Joseph Lattuca

ADRIAN-Joseph S. Lattuca, age 91, of Adrian, died January 16, 2018 at Lynwood Manor.


He was born December 8, 1926, in Canonsburg, PA to Philip and Maria (Gueli) Lattuca.  He served in the U.S. Navy, Naval Construction Battalion, during WWII, from 1944-1946.  He was married to Beatrice Slates on November 23, 1950, in Toledo, OH.  Joseph had been employed by the Kewaunee Scientific Equipment Corp., retiring in 1990.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its Men’s Group and was a member of the Moose.  Joe was also a volunteer for Love, Inc., driving people to the hospital, to doctor’s appointments or to the Red Cross Blood Bank, where he was also a donor. When macular degeneration prevented him from driving, he rode his bike all over Adrian and into Tecumseh. He was an avid Notre Dame Football fan. Joe was an honest man and his good, quick-witted sense of humor entertained many people.


In addition to his wife, Beatrice, he is survived by three daughters, Valerie (Dennis) Wojnarowski and children Nathan (Elizabeth), Meghan (Joe), Devin (Ryan), Adam (Ann) and BreAnna, Lynn (David) Gurica and children Benjamin (Angela), Chad (friend, Ashley) and Nicholas (Rachel), and Rebecca Jo (Mark) Darling and children Amanda (A.G.) and Zachary (Amanda Lynn); two sons, Steven (Sara) Lattuca and sons, Joseph S. and Jayce and Anthony (Tedi) Lattuca and sons, Anthony J. and Daylon,; and 10 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Nancy Parker and Joanna Lattuca, and a son, Philip.


At Joseph’s request, cremation has taken place. The Memorial Mass will be held February 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church presided by Fr. Tom Murphy.  Visitation will be held on February 9, 2018, at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, from 4-7 p.m. where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on February 10, 2018, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. You may send condolences to the family at  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Food Pantry or Dire Needs.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.