CANFIELD — Mark A. Latas, 67, died early Thursday morning, March 23, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mark was born Dec. 8, 1956, in Youngstown, the son of Milan and Marie Partle Latas.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in 1978 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University in 1981.
He started practicing law thereafter and was appointed as magistrate handling the Child Support docket in 1989.
Mark is survived by his wife, the former Vicki Erath, whom he married Nov. 12, 1983; sons, Matthew (Rachel) Latas of Marietta, Ga., and Ian Latas of Las Vegas; brother, Michael (Jill) Latas of Columbus; his grandson, Theodore Latas; sister-in-law, Michelle (Clyde) Hoffmeister; brother-in-law, John (Veronica) Erath; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private memorial service was held at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.