A photo of Jan Louie

Jan Louie

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.

 

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  • My warmest wishes and thoughts to the entire Louie family over the passing of Jan Louie. He was an amazing and great man and we will all miss him dearly.

  • My husband, Steve, and I live across the street from Mr. and Mrs. Louie in West Branch in Newark. We would like his family to know that we wish them our deepest sympathy and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. He was a good friend and I have many fond memories of him and his family.

  • Sending all the Louie family our heartfelt sympathy. Thank you for sharing your video. It is a beautiful tribute for such a great man. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
    Jim, Janice, Melissa, Sara and Danny Scotton

  • My deepest sympathies to the Louie family. The video was a lovely tribute. Cherish all the memories you have made over the years.

  • Jan was good friend. I’ll miss his phone calls and my visits to his home . I have great respect for him. I’ll miss him, John S. Draper

  • I just learned of Jan’s passing from one of my customers, today around 2 p.m., when I found the Obituary, the visitation was over. I am truly Sorry, been trying to get up with him and all of my Louie Family in Newark/Wilmington for several years. I will relay this sad news to my Mother, again, I am Truly Sorry, I could not get up with him sooner.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are sure Jan lived a wonderful life and we know that you have many fond memories that will live forever in your hearts.
    Sincerely,
    Mike & Ginny Dellose

  • Rich – Very sorry to read of your father’s passing. A life well lived here on Earth. Bless him and all his family.

  • We are so sorry to hear about this he was a good friend and employer his family was very special to us I wish I could have been there for his family as he was when my father died we lived next to you and worked with you our love always hugs to all. Donna,Angela willingham