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Mr. Stephens (as I always knew him) was an inspirational teacher for me. I graduated in 1968, and his passion for art carried forward into my own art and graphic design career. High school would have been unbearable without those art classes. Mr. Stephens made a significant contribution to my life, and I will never forget him. My best to his family.

Posted by: Robin Locke Monda - NYC, NY - former student   Apr 12, 2014


I heard the news regarding your husband and I am so sorry. My prayers go out to you and if you every need anything myself and my husband Sammy will be here for you.

My Deepest Condolences,

Carmen & Sammy Pagan

Posted by: Carmen - New Haven, CT - Co-worker   Jan 30, 2013

Lou and I worked together in the '70s. He supported me as one of the new teachers at Hamden High School during my times of orientation. I shared the news of his passing with Mrs. Gwendolyn Calhoun who now resides in Arizona. She was another Art teacher at the high school. Lou was a great artist and a person I will always remember.

Posted by: Eva J. Spence-Johnson - Chattanooga, TN - Co Worker   Jan 30, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathy.I just received the news. We were studio neighbors for over forty years.Hard to believe I will not hear Lew call anymore and say "Hey Joe you've gotta see this painting I just finished!" . He was as excited about Art two weeks ago as he was back on Daggett street in the seventies.A jazz pianist, calligrapher,all around artist,and scratch golfer to boot.
We are going to miss you Lew.

Posted by: joseph cifferelli - new haven, CT - artist neighbor   Jan 29, 2013

We love you and keep you in our prayers.

Posted by: Evelyn and Vernessa    Jan 27, 2013

Dear soror
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Elmer and I send our condolences.

Posted by: Rita Henderson    Jan 25, 2013

Dear Cousins,
We are saddened by Cousin Lewis' passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care, Be Encouraged, Be Comforted, and God Bless.

Love and Peace -
Your Cousins,
Marquita, Carol and Bill Price

Posted by: Carol (Price) Harris - Pleasantville, NJ - Cousin   Jan 25, 2013

Dear Alberta,
"Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted" Matthew 5.4
With Sympathy and Prayers for you!

Posted by: Shirley Farm - Hamden, CT - Co-worker   Jan 25, 2013


My thoughts are with you and your family.


Posted by: Steve Fortes - New Haven, CT - friend   Jan 25, 2013

During this time of sorrow, may the gentle presence of friends and the caring love of family help to comfort you.

Posted by: Carolyn Smith - New Haven, CT   Jan 25, 2013