Louis Dugas

  • Born: August 24, 1932
  • Died: February 2, 2021
  • Location: Slovan, Pennsylvania

Lee & Martin Funeral Home

73 Highland Ave
Burgettstown, PA 15021

Tel. (724) 947-9518

Tribute & Message From The Family


Louis Charles Dugas, 88, a lifelong resident of Slovan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, February 2, 2021 in his home.
He was born on August 24, 1932 in Slovan a son of the late Stephen and Mary Hvizdos Dugas.
A graduate of the Union High School in Burgettstown, he served in the United States Air Force in Morocco during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Dugas was the owner of Panhandle Distributing Co. in Slovan which his father founded and is now in its third generation and owned by his son.
He was an lifelong and active parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council, Cemetery Committee and as an usher. He was also a member of the Slovan Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, serving as treasurer for 35 years, past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 3440 in Burgettstown and the Bishop Hugh Boyle 4th Degree Assembly, Canonsburg, the Raccoon Valley Sportsman's Club, Slovan V.F.W., Polish Club and the former Slovak Citizens Club.
His wife, Louise Graff Dugas who he married on June 19, 1965 in St. Columbkille R.C. Church in Imperial survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his four children Marla Pendeville and husband Mark of Burgettstown, Louis Stephen Dugas and wife April of Atlasburg, Paul Dugas of Burgettstown and Julia Dugas of Cross Creek; two grandchildren Ryan Pendeville and wife Shania and Elizabeth Pendeville;sisters Theresa Dugas of Burgettstown, Martha Resnik of Burgettstown, Frances Gilbert and husband Tom of AZ; brothers Steve Dugas and wife Valeria of Slovan and Martin Dugas and wife Joyce of AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to his parents are his brothers George, Albert, who died serving in WW II, Ed, William and Anthony Dugas; sisters Mary Beharry, Elizabeth Dugas, who died in childhood, Pauline Michalski and Bernie Watson; and a granddaughter Gabrielle Bruno.
Family and friends will be received from 3:00-8:00 pm on Friday February 5 in the Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, PA 15021. The Slovan V.F.D. will hold a fireman's service at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Zachary Galiyas at 12:00 noon on Saturday February 6, 2021 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, 1109 Main Street, Burgettstown. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Those wishing to remember Mr. Dugas in a special way can make a memorial donation in his memory to the Slovan Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 429, Burgettstown PA 15021.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Dugas was always friendly and smiling anytime we saw him. Sending love and prayers to the whole family.

Ralph and Dawn Bartoletti

Posted by Ralph and Dawn Bartoletti - Friend   February 08, 2021

Sending our sincerest sympathies and prayers to your family---Lou was such a joy to talk with! Always interested in how his customers were doing! What a memorable life--and what a wonderful family he and Louise raised! Blessings to you all!

Posted by Denise Lewellyn - Friend   February 05, 2021

So sad to hear of Lou's passing. I've known Lou since he married my good friend Louise. I send my sympathy to Louise and all the family. Thanks to God for the life of this good man.

Posted by judy scott - Friend   February 05, 2021

Mr. Dugas was a good man who I always looked forward to seeing whether it be in his store or at one of the many Dugas functions that I attended over the years. I enjoyed seeing him because he was always happy and smiling, and he always made me laugh out loud. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

Posted by Chris Maropis - Friend   February 04, 2021

It's hard to find the right words to describe Lou . As my brother I would want none other than Lou by my side. He was tough and a very good husband, father, brother and business man. Lou left a lot stories to be told about his life, good ones and some not to some people. I will always remember when Lou would visit me Michigan and I would take Lou and Bobbbie B on tours of GM plants. He made me feel so proud that I made my way out of Slovan and did well in GM. You will be missed brother .

Posted by martin dugas - Brother   February 04, 2021

Please accept our sympathy and know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Jack&Renay Davis - Friend   February 04, 2021

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Gene & Marilyn Colpo    February 04, 2021

Dugas and Resnik families, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Cindy Resnik Bartram - Weirton, WV   February 03, 2021

I'll always remember Lou as a hard working, great guy. Every year when we visited my grand parents in Atlasburg, one of the highlights was going to the beer distributor to see my mom's cousin Lou. He always greeted us with his infectious smile. As kids we always loved to see the cases of Nehi pop and all the great flavors! And every time we went to church in Burgettstown you could be sure cousin Lou was helping out somewhere being an usher, directing parking or doing whatever else needed his help. He was a great guy and I'll remember him just like in his picture

Posted by Patrick Groody - Vernon Hills, IL - Family   February 03, 2021

Sympathy and prayers to the family

Posted by Teresa Bernola - Oakdale, PA - Friend   February 03, 2021