Louis A. DeSaro (1935-2022)
Lou was the Dayton ASA Commissioner from 1981-2004. He passed away on November 21, 2002.
“There was nothing Louis wouldn’t do for his family or friends as someone who always put others needs before his own. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force from September 23, 1954, to May 23, 1958, and retired as the Directorate of Contracting and Production at Defense Electronics Supply Center with over twenty years of government civilian service.
A true advocate for the sport of softball, Louis was recognized for over 45 years of devoted service as Commissioner for USA Softball of Dayton and was enshrined into the USA Softball of Ohio Hall of Honor in 1991. He garners many contributions to the sport, including the “Summer Fun Softball”, a program he started in effort of helping inner-city children learn fundamentals of softball. The program later became a model for cities around the country and was featured in three national softball magazines.
Louis was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Sharon DeSaro. He was survived by his 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 brother. Louis was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.”
A memorial for Louis will be held at St. Helens Catholic Church, located on Burkhardt Road in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 11:00 am. There will be a celebration of Louis’ life immediately following the mass at Sons of Italy Club (Bella Villa Hall), 2625 Country Line Road, Dayton, Ohio.