Louis (Pop-Pop) Patti was born on January 28, 1948, in Philadelphia. Lou suffered from a stroke immediately following his return home from a fire call and passed away two weeks later. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Jeanne; his daughters, Lori and Suzie; his sons-in-law, Tom and Charles; and his grandchildren, Tyler, Tori, Charlie, Chase, and Cameron.
Lou was a man who would do anything for anybody. He would always put his heart into finding the perfect gift or surprise for that special holiday or just because, even if it meant spending a ridiculous amount of money. He was also a man who loved his daughters and was the dad you could call no matter what, even if it was for ride late at night.
Lou was an incredible Pop-Pop and wore the title with pride. He was the grandfather at pre-school pick-up, took the kids to many play dates, and was the play counter, chain holder, and scorekeeper at ballgames and a coach. He was a friend, a member of the Warwick Township Republican Club, and president of his homeowner’s association. Lou spent his life doing what he loved, which included spending time with his family, vacations in Disney World and Sea Isle City, New Jersey. He loved Notre Dame, the Green Bay Packers, Mike and Ikes, and his iPad.
Lou wasn’t just Pop-Pop to his grandchildren; he was Pop-Pop to all. There wasn’t much he missed for his grandkids. You could always count on seeing him and Jeanne at all the events, most of the time with a bag of soft pretzels in his arms. He was the Pop-Pop that not only bought his grandkids treats at the snack stand, but any other kids that happened to wander up to him.
He wanted to be a firefighter his whole life, but this didn’t work out for him. About three years ago, he found a way to become an active volunteer with the Warwick Fire Police Department, something he truly loved. Before he passed away, a few of his friends from the department got the chance to visit and say good-bye. As they left they said, “Love you, Pop-Pop.”
Lou touched so many more lives than anyone could ever know and will forever be in the hearts of his family and friends.