Louis M. Rotella, 81, died Saturday (Sept. 15, 2001) in Northwest Nursing Home, Fayetteville, Ark., where he had been a patient since early this year.
Rotella was born in Niagara Falls and served in the Army during World War II. He moved to Miami in the early 1950s and was a florist for 50 years.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary LoCurto of Niagara Falls, Rose Ann Serpa of North Highlands, Calif., and Angeline Cox of Coral Springs, Fla.
A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Cemetery Mausoleum, 3806 Pine Ave.