David Louis Obituary, Death – On the 24th of January, 2023, David Gerard Louis passed away at the Albany Medical Center from severe pancreatic cancer. His death was completely unexpected. David Louis was born in Cheektowaga, New York, and was the eldest son of the late Paul and June (Marvin) Louis. After spending time living and working in a number of states across the country, including Arizona, Kansas, and Minnesota, amongst others, David eventually made his way back to Buffalo and settled in the Capital Region.
Over the course of his career, he was employed by a variety of organizations, including Big Brothers and Sisters, Potpourri Club, and OMRDD, to mention a few. He was a skilled performer who had roles in a number of films and on stages all over the Capital Region. Some of these stages include Capital Repertory Theater, Circle Theatre Players, Ghent Playhouse, Glove Theater, Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady Civic Theater, and Curtain Call Theater. He also appeared in the Glove Theater.
David’s ability to connect with animals was a source of great joy for him when he first discovered it in 2001, the year he began his professional career as an animal communicator. Even up until ten days before he passed away, he was able to continue working. In October of 2022, he saw the publication of his book, which was titled Listen with Your Heart: Stories and Reflections from an Animal Communicator.
Amy L. Kerr, David’s wife of 27 years, as well as stepchildren Sarah Kerr-Mace (Zachariah Gonzales-Belinki) and Ian Kerr-Mace, are among the people who will miss him after his passing. In addition, he is survived by his brothers Brian (Sandy) Louis and Alan Louis (Timothy Cox), as well as his sister Susan (William) Sykela, his nieces Alison (Zack) Searer and Misha Ericsson (Ryan McCarthy), his nephews Roddy Ericsson and Justin (Samantha) Ericsson, and his great-nephew Vincent. He is also survived by his sister Susan (Willi Jeannine, his sister, passed away before him. She was his immediate predecessor.
On Saturday, March 18, from one to five o’clock in the afternoon, we will be conducting a Celebration of Life for David at Sand Lake Center for the Arts, which is located at 2880 NY 43 in Averill Park, New York 12018. If you’d like to participate, please bring a small dish of finger food to share. There will be a time set out for anyone who is interested in relating a David-related anecdote to the group, and there are sure to be many. His books will be made available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Bridges From Kuwait cat sanctuary.