IN MEMORIAM - Arthur Loukas, Houston Police Officer (Ret)
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Arthur Loukas
1924-2018

Arthur (Athanasios) Loukas of Houston passed away May 10th, 2018. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas to Eleftherios (Fred) and Louise Whitcher Loukas on June 22, 1924. Arthur is survived by his wife Charlotte Loukas; daughter Susan Weir & husband Thomas; sister Janet Spann & husband James, as well as 3 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Arthur was a retired Houston Police Officer with 36 years of service and a member of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association. He served in WWII, wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a lifetime member of the Battle of the Bulge Association, 83rd Infantry Association, National VFW and Local Houston Police Officers VFW 6010, Disabled American Veterans Association and Combat Infantry Association. Arthur was a longtime member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral as well as a lifetime member of the Order of AHEPA, Chapter 29 Houston.
The Loukas family will be present to receive friends Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with Trisagion prayers beginning at 6:30 PM. The Funeral Service will commence Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77077. Mr. Loukas will be laid to rest following church services at VA Houston National Cemetery. Visit www.DettlingFuneral.com to leave words of condolence for the family.


Comments:
met Arthur while working at HPD's Westside station and we became fast friends. We both shared a love of the coast as we would talk about fishing and someday owning a beach house. I remember he bought a place in Rockport and he loved going there with his wife Charlotte to do some fishing and just relax. Arthur was also a very modest individual, very few people at the police station knew he fought in WWII and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. He had some great life experiences but never talked much about them until you got to really know him. He was a great person and I thank him for his service to this great country. America has lost one of its heroes and Houston has lost one of it's dedicated servants. Rest in peace, my friend.
Posted by Mike Graham at 5/13/2018 3:48:15 PM

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