Pittsburgh: 412-787-1800 | Peters Township: 724-260-5546

John “Yogi” Latsko

  • On October 2, 2021

After a Hell of a Ride spanning 93 years John “Yogi” Latsko passed away on October 2, 2021. His wanderlust began when he joined the Army at 18 and was stationed in Japan during the occupation. Over the years, he went on to visit 5 continents and over 30 countries. His business advice was simple, “Return every phone call.” It served him well as he achieved year-after-year of “Top 10 Producer” Awards at American General. John met the love of his life, Barbara aka “Hon”, at a wedding reception at the Lithuanian Hall, where he was a “Wedding Crasher.” Their 5 year courtship led to marriage, 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. They celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary in September, and lived independently, always surrounded by friends and family.

John is survived by his wife Barbara Belsterling Latsko, his children; Linda (Robert Hertzka) Lockhart, Debra McDonnell, Laurel (James) Cogley, John Latsko, and Dana (William) Lang. He was preceded in death by his 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 2 PM – 4 PM and 6 PM – 8 PM and Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 1 PM – 4 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. John XXIII (formerly St. Benedict the Abbott), 120 Abington Road, McMurray, PA 15317 officiated by Father Michael.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mary Grace Hospice Foundation, https://marygracefoundation.org/, 1789 S. Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Virginia Ramsey
I will miss you John. Thanks for all the laughs.
Laura Ahto
May his memory be your blessing. Such wonderful memories! Thinking of all of you.
Renee Guenther
To the entire Latsko family please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. May you hold onto the countless memories you have to hold in your hearts 💕. Dan & Renee Guenther
Eileen volzer
What an awesome man! It was a privilege to know him. May you all find peace at his passing.
You will be missed. I am so glad to have gotten the chance to know you at Chartiers Bend.
1 2