• KARISH LOUIS D. “LOU” Age 90, ...

Age 90, of Monroeville, on Friday, February 23, 2018. Lou was born on September 16, 1927, in Chalfont Boro., PA, to Louis and Jennie Karish. He graduated from Scott High School in 1945. He moved on to proudly serve in the US Navy on the USS Shangri-la as Seamen First Class in 1945 and 1946. After the war, Lou met his bride to be, Rose Marie DiTommaso, and they were married in 1950. They had two sons, Louis “Lou Lou” in 1952 (deceased), and Ken in 1955, before purchasing their version of Cheers called THE OVERLOOK LOUNGE. Lou tended to the bar patrons while Rose worked her magic in the kitchen. They are noted for their signature sandwich called the Combination, which is a corroboration of Lou's appetite and Rose's culinary skills. His great work ethic kept him busy in the bar six days a week until his death. Lou always met you with a quick vise-like handshake followed by “what'll ya have” before he started conversation about his beloved Steelers, Pirates or Penguins. If you were a patron in the mid 1970s, you may not get past the Kentucky Football on the first visit. Ken was playing there at the time. He was as proud, passionate, and loyal to their business as he was of his wife, Rosie; daughter-in-law, Cheryl A. (Oakley) Karish; Ken's wife; and granddaughters, Dr. Cassandra A. Karish (fiancé Jason Ruggles) and Kaila Karish. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Jennie Karish; his son, Louis “Lou Lou”; and his brother, Robert F. (Bob) and his wife, Dolores Karish. Lou's hobbies were Golf, Golf and 5 o'clock, not necessarily in that order. Lou was a member of Alcoma Golf Club for 30 plus years and is now reunited with some of his old buddies who will be penciling him in the book for a game. And don't forget his favorite drink “A Presbyterian” at the 19th hole afterward. If Lou ever bought you a drink, you are invited to his Celebration of Life with his family and friends at Pugliano's Italian Grill, 1808 Golden Mile Hwy. (Rt. 286), Plum, PA 15239, on SATURDAY, March 3, 2018, from 12-4 p.m. A Service will begin at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you can donate in his memory to: donate.lls.org, or mail to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018. The family would like to thank the UPMC Health System and all the employees who provided excellent compassionate care to Lou over the years. Arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT P. KARISH FUNERAL HOME, (412) 271-3430.
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PostedFebruary 28, 2018