Louis Loevsky, 92, of North Caldwell died Feb. 24, 2013. He was born in New York, raised in Lyndhurst, and raised his family in Fair Lawn.
Mr. Loevsky worked at L&L White Metal Casting Corp., a family business started by his father before World War II, serving as president of the corporation and general manager of the factory until his retirement in 1995.
In 1943 he took a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps & served in the Eighth Air Force 466th Bomb Group as a navigator aboard a B-24 Bomber in Europe. In 1944, his plane was shot down over Berlin, into which he parachuted and was held 14 months in a Luftwaffe prison camp. He was liberated by Gen. Patton in May 1945.
During his retirement years he became very active in reuniting many 8th Air Force veterans. He worked closely with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Jesse Brown, President Bill Clinton, and many others to advance support of veterans. In 1999, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions to save another crewman aboard his ill-fated B-24.
Predeceased by his daughter Laurie, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Molly (Solomon); two daughters, Fern (Leon) Lerner and Judy (Phillip) Buck; his stepdaughter Harriet (David) Rocha; a sister, Ruth Rosenthal; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 27 with arrangements by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn. Memorial contributions may be made to Laurie B. Loevsky Scholarship Foundation at Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708; or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001.