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Paen, Louis M.

Louis M. Paen U.S. Marine Corps WWII
Louis M. Paen U.S. Marine Corps WWII

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Date of Birth: 10/16/1921
Died On: 8/30/1990
Street Address: Maple Ave
Service Number: 440125
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps-WWII

Veteran Code: USMC-46

BIOGRAPHY Extended Information
Louis M. Paen was born in New York in 1921. In Rye his family lived on Maple Ave. Louis was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1939. He enlisted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Louis Michael Pane

Louis M. Pennabene was born on October 16th, 1921 to parents Antonio and Anna Pennabene. Louis lived at 38 High Street in Rye, New York (Street view) back when Rye was a small town with a population of 9,865. Louis's father owned this home and it was valued at $3,800 ($72,200 in today’s dollars). Louis lived with his parents and four younger siblings, Vito, Rose, Carmela, and Anthony. At one point the family would shorten their name from Pennabene to Paen. Louis went to Rye High School, class of 1939. He participated in a great many things, he was part of the Drivers’ Club, the Boxing Club, the Football team, the Track team, the Messenger club, “The Ivory Door” play, and the Golf team.

Louis attended Columbia University, then enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and began his service the same year. He would serve as a Technical Sargent during WWII.

Louis lived in Manville, NJ for 32 years before moving to California in 1976. He was active in the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Louis was a member of the Manville Elks Lodge and was active in Pop Warner football and the Little League. He worked for many years at the Veterans Administration Supply Depot in Hillsborough, NJ. Louis was transferred to the Bell, Calif., depot in 1976 and retired as its director in 1979. Louis Michael Pane, 68, former Manville resident a former borough resident, died Aug. 30, 1990 at his home in San Diego, Calif. At the time of his death he was survived by his wife, Emily Pane; his mother; two brothers; two sisters; nine children; and 12 grandchildren.

John Melfi
RHS 2021

Sources: Rye High School Yearbook 1939, 1940 Census, U.S. Veteran’s Gravesites, Obituary, Fulton Newspapers
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