Lewis F. Loker
November 3, 1933 - July 27, 2009
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10 Morrell Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Thursday 7/30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

He was a member of the Garden State Train Club, Asbury Park. He was the founder of the Red Bank Train Club St. James Episcopal Church, Long Branch, He was an avid New York Yankee fan

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Gina Aschettino left a message on November 13, 2010:
Happy Belated Birthday, Poppy Lew! We all love and miss you very much.
alan aschettino jr left a message on September 17, 2010:
Hi Poppy Lew, How are you? It's really weird not having you around, I miss all your noises and sounds. BYE
Cheryl huether left a message on August 16, 2010:
The girls and I wanted to light another candle for Uncle Lew. I just smile everytime I think of him. My prayers and thoughts are with all of your family-Janet, Kelly, Collen and Sandy. I remember him always making an extra effort to make everyone feel special. I wish I was able to be there. He will be missed. Cheryl, Brian, Lexie, Rylie and Baylie
cheryl Huether left a message on August 16, 2010:
I remember Uncle Lew's smile. Always one to have a positive attitude. His love for life and his family will always live on in my memories. They have an angel in heaven. Cheryl
Jerry Nappi left a message on August 5, 2010:
So sorry about your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this painful time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Erin O'Day Kutsal & Ercan Kutsal left a message on August 4, 2010:
Ahhh Col ~ I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad! When I met Mr. Loker I must have been in my twenties and it was meeting Colleen's Dad, scary ~ he is the most gentle man I have ever met! I remember him making sausages, oh he was a great cook, and I couldn't get enough of his sausages... We had a lot of laughs in one evening and the "Sausages" were a running joke til this day! I am so sorry for your loss Colleen and Steve and I am sorry I cannot be there holding you right now Col! Please forgive me! You are in our prayers for your comfort and strength right now, if you need anything, even just to talk, I am here for you Col now and forever! Love You! See you soon Mr. Loker...
Mike and Kristi Curry left a message on August 2, 2010:
Lew was a good friend and mentor at the GSC model railroad club. From the first day I became a member 18 years ago he welcomed me in and made me feel right at home. He was the type for person that made it a better night at the club by just being there. When he would arrive the gang would all yell "hey it's Louie!!" and a big smile would adorn his face. He was loved and respected by his friends at the GSC and we/I will always miss him. Mike Curry
Stuart Isler left a message on August 1, 2010:
Stuart presented this memory and reading at Lew's mass on Friday July 31st, along with Lew's granddaughter Gina Aschettino. All of the Aschettino grandchildren knew Lew as Poppy Lew and loved him very very much. Lewis Loker was a good and decent man who had at the core of his character consistency. He was always kind, always caring. As we step through our lives we can honor his memory whenever we feel ill-tempered by stepping back and giving others a "Poppy Lew moment" of kindness. Poppy Lew left this poem for us in his personal papers. Only A Step Do not grieve for me, my dear ones Now that I have gone away I've only stepped quietly through the door Into the dawn of a brighter day. If you could see the beauty Of the garden I'm walking through, If you could feel the touch of his hand, You would want to walk here too. If you could see the sunshine, With no dark shadows lurking near, If you could know the joy supreme, I find with my Lord so dear, Where pain can no more touch me, Where no sorrow can ever be, You would be glad I slipped away, To this beautiful land of eternity. I'll be waiting for you, my dear ones, I'll be watching day by day And I'll ask our Father to guide you, Lest you falter along the way. So, when the day is over, and the night is drawing nigh, I pray you too find it only a step, Where walk my precious Lord and I.
jenny lavine left a message on August 1, 2010:
It was upsetting to hear the news. I am sorry that we could not be with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My memories were always of a fun, awesome uncle. Oh yea and very cool. We always had the best times when we would visit as kids. To Kelly, Colleen, Sandy and Janet, we (Ted and I) are very sorry for your loss. My your memories bring you happiness and peace. Hopefully we can all get together soon. *hugs and kisses* Jenny
Brenda Craddock left a message on July 31, 2010:
Although we have had limited contact over the years, the best thing I remember about Uncle Lou was how he loved his family and then his trains. The last thing I remember is him trying to put together old and recent photos of all family - both extended and immediate. He will definitely be missed.
