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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:06 pm | Updated: 10:24 pm, Thu Sep 20, 2018.

On September 7th, 2018, centenarian Monroe Losner of Marietta, Georgia disproved his claim he was “too mean to die.”

Born in Tampa on March 5, 1918, Monroe spent most of his life in Homestead and Miami. Monroe was the son of the late Max and Lizzie Losner, a pioneer Homestead family.

Though his children lured him to Atlanta in 1987, Monroe remained a Floridian at heart.

During WWII, he enlisted in the Army, serving in North Africa and Italy with the 1st Armored Division (Old Ironsides). Pride for his service never waned—late in life he was rarely seen without a custom cap featuring his service record.

Monroe was most proud of his family and went out of his way to provide them advice and assistance. His later life focused on his three great-grandchildren, Max Losner, Noah Mallegol, and Mila Mallegol, four grandchildren, Brad (Rebecca) Losner of Canton, GA, Jenna (Greg) Mallegol of Pittsburgh, PA, Jason Kahn of Seattle, WA and Michael Kahn of Sydney, Australia, and children Mark (Yvonne) Losner of Marietta, GA and Debbie (Steve) Kahn of Sandy Springs, GA.

Now, Monroe is once again beside his wife of 52 years, Lillian, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA.

Monroe was the uncle of Homestead resident, William Losner.

Memorial donations can be made to Honor Flight, Inc (honorflight.org), National WWII Museum, nationalww2museum.org, the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org), or a charity of your choice.