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Luther Haupt Mensch

October 23, 1936 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 83)


Mr. Luther Haupt Mensch, 83, of Olney, MD, passed away on January 6, 2020 with his family by his side. He was the husband of Amelia Mensch, his wife of 54 years.

Lou was born on October 23, 1936 in Trevorton, PA to Fred, Sr. and Ida Mae Mensch. Lou enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the military for five years. Lou and Amy were married on July 19, 1965. Lou earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from The University of Maryland, College Park. He was very passionate about teaching and he taught electronics and research in public schools, most recently at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. His hobbies included ham radio and morse code, reading books and watching movies. He loved spending time with his dogs.

He was a devoted father and loving husband. In addition to his loving wife, Lou is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Melendez (husband Rob) and Vivian Mensch; grandchildren, Alexander, Crista, Adrianna, and Nolan; and several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Mensch, Jr. and his sister, Arlene Neidig.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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