Louis "Louie" Ventura

December 5, 1933October 2, 2012
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Louie Ventura Of Upland born in Bronx, N.Y. on December 5, 1933 passed away on October 2, 2012. He was the owner of Ventura's Automotive Paint and Body in Pasadena for many years. He retired in 1982 and was able to pursue his passion for golf. He became a golf instructor at Shandin Hills Golf Course in San Bernardino for a number of years. He was an active volunteer with the San Bernardino Sheriff Dept. at the time of his passing. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. Survived by his wife Rosemary of 57 years and his 3 children Louis, Michael (Michele) and Tessa (Brett) Spaulding, sisters Norma (Jim) Basanyi of Margate, Fl and Rosemarie (Frank) Cavaliere of Melbourne, Fl., 4 grand- children, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held October 10th from 6-9 p.m. and Chapel Service on Thursday, October 11th at 10 a.m. at Stone Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier. Stone Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements (909)982-1369


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 11, 2012

Louis "Louie" Ventura

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October 3, 2017

Louie, your gone 5 years and it's so hard for me to believe that many years have passed. I never thought I would make it through the first year but with the help of Michael Louis and Tessa and your sisters and neighbors I'm still here and doing O.K I don't have to tell you that my life has changed and it took me a long time to accept the change and I have. I do volunteer work at the library, I'm helping a Mexican women with her reading and speaking better English. She wants to get her GED so that she can get a job. That keeps me busy 2 days a week and I also belong to a church group, we socialize and end up saying the Rosary, and then 4 or 5 of us go out to lunch. Our neighbors Phyllis and Jerry have been so good to me and Nita has too. So all and all Hon I'm doing O.K There was a problem with the shop on Orange Grove and Michael and I took care of it. The old galvanized pipe in the metal Bldg. was leaking and we were forced to put in copper piping. Michael helps me thru all of the problems and I am so grateful.

I will miss you for the rest of my life and I will love you forever, Rosemary

May 1, 2017

Louie, today is April 30th, our 62nd wedding anniversary. I love you as much today as I did 62 years ago. You will be in my heart forever.


March 10, 2017

Louie, it's been a while since I last wrote to you. I want you to know I'm doing o.k.I miss you so much. I miss "us". It's 4 years since your gone and I think of you so many times during the day. It has been such a wet, cold winter and I have not been to see you since before Christmas. Michael and I are planning to go to Rose Hills on Sunday, March 12th. It's supposed to be a warm day.

Were all doing fine Hon. We will never stop missing you. I talk to Carmine about once a week and we end up reminiscing the old days when you and Marty were still with us. Such wonderful memories of our lives. I was 83yrs. old on Jan.2nd Hon and you and I would have celebrated by going to Morongo.

I will never stop loving you Hon. There are so many memories of you around the house. I think so many times of when we were both young and I lose myself in those memories.

Goodnight my love, Rosemary

May 1, 2016

Happy Anniversary Hon.

Today is our 61st wedding anniversary. I thought about us for the past 2 days and of course today I relived our wedding and the reception at the "Turn Hall" in Mt. Vernon.

We got married at 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon at St.Anthony's church in Mt.Vernon on Saturday April 30th. I remember everything about that day. After the ceremony we went to the photographers studio down on 1st. street in Mt. Vernon to have our pictures taken.

After the reception we changed clothes at Mom and Dads house and we left on our honeymoon. We drove over the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey in your 1949 Ford and we stayed overnight in N.J. The next morning we started on our trip to Daytona Beach, Fla. where we would spend our honeymoon and the next 57 years together.

I love you Hon and I always will. You always told me "we have something special" and we did. So Happy Anniversary my love. You are always in my heart.



October 25, 2015

Hi Dad,
I have some sad news, we had to put down Maya. She had developed cancer her lip. The cancer moved very quickly, before we knew it, her legs became immobilized.

Putting her down, that brought back so many memories of Sarge.

But, Michele and I knew it was the right thing to do.

So, she is with you now, I know that she is running around, no pain.

The boys are doing well, Michele and I are doing fine.

Believe this, I am teaching now. I am a contract instructor. I teach at the local community center and I am applying to teach at a local community college.

I enjoy giving back.

Dad, every morning I ask you to watch over the family. Keep us all going strong.

Dad, you take care. Enjoy playing with our beautiful Maya.


Mike and Michele and the boys.

October 23, 2015

Hon, it's been three years the 2nd of October that you are gone. I'm doing O.K, but miss you so much. I miss "us" Hon. I talk to you every day especially when I'm in the garage. You did so much there. Michael, Louis & Tessa are all O.K. All of us miss you so much. The holidays are right around the corner and we'll get through them. Each passing year gets a little easier. I'm in a writing class and I'm writing the story of my life. You are so much a part of my life and you still are. I think of you every day. It helps me get through the day. Death ends a life, not a relationship. Jack Lemon wrote that in one of his books and it is so true. How could I forget 57 years. I couldn't write on the actual anniversary of your passing, Hon. I just couldn't do it. Writing my story Lou, brought back so many memories of us, going back and remembering so many years ago when the kids were young and so were we.I wanted the kids to know some of the history of my family when they came from Italy to America, and then get into the story of my life.

Goodnight Hon, I love you, Rosemary

May 4, 2015

My Precious Louie, How I miss you so very much, Last Thursday April 30th you and Rosemary would have been married 60 beautiful years and a logacy of Love you have left your family. Now you celebrate it with our Beautiful Mom & Dad who I know You are all looking over us every day. I love you so much and miss you beyond words.Your loving "little sister" forever and always your chickie Rosemarie

May 3, 2015

Happy Anniversary lou in heaven you would have been together 60 years. You are missed all the time maybe i will see you & mom & dad love you lots Norma (kiddo)

Tessa Spaulding

April 30, 2015

Happy Anniversary dad, I think about you everyday.You would be so proud of Brett and we are both moving forward in our careers. I talk to mom daily she is staying busy with several different groups. I am so very proud of her. Dad i miss you so very much. I love you dad. Tessa

April 26, 2015

I love you Hon. Next week on April 30th would have been our 60th Wedding Anniversary. How I wish we were together. We almost made it. I love you with all my heart. You would tell me "we were a good team" and we were. I want you to know I'm O.K I've joined a couple of groups and keep myself busy. My life has changed so much. I'll always love you Hon, Rosemary