Louis Lapin, 94, of Worcester, died Jan. 19 at the Christopher House in Worcester with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Elaine (Kline) Lapin. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Fannie (Sher) and Jacob Lapin. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre in Hawaii as a Belly Ball Turret Gunner on a B-24 Bomber. He flew bombing missions over Guam and Okinawa during the Pacific Island Hopping Campaign. Decades later, one of his greatest honors was being invited to participate in the Wings of Freedom Tour with his dear friend, Dr. John McAuliffe. Following his military service, he worked for many years as a sales representative in the automotive parts industry. He is survived by two sons, Les Lapin and his wife, Elisabeth, of West Brookfield, and Jonathan Lapin and his wife, Suzanne, (Suki) of Worcester; two grandchildren, Sarina Pearl and Benjamin Resnic Lapin; and many nieces and nephews, including Michael, Joel, Warren, Marilyn, Janice, Sheldon and Jay. He was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Lapin, Leona Hirsh and Florence Kirstein; and four brothers, Morris, Samuel, Aaron and Bernard Lapin. Memorial contributions may be made to The Torah Center, 88 June St., Worcester, MA 01602. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN


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