port.

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