On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, John “Coach” Latzo, 76, passed away in Ocean Pines, Maryland surrounded by his family.
Born in Rankin, PA, John was the son of late John Senior and Margaret Latzo. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Jeannette and his children, Matthew Latzo of Columbia, MD, Beth Latzo Gijon and son-in-law Adan Gijon Maya of Fairfax, VA, and Jennifer Anderson of Crisfield, MD. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Eva, Maya Luna and Lola Gijon who will greatly miss their amazing Pappy.
John received a Football scholarship from NMSU. He then became a physical education teacher at Frederick Douglass High in Upper Marlboro, MD. He was Coach Latzo to many football and baseball players and then Athletic Director. In 1996, he retired after 25 years. He moved to Ocean Pines in 1998 and worked at River Run and Ocean Pines Golf courses. John was instrumental in starting the Open Kettle at St Peter’s and also worked hard on the Fellowship team, which included dinners and anything that had to do with food. He started a Brew Crew for his buddies at church and also, helped run a Happy Hour group every Friday. He was a social butterfly that would talk to anyone at any time.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City on February 15, 2020 at 11 AM, followed by a luncheon with all his favorite food.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842.
Arrangements are in the care of Eastern Shore Cremation & Funeral Service, 504 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD 21811. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.easternshorecremation.com