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John Kenneth Latta

June 6, 1951 ~ February 10, 2022 (age 70)


John Kenneth Latta, 70, of Monroeville, PA, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2022 at home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born on June 6, 1951 in Niles, OH, son of the late John and Bertha (Kovalitsky) Latta.  He married Lois (Hargenrater) Latta on September 7, 1991 in Monroeville, PA.

John graduated from Derry Area High School and became a Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1975, serving as a 57 Fighter Weapons Wing and Procurement Specialist. He worked for over 40 years until his passing with American Financial Management, Inc. based in Rosemont, IL. He was a member of Christ the Divine Shepherd – Monroeville (formerly St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church). John especially loved music, and enjoyed dancing, singing, bowling, traveling, and going to antique car cruises. He passionately loved his family and friends and never passed up the chance to spend time with them. John's young grandson Winston was the light of his life. 

Survivors include his loving wife Lois, his daughter Aubrae Williamson and son-in-law Tylor Williamson, and his grandson, Winston Williamson (all residing in Monroeville, PA); his stepmother, Mary MaDonna Latta; his sister, Sunny Shine; his brothers, William Latta and George (Lori) Latta; his stepbrother Eric DeMalta; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

 In place of a public viewing, quiet respects can be made at St. Joseph's Church at 125 South Ligonier Street in Derry, PA from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial will be private at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Derry. There will be no reception following the funeral. However, the family will organize a Celebration of Life for John that will be scheduled at a near date yet to be determined.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bridges Hospice, 4130 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146 or online at

The family would like to thank the home health care workers and the staff of the Bridges Hospice for their unending care of and love for John.
McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry is in charge of arrangements.
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