Louis M. Le Brun, 90, passed away Holy Thursday evening (March 29, 2018) at his home, surrounded and enveloped in love and peace by his proudest achievement…his family.
Friends and Family are invited to call Tuesday (April 3) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mull Funeral Home, 113 Virginia Street, Waterloo. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday (April 4) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterloo.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to St. Mary’s Church, 25 Center Street, Waterloo, NY 13165, The Waterloo Memorial Day Museum, 35 E. Main Street, Waterloo, NY 13165, or to a .
Louis was born February 13, 1928 in Geneva, N.Y. and moved to his lifelong village of Waterloo in 1933. He was the Son of Rosario and Reine (Laurelle) Le Brun. Brother to Denise (Le Brun) Sganga, Rene, and Paul Le Brun. Husband of 62 years to Alice (Taney) Le Brun. Father to Mary Ellen, Dave (Teresa Beatini), Steve (Petra Anderson) and Michelle Le Brun (Elbert Eller). Grandfather to Ronna, Reid, Chase, Philip and Andrew Le Brun and Margaux and Michael Eller. Father-in-law to Teresa (Beatini) Le Brun and Elbert Eller. Uncle to many wonderful nieces and nephews of the Le Brun and Taney Families. Friends to countless people fortunate to know him.
Louis graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1943 and Waterloo High School in 1947. He proudly served two years in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, was in the Korean Conflict with rank as SGT (T), came home and married the love of his life Alice Taney on September 3, 1955. He was the Founder, President and owner of Le Brun Motors Automobile Dealership in Waterloo from 1953-1988 when he retired and sold his business to his sons. He was a life-long, faithful servant of St. Mary’s Parish in Waterloo where he was a lector and Eucharistic minister for many years and he was instrumental in the master plan and design of the Rosary Altar Memorial Shrine at St. Mary’s Cemetery. He was a dedicated public servant as a 38 year member of Rotary Club where he served as President for one year. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Waterloo VFW Post 6433, the American Legion Warner-VanRiper Post 435, and the Seneca Falls Elks. Louis was also a member of the Twilight Roamers Motor Cycle Club, Seneca Sports Car Club, and Board member and Project Director of the Waterloo Library and historical Society as well being very active in the restoration of the Waterloo Memorial Day Museum Building. After retiring from Le Brun Motors in 1988, he spent many hours restoring classic automobiles. Louis enjoyed membership with the “Good Old Boys” Golf Club and Chairman of the “Wheels on Main Street” Antique Car Club of Waterloo. His selfless and dedicated civic life earned him the Henry Wells Award in 2010.
Louis, the family’s patriarch, is predeceased by his daughter, Mary Ellen; his parents; his sister; and two brothers.
Louis will be forever loved, cherished, remembered and missed by his family and friends.