Anthony J. Latess Sr., 90, formerly of Lakewood Road, passed away the morning of Nov. 6, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on Nov. 24, 1926, in New Castle, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Sandrina Zarlenga Latess.
On May 14, 1949, he married his beloved wife, the former Rosemary Audia, and the two of them were together 68 years until she preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 2017.
Anthony had worked as a molder for United Engineering and Mesta Machine. He then worked as the vice president of Superior Sand and Supply Inc. Anthony retired as a general supervisor for Castle Builder Supply Inc.
He served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II.
Anthony belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 512 and Teamsters Union Local 261.
Anthony is survived by his children, Anthony Latess Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa., Dennis Latess and wife Susan of Columbiana, Ohio, Joseph Latess and wife Carleen of Cranberry Township, Pa., and Robert Latess and wife Rhonda of New Castle, and six grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Paris, Elizabeth Mack, Fanny Lynch, Adelaide Vanasco, Marie DeRosa, Victoria Zona and Jenny Latess, and brother, Fred Latess.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home. A procession will leave the funeral home Friday at 9:30 a.m. to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Vitus Church, officiated by Father Zachary Galiyas.
Interment will take place in St. Vitus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Western Pennsylvania Office, Riverwalk Corporate Center, 333 E. Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on November 7, 2017