Dr. George Latzanich of Richboro died on Wednesday February 13th, 2013. He was 84.
Born in Dunmore, Pa. Dr. Latzanich was a long time resident of Levittown until moving to Richboro in December.
George was an Army Veteran of WWII where he served with the Hq Trp 2nd Cavalry Brig. in Tokyo, Japan. He translated and acted as an interpreter of Russian and Polish languages. Upon returning home with an honorable discharge from the military George entered the University of Scranton where he studied pre-med. He went on to graduate from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
He met his beloved wife Theresa Kurzawa in 1950 on a blind date, and married two years later. They celebrated their 60th anniversary last year. In 1956 George & Theresa bought their home in Levittown, which had an office. George proudly hung his sign, and practiced podiatry for many years. He was known to treat patients who could not afford to pay him. He was a kind man.
George was member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph the worker Council #4215. He also spent time working with the draft board of the selective service in Lower Bucks.
George and Theresa joined Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church in 1956, where they volunteered their time for many years. George stoically played the role of St. Nicholas during the Christmas pageant for several years. He was very proud his grandchildren could share that with him.
He was the loving Father of George Michael Latzanich (LuAnn) of Atlanta, Georgia, Helene Sestito (Tom) of Langhorne, Therese Schumacher (Jeff) of Doylestown and Diana Latzanich (Andre Bodowski) of Queens, NY.
He was the devoted Grandfather of Sonya, Anna, Daniel, Elke, Elena and Sam. They knew him as Pop-pop.
He will also be sadly missed by his brother Paul Latzanich and many nieces and nephews.
George and Theresa had the fortune to be able to winter in Florida for many years. They generously shared this time with visits from many family members. Those days were golden.
Up until recently, George and Theresa would drive to the Bristol wharf on Sunday afternoons where they would sit quietly with a picnic lunch and enjoy the activity on the Delaware River.
He was a quiet, stoic and generous man who will be missed by many.
Family and friends may call on Saturday, February 23 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Rd., Levitown where his funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Interment is private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1787 Woodbourne Rd., Levittown, PA 19057.