10 August 2008 02
Luke Samuel Arduini
  • 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, entered the world on November 22, 1979 and left us on September 9, 2012 at age 32.. I will remember and love him forever.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Pam Houdyshell on 21st November 2017

"Dearest son in law, Another year and I still cannot forget you! You could talk on any subject...loved your kids like crazy AND lioved others kids too... always had some car waiting for you to fix up, and always had Melissa, who loved you so.  You really didn’t have a clue how we would miss you...and your boys... they needed you... We all needed you..."

This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 9th September 2017

"I'm not sure if you're getting email where you are at, however, we miss you as much as ever. Time has not lessened the loss of not having you around. Love you son."

This tribute was added by zac arduini on 9th September 2017

"first tattoo of the day, scanned and opened the file, at 11:22am on the dot. it's never dismissed! whats up brother!! say hi to Pat for me.
I love and miss you both."

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 9th September 2017

"Five years since you left us, yet you live on in our hearts.
This year little Pat left this world. Such a sweet person. Another heartbroken wife and children that will not know their dad growing up. So many tears and so much sadness. If only people would appreciate each other more while there is still time...create good memories to look back on.."

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 23rd May 2017

"My birthday is in a few days and I'm remembering all the gifts you have given me over the years. Always thoughtful. I am enjoying the bird feeder you gave me, so are the birds.
You gave me more than stuff,
I cried half a day after hearing about the untimely death of Chris Cornell. Half of those tears belonged to you. "Be Yourself is all that you can be," he sang. We shared an appreciation of his soulful music. Another creative melancholy leaves us....Life is sprinkled with heartache. love forever, Mom"

This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 23rd November 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Amanda Star on 22nd November 2016

"Another year, another tear.
They say the pain lessens over time...
I ask - when?

This tribute was added by zac arduini on 22nd November 2016

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."

This tribute was added by Andrew Arduini on 22nd November 2016

"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!)"

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 22nd November 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Amanda Star on 10th September 2016

"i miss you."

This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 10th September 2016

"Hi Luke,
              I will kick your ass for leaving us. We all love you. You should be very proud of your sons, fine young men."

This tribute was added by Kelli Stob on 10th September 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Andrew Arduini on 10th September 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by zac arduini on 10th September 2016

"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..."

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 7th September 2015

"Still missing you. Always will.  it is still very surreal."

This tribute was added by heather kirpach on 24th April 2015

"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"

This tribute was added by Nina Zangora on 23rd November 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Melissa Stock on 23rd November 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 23rd November 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 22nd November 2014

"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.


This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 11th September 2014

"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.


This tribute was added by Nina Zangora on 10th September 2014

"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

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 9th September 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 26th November 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by zac arduini on 23rd November 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 13th November 2013

"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.
             Love Dad"

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 6th November 2013

"In a few weeks it will be your birthday, you would have been 34. Your boys miss you, and so do I. Momu"

This tribute was added by Olive Kaiser on 6th November 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 10th September 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Nina Zangora on 8th September 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Arthur Arduini on 1st July 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Andrew Arduini on 20th June 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Tracey Zupan Van Vuren on 14th June 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Valerie LaPorte on 13th June 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Janice Arduini on 13th June 2013

"I missed you on Mother's Day."

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