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Walter John  Latzko

Obituary for Walter John Latzko

June 1, 2017
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania


Walter John Latzko, of Willow Grove, PA on June 1, 2017, passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Born in Philadelphia, PA to John F. and Johanna (nee Bieleh) Latzko. Devoted husband of Phyllis E. (nee Clarke) Latzko. Loving father of Gary, Patrick (Connie) and the late Mark (Gloria) Latzko; dear brother of the late Mary Michele and Trudy Urbanski. Walt is survived by 3 grandchildren, Christina (Jeremy), David (Erin) and Chelsey; 4 great grandchildren, Mia, Jacob, Charlotte and Ryan.

Walter served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and while on leave, he met Phyllis. They were married soon after when he was stationed in Casablanca, French Morocco. Walt, as he was known by his friends, spent most of his working life at Moore Products Company, which later became part of Siemens. In 1983, he earned the position of Supervisor for the Springhouse stockroom operations. He enjoyed being outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air, the Jersey Shore, wood working and watching all the Philly Sports Teams. After retiring in 1992, he enjoyed working on projects around the house as well as gardening and landscaping. Walt and Phyllis enjoyed dining out, and made many good friends at their local favorite restaurant, Lancers Diner. Walt and Phyllis also enjoyed great support from both their neighbors Joe and Anita Anelo and Joe and Monica Thomas.

Family and friends are invited to Walt's Life Celebration on Friday, June 9, 2017 beginning at 10:00 A.M. from Craft/Givnish of Abington, 1801 Old York Road, Abington, PA and to participate in his Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. Interment Private. To share your fondest memories of Walt, Please visit

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