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Louis "Looch" Selan
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Gowanda, NY - Louis "Looch" Selan ,95, of Gowanda,NY passed away Thursday March 8, 2018 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by his family.
Louis was born on August 18, 1922 in Gowanda, NY son of the late Louis and Angela (Bratosh) Selan.
He graduated from Gowanda Central School in 1940. After working in various local factories he joined the US Army in 1943, he served in the European Theatre until his discharge in 1946.
After serving his country (a feat of which he was always felt very strong and proud of) he started his state service, working at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center where he worked for 37 years.
There was not a more community minded individual than Looch; he was very sports minded and he was involved in all fields, football being his pride and joy. He was responsible for bringing a group together to bring Little League Football to Gowanda. He also got together with his former Gowanda High school Football teammates to form the Gowanda Tigers semi pro football team. Among his many awards he received during his lifetime were the Community Service Award in 2003 and his induction into the Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Louis was an active member of St. Joseph's RC Church, as well as the Gowanda VFW Post #5007, Gowanda American Legion Post #409 and "his pride and joy" the Slovenian Club where he was currently serving as Treasurer for the last 71 years.
On September 22, 1951 he married the former Dorothy Victor who survives.
Besides his loving wife of 66 years he is survived by a son Larry (Natasha) Selan of South Otselic, NY and 3 grandchildren Felicia Selan, Kyle and Tyler Armstrong and several nieces and nephews and Karen Walton and Asalyn Coachman.
He was predeceased by a sister Melia Ann Mosher.
Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda,NY on Friday March 16, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 11 am from St. Joseph's RC Church in Gowanda.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's RC Church or the Slovenian Club.


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Visitation

Friday

16

Mar

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda

105 E. Main Street
Gowanda, NY  14070

Visitation

Friday

16

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda

105 E. Main Street
Gowanda, NY  14070

mass of christian burial

Saturday

17

Mar

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's RC Church

26 Erie Ave.
Gowanda, NY 14070


Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph's RC Church

26 Erie Ave.
Gowanda, NY 14070

Slovenian Club

36 Palmer St.
Gowanda, NY 14070
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