He loved life, his family, his Golden Retrievers, the Penn State Nittany Lions and a good garage party. Myron “Corky” Latimer, Jr. died on June 27, 2015. Corky was an avid outdoorsman and generous man who loved to spend summers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his family and friends.
Born on October 16, 1938 in Erie, PA, he was the son of the late Myron H. and Gertrude Anna Hammer Latimer. Corky graduated from McDowell Senior High School where he was a wrestler and played football. In 1961 he graduated from Edinboro State Teachers College with a degree in Speech and Hearing Education. He later graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Special Education and Psychology (and a permanent love of the colors blue and white). Still not done yet, he received a degree in Administration from Millersville State Teachers College. Corky proudly worked in the Warren County School District and Intermediate Unit #5 for 37 years. Always one to give back, he was active in the Warren County Special Olympics, Crimestoppers, Glade Township Volunteer Fire Department and Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department. He also served on the board of the former Wacopse Federal Credit Union and BEI.
Corky is survived by his wife, Nancy Curtin Latimer, 3 sons, Timothy (Jody) Latimer, of Ellicott City, MD, Gregory (Dede) Latimer of Warren, PA, Patrick (Jennifer) Latimer, of Maplewood, NJ and 6 grandchildren, Todd, Taylor, Valerie, Ashley, Lydia and Cole. He is also survived by his sister, Myrna Latimer of Edinboro, PA. Corky was preceded in death by his brother William Latimer.
Friends may call from 4-6 PM on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A funeral service will follow the calling hours with Pastor Ruth Ann Varrato officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Barnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Corky’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com