John Latvis Jr.

Obituary of John Charles Latvis Jr.

It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Retired Colonel, Dr John C Latvis of Indian Harbour Florida, Bristol Connecticut, Ashland New Hampshire announce his passing Saturday October 21, 2023. John is survived by his wife of over 60 years Diane (Stone) Latvis, currently residing; Zon Beachside Memory Care Indian Harbour Florida. His children, Chuck (and Joy) Latvis of Rye New Hampshire, Chris (and Diane) Latvis of Myrtle Beach South Carolina and Miki Latvis of Bristol Connecticut. Six grandchildren; Emily, Erick, Nicholas, Jaclyn Marie, Cody and Abigail Palmieri, and Great granddaughter Reese Joy (Emily). John is also survived by his brother and sister Philip Latvis and Dotti Bradbury. John spent his life in service; to his country, his patients and his community. After graduating from Georgetown University Dental School in 1966, he was active in the US Army medical corps, rising to the rank of Colonel before retiring from the Army Reserve. In private practice, John cared for patients primarily in Bristol and Terryville Connecticut. His dental practice spanned 40 years. Both Diane and John were very active in the community in which they raised their family, Bristol Connecticut. John was very active in the Bristol Lions club participating in the many events that raised money to benefit the local community. After retiring, John enjoyed spending time outside in the sun; on his boat, walking with Diane and their dog, or playing a round of golf. John loved animals and had considered veterinary school at one time. He spent his time in the company of family, friends and some very special k-9 companions; Snoopy, Kringle, Summer, Rusty and Micco. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local animal shelter. He would love to know his love for dogs and ability to help them continued. A small family gathering will be held this week in Florida. Family and friends may leave messages of support or condolence at his book of remembrance through beach funeral home Indian Harbour Florida.

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