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Louis James Gesicki

July 17, 1959 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Louis Gesicki Obituary

Louis James Gesicki – July 17, 1959 to February 4, 2024

Lou Gesicki, age 64, of Sacramento, CA passed away on February 4th, 2024, after a battle with cancer. Lou was born on July 17, 1959, to Louis and Carol Gesicki in New Brunswick, New Jersey. When he was in elementary school, his parents re-located to Sacramento, CA. He was a proud Eagle at El Camino High School, where he graduated in 1977. While in high school, he excelled at both Basketball and Football. He cherished his friends from high school and remained very close with many of them to this day. He attended the University of Hawaii on a football scholarship.

Lou spent many years in the automotive and welding industries in sales and management. His true love, however, was the broadcasting business, where he spent over 30 years, using the radio name Lou Gallagher. He started his radio career at FM-102, where he was part of the infamous “Morning Zoo”, where he was known as “Captain Lou”. He worked at other radio stations as well including KHYL, KFBK and KHITS. At KHITS he had a Saturday morning show for 10 years where he interacted with listeners on automotive issues and played car themed tunes. His listeners’ favorite segment was the “Horn Psychic”. He developed many friendships from his listeners from that show.

Most recently Lou was a host of That 70’s Channel, an online radio station that plays classic hits from the 70’s. His favorite gig was probably that of fill-in host on KFBK’s “Pat Walsh” Show, with his longtime friend, Pat Walsh.

In 2017, Lou and his friend of 50 years, Ron Hoerth launched a weekly You Tube show called “Men Are So Smart”, a tongue in cheek talk show that touched on relationships, pop culture and current events. They entertained viewers through 2020 and brought Lou and Ron many dear friends in the process.

Anyone who knew Lou knew that he loved his childhood team, the Yankees, through thick and thin, and he collected Yankees memorabilia throughout the years. Another passion was music. Due to his industry experience, he was an expert in music and could instantly identify music ranging from the 60’s to present. A self-taught guitarist, he and buddy Ron Hoerth had maintained a band since high school named “The Traveling Atomic Prunes” along with other great friends. Luckily, he passed his guitar skills on to both of his sons.

Lou left a legacy of love with his wife of 32 years, Teresa, his children Kiel (Kelly), Nicholas, Katie (Joshua) and grandsons Oliver and Jacob. One of his greatest joys was being a Grandpa, and watching his two grandsons play Little League baseball. He was predeceased by his parents Louis Gesicki and Carol Yuke. He leaves behind his sister Lisa Nielsen and brothers Shaun Gesicki and Eric Yuke, his Aunt and Uncle Robert Quinn and several cherished cousins.

A Celebration of Life in honor of Lou will be held Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 pm at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Avenue, Roseville, CA 95678.

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