October 9, 1924 - January 25, 2022
Jan Louie, age 97, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on October 9, 1924, he was a son of the late Fat Bic and Him Neu (Leung) Louie. Jan served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre, and was a proud recipient of a Silver Star and a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of Chinese American World War II veterans. After his service, he owned and operated Newark Chinese Laundry and Dry Cleaning on Main Street, where he was self-employed for 30 years. Jan traveled back to China many times throughout his life. He enjoyed cooking and eating. More than anything, he loved his family.
In addition to his parents, Jan was preceded in death by his siblings, John Louie, May Lan Wong, and May Siu Louie. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Mary (Leung) Louie; children, Kai Louie (Jane), Warren Louie (Linda), Rich Louie (Kathy), and Mary Moy (Tony); 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 12 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will follow in Newark Cemetery, 20 New Street, Newark, DE.