1928 – 2015
Walnut Creek, CA – Louis J. Artiaco, 86, of Ticecreek Dr. formerly of Putnam, died Friday, June 19, 2015 in his sleep in Manor Care after a long and full life. Born in Middletown, CT, he was the fourth of five children born to Italian immigrants Luigi and Louise (Caizza) Artiaco.
When Lou was seventeen he served in the Army as a meteorologist during the WWII occupation of Germany. After the war, he graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1953. Lou worked as a software developer and accountant and is the founder of an accounting software firm called CRT Systems Inc. Lou fathered three children to whom he was utterly devoted.
Throughout his life, Lou cultivated many interests and passions including art, theatre, college sports, skiing, swimming, and pool. Just last year, Lou won the Ellsworth 8-baIl Pool Tournament at Rossmoor. Lou was an avid golf aficionado and played every chance he could. He was fortunate to have extensively traveled the world throughout his life; his sense of adventure and wanderlust was unrivaled.
Lou was a member of the Ecumenical Society at Rossmoor and was a communicant for St. Anne Catholic Church in Walnut Creek.
Louis is survived by his two sons, Gary Artiaco and Brian Artiaco; and a granddaughter Louise Miller. He was predeceased by his daughter, Wendy Artiaco. An excellent father and great lover of family and friends, Lou will be missed by many.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Cemetery, 230 Providence St., Putnam. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.