- 32 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 22, 1979
- Place of birth:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 9, 2012
- Place of passing:
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
|Let the memory of Luke be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of my fifth child, beloved son, Luke Arduini, 32, born on November 22, 1979 and passed away on September 9, 2012. I will remember him forever.
"Hey Luke loved the song, "Sixteen Tons", listen to the version by Leon Russell or Hank Wilson. The man worked 6 days a week and died with $7 in his pocket. WTF. You have lots of respect in our family Luke."
"Another year, another tear.
They say the pain lessens over time...
I ask - when?
"YOOO HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUKE-A-DUKE!!!
I'm still seeing the signs! so thank you. keep sending them, they are getting threw. Seth sees it too, he misses you so much.
I thought I wouldn't be able to make it threw life without you here, but now I see it.. you never left. I love you Luke. I wish I had spent my time more wisely with you. I miss you every day."
"Everybody thinking about our boy, Luke? I still think about him every day. I celebrated his birthday today with a friend in Berlin who shares his birthday. Got pretty toasted and told a few good stories about the rare and brilliant man that was my little brother. Mom, that thing you wrote made my chest collapse with deep sorrow. Shout out to Z-face on this sacred day, as well as the whole bandana club crew, 6 bad muthafuckin strong and still being cool as fuck, talented dudes! Cal, check Jake check Seth check Silver check Anthony check Frankie, all with respect and stay killas... L.S. A. R.I.P. F. T. L. (and fuck the police in Hell!)"
"Today I have tears streaming down as I look at a picture of you and your beautiful smile, that mischievous grin. Remembering funny things you did and said. I remember your middle of the night calls and smile. I think of little things you'd say that showed your compassion for my difficulty walking. I wish I could go back to my last visit with you and went out to I HOP for breakfast. It would have been wonderful. Everybody misses you. All of us. I'll be seeing you. Mom.
Ps Franklin is still making us smile."
"i miss you."
I will kick your ass for leaving us. We all love you. You should be very proud of your sons, fine young men."
"Luke is not an easy person to forget. From his charming smile to his love for the people he cared about, he was always set apart from most. My brother was a person Luke cared for and I know all of us benefitted from their friendship. We miss you Luke and you'll never be forgotten."
"Mom, would someone put some more photos, please?"
"I feel weird responding to this site, but to those reading and contributing I thank you for remembering my brother Luke. I have thought about Luke every single day since his death and I seem to miss him more and more. But there's nothing that can be done about it. He's gone and it sucks."
"I got your messages Luko. I put it on my thumb so I'll never forget to keep my eyes out for them, so keep em coming!
lot of us down here, still need you looking out for us.
I'm doing the best I can to keep my promise to you. any chance I get I try to offer our boys everything you gave me. you'd be proud of the men they are becoming.
we love you and we'll miss you till we see you again. 11+11=22, 11:11, 11:22..."
"Still missing you. Always will. it is still very surreal."
"So sorry to hear about Luke's passing..i had alot of good times with him..I'll definitely miss him,he really was a fun and sweet person...may he rest in peace.god bless his family"
"I agree with Art. Just waiting...smashed car, a wild and totally insane story about where he's been that wouldn't be believable except from Luke, you would know it's true. Never a day without thinking of you. Happy Birthday Luke."
"Reading your dad's comment about you pulling up in a smashed up car made me smile so much. That was you; crazy surprises and always with that big grin on your face. We miss that light around us so much...it's still so hard, Tk and I both think of you often but I'm so grateful for all the stories and that we still see your boys, you're still making us smile Luke."
"I had a Yaegermeister shot in your honor at Freemont Street Experience. I remember you always saying "Come on Mom, have a shot with me". Funny how so many little things you said and did come to mind so often. No shortage of tears here for you Luke. Those boys of yours are beautiful...and like you said about Franklin...he always makes me smile."
"Hey man, we are still waiting for you to pull up in some smashed up car with a big smile on your face. All our love to you.
"You were an amazing person Luke, for the good and the bad. From your first day until your last your exploits are legendary. God made a special man in you.
"No one knew it was so bad, to decide he had enough of this life to leave it behind
So many sad hearts, children family friends and wife
Broken Hearts, unfinished dreams
I guess he did live a full life, at least he thought maybe
Never to see his kids marry, or meet the unborn grand kids
He gave up on life before he let it settle in!
To be a boyfriend to his wife again
He didn't know, how could he. In the night, the what ifs, and what if I did this, of didn't do that are thoughts that never leave the heart. Butterfly's fly, my friend you have ur own wings, so fly free Luke, Ill always know which one you are.
Keep Resting, I'll see see ya on the other side
"Two years have passed since you left us. We are all still missing missing you and your smiles. There really are no words, just tears."
"We had pumpkin pie on your birthday. Got together with Sam & Tracey. The boys are getting so big. Jacob is like a clone of your personality, Franklin is a beautiful happy boy- just like you said.- he makes us all smile. Wow and Cal turned 15. What a wonderful kid he is! Anthony is a little whiz brain. and Melissa still struggles missing you. If you only knew how much people love and miss you.God bless us all."
"yo happy birthday puke. I wanted to hang out man, I came back for you.
now I don't know what to do.
I don't wanna do this without you, I need your help."
"You are missed by so many .Those irreplaceable gifts that you gave to us have left a void which can never be filled. Thank God we had you for awhile.
"In a few weeks it will be your birthday, you would have been 34. Your boys miss you, and so do I. Momu"
"We just learned of Luke's passing today. Our Danny did a search for your family and found this. We are so very sorry! What a heartache for you all. As you likely have discovered, that first year is so hard. God can and will comfort you, each one. As I found when our little Joey died, I'm sure you have discovered also that acceptance is the only pain reliever one can find. jka8168@sb"
"Hey Luke, remember when we went to see Cage the Elephant and you ended up talking to Matt Schultz after the show and then brought him over to me and said, "I want you to meet my Dad". Only you could pull that off my man."
"It has been almost a year to the day that the world lost a truly unique, wonderfull, generous and incredibly humorous man. I know he is at peice now. I know this. Although the rest of us may not be...A year later I can still close my eyes and literally hear his laugh and see his huge smile. You are always in my heart, and I will see you one day again, this I am certain of."
"Luke had a great heart and that's why everywhere he went people loved him. He was the one family member that really cared about everyone else and tied us all together. His loss is devastating and irreplaceable. The demons got him but he is with the Lord now and ok. His spirit lives on in his sons so we can be glad about that. See you again someday son."
"I'm working on a story, a long story, which I expect to be ready within the next few days... those who are interested should be standing by."
"Thank you for always fixing our cars, for being a friend to my husband and understanding him, for being good with Gabe, thank you for visiting Joaquin in the hospital, and for always asking how we were doing. I know Sam misses you a lot!! Take care of my baby up there <3"
"I loved Luke's warm smile. I will always remember how happy he was the day of his wedding to Sweet Melissa xoxo
If he liked you , his eyes smiled when he spoke to you.
Gone way too soon, the boy who loved pumpkins."
"I missed you on Mother's Day."
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