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June 1, 2010 > Volunteer leaves $10,000 to Fremont Senior Center

Volunteer leaves $10,000 to Fremont Senior Center

Submitted By Linda Olla
Photos By Courtesy of Linda Olla

Louis Pisani, a longtime volunteer at the Fremont Senior Center showed up each morning to help set the tables for lunch, and other work that needed to be done. He made many friends with his winning personality. Pisani was with the Army Corps of Engineers in the Normandy invasion of France, receiving five bronze medals. He later fought with General Patton's Third Army.

A Junior High science teacher in Hayward for thirty years, Pisani also started a Boys Club in Castro Valley. He was a bugler and counselor at Youngstown Ohio summer camp for under-privileged children, and a Camp Director for the Youngstown Society of the Blind at the same camp.

A Master Gardener from UC Berkeley, Pisani shared his love of plants by gifting many of them to his friends. He also had a wonderful cactus garden in front of his home, and grew almost everything from seeds.

Pisani passed away on September 20, 2008.

"Because of his love for the Senior Center, he willed $10,000 to center upon his death. The Senior Center is honored to have known him as a friend, and most appreciative of this parting gift," said Linda Olla, Manager, Fremont Senior Center. "Senior Center is always in need of donations to keep our programs going," she said.

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