CHARLESTON, SC – Entered into eternal rest on the morning of Jan. 11, Marion Latto, retired engineer. Residence, Charleston, S.C. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services in The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 1 p.m. today. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens, according to J. Henry Stuhr, Downtown Chapel, Charleston. Mr. Latto was born Nov. 26, 1922 in Charleston, the son of Antonio and Marianna Latto. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during World War II, and was decorated for this service. After the war he was accepted into the Citadel, where he graduated in 1950 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He also did graduate work in nuclear engineering at VPI as part of the Department of the Navy. After graduation he worked as a civil engineer for Southern Railroad and returned to the Department of the Navy to work as a Naval Architect with the Charleston Naval Base until retirement. Mr. Latto was a member of many professional and social organizations including; the Civil Engineer Club, National Society of Professional Engineer, The Touchdown Club, and The Brigadier Club in addition to other church and social groups over the years. He was a life member of The Citadel Alumni Association, AHEPA, and the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Charleston, S.C. Many friends in Columbus, Ga., and Charleston affectionately knew him as Uncle Marion. Survivors include his sister, Anastasia C. Latto Poydasheff and her husband, Robert S. Poydasheff of Columbus; a niece, Catherine A. Ross and her husband, William; a nephew, Robert S. Poydasheff Jr., and his wife, Meg; five great nieces and nephews, Jennings Ross, Alexander Ross, Remi Poydasheff, Delanay Poydasheff and Robert III, all of Columbus. He is predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Jerry Latto. Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Endowment Fund, 30 Race Street, Charleston, S.C., 29403 and to The Marion Latto Scholarship Fund, with The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C. 29409 or a charity of one’s choice.
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