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Obituaries

April 18, 2013

John LaTour Jr.

May 26, 1937-April 16, 2013

SYRACUSE — John LaTour Jr., 75, died Tuesday at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born May 26, 1937 in Chicago, Ill., to John and Evelyn (Bergland) LaTour Sr.

John moved to the Syracuse area in 1971. He was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Penny LaTour, Syracuse; two sons, Fred and James LaTour; four daughters, Jolinda Brown, Jenny Hathaway, Star Jones and Julie Kestner; three stepdaughters, Vanessa Earl, Star Tyson and Doshia Singer; 26 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Juday, Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; stepmother, Dorothy; step parents, Kenneth and Evelyn Juday; his first wife, Sandi LaTour, who died in 2003. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte Schmoldt.

No services are planned. John’s wishes were to be cremated.

Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse took care of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at eastlundfuneralhome.com.

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