Alexander - Mrs. Julia Latko, 83, of Alexander, entered into eternal rest Thursday, (October 28, 2010)at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.
Mrs. Latko was born August 7, 1927 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Bozek) Penkszyk.
Mrs. Latko was employed for many years at the Batavia Downs Club House. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed deer hunting season, making coffee, food and making wonderful pies for her son John and daughter Christine's hunting buddies. Mrs. Latko also enjoyed driving the ATV in the back woods and visiting with family and friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Latko of Batavia and Christine (Steven) Pettine of Whitewell, Tennessee; a son, John (Providence) Latko of Batavia; three grandchildren, Edward (Michelle) Graff of Palm Springs, California, Teresa (David) Sanchez of Charlotte, North Carolina and Joshua (Andrea) Latko of Ludowici, Georgia. At this time Joshua is currently serving with the United States Army and is stationed in Iraqi. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Julia Jean Graff, Noelle and Noah Sanchez, Hannah Lynn Latko, Ethan John Latko and Elayna Joy Latko; a brother, Michael Penkszyk of Alexander; a sister, Jane Penkszyk of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.
She is the wife of the late Felix Latko who passed away in 1984. Mrs. Latko is predeceased in death by her brothers and sister, Walter Pawelski, Bella Cevick, John (Joe) Penkszyk and Francis Penkszyk.
There are no prior calling hours and services will be private. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws of Love Dog Sanctuary, In memory of Julia Latko, P.O. Box 734, Jasper, Tennessee, 37347. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.