Belmont, NY - Eugene J. “Gene” Latham, 79, of 5890 Easton Road died on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Highland Hospital in Rochester with his family at his side. He was born on July 28, 1930 in Churchville, NY the son of Gerald and Marian (Shamp) Latham. On July 26, 1952 in Wellsville he married Maxine B. Herke who survives.
Gene was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U. S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. He was formerly employed at Acme Electric in Cuba and operated the family farm in Belmont for over 48 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Post # 1168 in Friendship.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 57 years are two sons, Ronald (Tammy) Latham and James (Anne) Latham both of Belmont, three daughters, Carol (Keith) Smith of Hornell, Sharon (Dan) Keib of Wellsville and Karen Latham of California, ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother, Paul Latham of Camarilla, CA, one aunt and several nieces & nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 9, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will follow visitation at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Ward presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Home Care & Hospice or a charity of donor’s choice.