Joseph La Ratta, on February 6, 2013, of Glendora. Age 78.
Beloved husband of Rita M. La Ratta (nee Gatta) for 54 years. Devoted father of Mark La Ratta (Denise) and John La Ratta (Stephanie). Loving grandfather of Billy (Corinne), Nicole and Dominic. Dear brother of Robert (Arlene), Nicholas (Karen), Diana Krall (John), and the late Mary Grace Renn (Jack). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mr. La Ratta attended South Philadelphia High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He graduated from Spring Garden Institute and was previously employed by Boeing, General Electric, Stone & Webster and United Engineers.
Mr. La Ratta was a member of K of C Holy Child Council #3532. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League in Wenonah and a Glendora Little League Coach. He was a member of the Gloucester Twp. Democrat Club and had 25 years of service on the Gloucester Twp. Zoning Board.
Mr. La Ratta was also a member of Bishop Eustace Prep Fathers Club.
There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Monday eve and 8:15 to 9:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 10am Tuesday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa’s RC Church, Runnemede.
Entombment St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Chews Landing.
Donations may be made in Mr. La Ratta’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 3 Eves Dr., Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053 or to Holy Child Parish, 13 E. Evesham Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078.
Family and friends may share memories at www.GardnerFuneralHome.com.