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Louis M. Durand

Obituary for Louis M. Durand

May 15, 1951 - June 16, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 68


Louis Durand of San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on June 16th, 2019 at the age of 68.
He was born in Barcelona, Spain, to Teresa Belenguer. Louis and his family moved to New Jersey when Louis was at the age of four with his mother and stepfather. Louis Durand was raised in Irvington for the rest of his childhood. Later he moved to Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. Afterwards, he obtained his professional Barbers license.
In the late 70's he moved to Houston and began working at the Apollo franchise. There he found his passion for entrepreneurship and service to others, so he moved to San Antonio to open his own Apollo location and that is when his Apollo legacy began. For 37 years, was very passionate about his business and was dedicated to his clients, who he revered as friends and with whom he shared his corny jokes.
This is where he met his wife Dioscora. They were blessed with thirty-five years of marriage and their daughter Vanessa.
Louis loved to play the piano and perform for others, sharing his gift of music by playing at events, hotels, and restaurants around San Antonio. He enjoyed cooking his Spanish food for his loved ones, particularly his award-winning Paella. He was a great paw-rent to his dogs Nemo and Pebbles whom he took everywhere, especially on his bike rides. He also rode the annual MS 150 on several occasions. He loved the Spurs and was an avid LSU fan, often going to tailgating parties and attending football games. He liked to travel and would visit Vanessa often on Father's Day in NYC, where they enjoyed going to broadway shows, biking in Central Park, walking around the city, and going to jazz clubs or comedy shows.
He was preceded in death by his mother Teresa Durand. Louis is survived by his wife Dioscora; daughters Vanessa, Norma, and Arely; and his grandchildren Ashley, Alexander, and one on the way.
His viewing will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 between 12:00 PM-8:00 PM at Porter Loring Mortuary North. Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM, also at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
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San Antonio, TX 78232
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