Monday, February 4, 2013

Jason James Latham

Belmont, NY - Jason James Latham, 16, of 5938 Easton Road passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at home following a two year battle with cancer. He was born August 6, 1996 in Hornell the son of James and Anne (Sheroshick) Latham. 

Jason was a sophomore at Alfred-Almond Central School and was a member of the FFA. He was proud to be employed at EPX of Alfred/Hornell. He loved to work on the family farm, with a special interest in his chicken enterprise. He was an avid hunter who loved the outdoors and kayaking on Keuka Lake.

Surviving in addition to his parents, is his grandmother, Maxine Latham of Belmont, a brother, Michael Latham of Andover, a sister, Theresa Latham of Corning, two nephews, Christopher and Westin, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends, Kody Stinson, Sue Kennedy, Nikki Sekoll, Tanya and AJ Lehman, Tonia Tinker, Wade Olin, David Ermer, and Ellianna Chroniger. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Eugene Latham and his maternal grandparents, Louis and Ellen "Skip" Sheroshick. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Bender, Brown and Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street in Hornell. The funeral will be Thursday (February 7, 2013) at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Bill Baker, an Elder at the Alfred-Almond Bible Church presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Jim and Anne, I am so very sorry for your loss! You both and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Ribin (Bird Bob) Green

  2. Dear Latham family,I am so so sorry for your loss, but know you have beautiful memories and they will help to ease this pain in time.
    You are in my heart and prayers.
    Strength to you all, Affectionly Pat Layton

    Dear Latham family

  3. We didn't know Jason well but he was the first visitor to our son's hospital room after his own cancer diagnosis. Jason's smile, positive attitude and grace were so heartening. We would occasionally run into him at the clinic for treatments or in the grocery store and enjoyed each encounter. He will always be loved and remembered by so many. -- The McFadden family

  4. To Anne and Jim: I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I never met your son, but I'm sure he was a strong and much loved young man. May your memories carry you through the times ahead and know that he will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.

  5. Wendy Nagel (ashley's mom from radation)February 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Anne and Jim, I wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of the passing of Jason. My heart is breaking for you. I am so glad we got the pleasure of meeting you and Jason in radiation.
    You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Wendy Nagel (Ashley's mom from radation)

  6. Jim ,Anne and family,
    My condolences, my heart goes out to you.
    God Bless,
    Tim Lloyd

  7. Our sympathies go out to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Cathy, Earl, Stephen, and Matthew Johnson

  8. this is Millee from the pediatric Treatment center. I was so sad when I found out that you had lost Jason.I will miss him so much.I will miss his joking around and him making me laugh.I will never forget the time when I went to access him and he screamed and I said what did I do and he said "nothing".I am so truly blessed to have gotten to know such a wonderful caring guy as Jason and I will never forget him.I know he will be in heaven making everyone up there laugh as well as watching over everyone down here.I know that this has to be so very hard for you and I think of you all the time,my thoughts and prayers are with you.Love, Millee

  9. Mr. and Mrs. Latham,
    I cannot even imagine how hard this must be for you to be burying your wonderful young son. It is hard to make sense of such a tragic loss, but please know that he touched so many lives with his ready smile and his caring nature. I always enjoyed each of your children, and I hope that your close family will be a source of support in the painful days ahead.
    Marcia Lichtman

  10. Dear Anne and family: I just want to extend my prayers and sympathy to you and your family. You have been in my prayers and just know that Jesus is holding you and your family in the palm of his hands. I have heard such wonderful things about your son...and just looking at his wonderful smile, he must have been the best of the best. In prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Kim Clifford Wood and family

  11. My deepest sympathy to the Latham family. May God give you all the strength to endure during this difficult time. May you all find comfort in his promises soon to come (Isaiah 33:24 and John 5:28,29).