Karen & Butch Garbayo left a message on July 30, 2010:
It is in great sadness that we share in your grief and in rememberiing him, found that the things which stood out the most were his smile, cheerful personality and happiness he shared with all. We will always remember how he added joy and beauty to our wedding day and pictures by lending us his car. Mr. Loker will greatly be missed. Your memory is our keepsake, with that we will never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. Nothing could be more beautiful than the memories we have of you. To us you were someone special, God must have thought so too. All our lives we shall miss you, as the years come and go, but in our hearts you will live forever, because we love you so. A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best!
Bonnie Kazoroski left a message on July 30, 2010:
It has been many, many years since I've seen Lewis, but I still remember our visits to New Jersey when we were still kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Rob Davis left a message on July 30, 2010:
Every time I have thought of the Lew over the decades, one day in particular comes to mind. Lew, my cousin Chuck and I spent a rainy November day driving back and forth along the farm roads of Orange County, NY photographing the last runs of RDC cars on the old Erie Railroad main line. It was a day of fellowship... the kind that makes the railroad hobby community so unique. Lew made a huge impression upon me. He became my friend, but he also became somewhat of a mentor and role model. Lew was a class act. Along with departed club members like Jack McCabe and Al Swenarton, he offered a lot just by being present in a room. He taught just by being himself. We called him the "human level" as he could always tell if a project was square and true just by looking at it. I was always happier on nights when Lew was around. He had a great, positive presence. When my interest in milk railroading grew, it was Lew who explained to me how to model... are you ready... the correct milk cows! One of the greatest blessings of the railroad club was the opportunity to become friends with people 30-50 years my senior. You just cannot imagine the benefits of having friends with life experiences they are willing to share. Lew was one of those people that I am grateful for having known, and I am thankful for the time we had either chasing trains, working on models or playing with his computer. I am a richer person for having known Lew Loker, and I know that I am not the only one who feels that way.
Carol Simmons Carter left a message on July 30, 2010:
Janet & Family, So sorry to hear of Lou's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Danny & I got married a year ago in May and we both retired in April this year and bought a house and moved to Palm Coast in Florida. Would like to be there with you, it is very comforting to have your family close by and I'm sure Sherri and the boys will be a big help to you. Love, Carol & Danny (Simmons) Carter
Vickie Papia left a message on July 30, 2010:
Colleen and Steve, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. May the love of your family and friends support you through this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy. Regards, Vickie and Tom Papia
George Culbertson left a message on July 30, 2010:
Colleen and Steve, Nancy and I send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. George and Nancy Culbertson
trisha citarella left a message on July 30, 2010:
(Colleen) and Family, I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. It's nice that you have a big family because it helps so much when something like this happens. Take care of yourself, a hug ( ) trisha
Kevin & Janet White left a message on July 29, 2010:
To the uncle that many of my family members always said I resembled. I have nothing but good thoughts and memories...I only wish I could have known him and spent more time with him in recent years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Amanda Burden Weber left a message on July 29, 2010:
Sending our deep and heartfelt sympathy to your family. Love, Amanda & John Weber
COL and Mrs. Mockensturm left a message on July 29, 2010:
May the memories of your father sustain you as you go forward. We will remember your family in our prayers as you grieve for the one you loved. May God give you comfort and strength.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Arlene Dooley left a message on July 29, 2010:
Dear Sandra/Peach and Family, My deepest condolences to you at this painful time. So glad you have so many wonderful memories of your father to hold on to. He raised a wonderful family. Sincerely, Arlene Clancy-Dooley
Steve DeVito left a message on July 29, 2010:
One of the truly finest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I'll miss you Lew!
Rose DeVito left a message on July 28, 2010:
I remember when I met Mr Loker for the first time many years ago. I was following behind Colleen into their house and she said "Hi Dad" and I said "Hi Dad". Peace be with you Mr. Loker. Tell my dad and my husband I said hi.
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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