Louis Henry DuVal

April 10, 1954January 15, 2021

Went home to his Savior on January 15, following a long, heroic battle with Cancer. Louis is the son of the Late Major H.E. and Philippa DuVal. He was a 1972 graduate of Meadowbrook HS and a graduate of the University of Phoenix. Early in his career, Louis worked for The Richmond News Leader as a District Circulation Manager. Most of his career was spent as a concrete inspector, first with VDOT, and later for a series road building firms, most recently HNTB. In addition to his parents, Louis was predeceased by his brother, Walter and cousin Henry. He is survived by sisters Robin Clanton and Anne Edge; brothers, Hilary E. “Yogi” DuVal, Jr. (Maryann) and John DuVal (Carol). A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, January 27, of 2021 at 1 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 1400 Perry Street Richmond, VA 23224 followed by a Burial at Maury Cemetery in Richmond.


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Alicia Zukas

February 12, 2021

I did not hear of his passing until more recently- I regret missing his arrangements. Louis was the nicest guy and I really miss him- I especially miss him poking fun at me. I watch the news and wonder what Louis would say about it. I regret that we didn't have a chance to chat about politics this year, or have the chance to sit at a nice place and talk about a nice local whiskey. His memory is a blessing for me and I know we would have continued to be life-long friends. With deepest Sympathy.

Linda C. Taylor

February 2, 2021

I knew him as Louie, he was in my English class at Meadowbrook and at Falling Creek Jr. High...I'm looking at my yearbooks as I type this. I saw Louie last year on a warm Saturday walking along Hopkins dressed in Plaid knee shorts, cap...I guess going to Meadowbrook Country Club for Golf. I would wave as we would see him walking his dog along Hopkins. I'm 67, didn't keep up with him, would see him in the Library, and Home Depot. This makes me sad to lose a school mate just the same. I send Love to his sisters & brothers. Linda C. Taylor, it was Linda C. Hughes in school...I used to live in Wilkinson Terrece. Take Care.

Carolyn Carter

January 26, 2021

My love and prayers for the family of this wonderful soul. I remember Louie as kind, caring, giving and always happy, putting a smile on the faces of those around him. Very fond memories always. Carolyn Carter ❤

Juli Blanton

January 25, 2021

I met Louie through mutual friends at RNI. He was my sports buddy, even though he had a penchant for UVA. I remember we got snowed in down in the Fan and ESPN kept broadcasting the UVA/UNC basketball game where UNC came back and won. (Yes, I’m a Tarheel.) He was never angry when his team lost though boastful when they won. We spent many evenings at Parker Field chiding Howard Johnson and Ronald McDonald of the Tides and especially Mel Hall of the Clippers. Lots of ACC, or as he called it, the All Carolina Conference, basketball games. Lou taught me to play the brackets. He was always up for an adventure. We watched one of John Lennon’s memorial services in front of the Dakota in NYC. He took me to my first O’s game. We lost touch once I graduated and moved to Baltimore. However, we did text each other over the past year, like we didn’t miss a beat. It’s a blessing to know he’s no longer in pain. So many good memories. Always kind and generous, he’ll truly be missed. It’s not goodbye, it’s until we meet again.

Rick Breeden

January 24, 2021

Louie was a good soul and fine company, the kind of person you felt better being around. Funny with a quick wit and easy laugh, even if you hadn’t seen him for awhile it picked back up where you left off. Anybody that rode in his old Falcon and had him suddenly hand you the column shift lever will remember how much fun he was to hang with. There are a lots of stories and good memories and he will always be with us in that way, Rest In Peace Brother, the world is a lesser place without you.

Laurie Creasy Breeden

January 24, 2021

We’ve been telling Louie stories all afternoon and laughing our heads off. I’m so sorry he had to fight cancer...that just stinks! But you know heaven is an even better place to be now that Louie is there. If you knew Louie, you loved him; I did. He was so kind, so giving, so fun. He was so much more than a big brother figure to me in high school. I pray Louie’s family finds comfort in how many lives he touched.

Daniel Johnson

January 24, 2021

Being slightly younger, I didn't get to know Louie until Meadowbrook and later. In all the times I remember Louie l cannot recall a moment's anger on his part - he was guaranteed to bring a smile and share laughter whenever and wherever you were with him. Rest in peace friend.

Tom Cook

January 24, 2021

It was back in the middle/high school days that Louie and I became friends. We had our fair share of adventures together, a few of which were truly memorial (like trips to the beach, concerts, parties and just hanging out), and shared a lot of laughs. It was easy to enjoy yourself in Louie's company and I'll always cherish those memories.
Louie was a member of my wedding party (along with a number of his other friends and high school buddies). Louie stood out though as he wore a light up Santa Claus figure instead of a flower on the tuxedo lapel like the rest of us. Louie was one of a kind and his friends loved that about him.
Louie was also generous and caring and helped me out once when I really needed it, like true friends do, and I've never forgotten it.
I'm sure heaven is a better place with Louie in it just like it was when he was with us. I’ll really miss him.
Rest in peace brother, Tom

Linnie Pride

January 23, 2021

Back in the day...I worked with Louis at the News Leader. He was a great member of our team. We were almost like a family, and he was a cherished part of it. Many good memories. May he Rest In Peace.

Claudia Scherillo

January 23, 2021

I am a close friend of Louis’ sister, Robin and have been all my life. I cherish the times I have been able to spend with this family. Louis could always make me laugh. He was a fun loving, sincere and wonderfully honest man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. He will be missed.