LOUIS E. HARPER SR. BROOKLYN, Conn., and PAL-MYRA – Louis E. Harper Sr. passed on to be with God Wed-nesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at Pierce Memorial Baptist Home, Brooklyn, Conn. Lou was born May 10, 1919, son of the late Ezekiel W. and Alice (Athern) Harper of Pomeroy, Ohio. Lou graduated in 1937 from Pomeroy High, Pomeroy, Ohio. He received an associate degree in accounting from Ohio University, then joined the Army Air Corps, later to become first lieutenant in the U.S. Army as anti-aircraft artillery officer, fighting in such battles as the Battle of the Bulge and aiding the country of Belgium. The 784th Battalion then went on to guard the airport in Munich, where he met and married, in 1946, an Army nurse, Eunice Millett, who died January of this year. Lou and Eunice made their home from 1946 to 2007 in Pal-myra. Lou worked eight years for International Harvester, then 10 years for Edwards Co., Pittsfield, retiring after 20 years with the State of Maine Bureau of Taxation as an auditor. He also did income taxes for many of the residents in the area. His hobby of restoring antique caned chairs led him, in his retirement, to teach many others the art of caning. He and Eunice traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, seeing every country and all but two states. Lou was a 32nd Degree Mason for more than 50 years. Lou is survived by a daughter and her husband, Janet and Larry Morrissette of Hallowell; his son and his wife, the Rev. Lou and Susan Harper of Griswold, Conn.; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his only bro-ther, Ralph. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the memorial fund at First Congregational Church of Griswold, 878 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351. A graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at Palmyra Village Cem-etery. Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, Connecticut and Brown’s Funeral Home, Newport, are in charge of arrangements.