Clara M Lata, age 71, of Erie Pa, unexpectedly passed away December 16, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born on January 10, 1950 in Bradford, PA the daughter of the late Ernest Johnson and Iva Van Aernam. She graduated from Bradford area high school in Pennsylvania.
In August 30th 1969 she married the love of her life and raised their 3 children. Clara is survived by her Husband Thomas J Lata Sr. of Erie. Her 3 children Thomas Lata Jr (Martha) of Erie, Chantel Schultz (Gary) of Erie, Todd Lata (Eunice) of North Canton, Ohio. 3 grandchildren, Miyah, Teah, and Troy Lata.
Brother, Ernest Johnson (Tammy) of Smethport Pa
During her lifetime, Clara was an avid Cowboys fan, and she enjoyed her Young and the Restless Tv program and having coffee time every day with her husband. She bowled for many years and would help anyone she could in every way. She retired from Blue Cross & Blue Shield in 2005 And enjoyed her retirement She will be very missed by her doggie Sophie who brought her such happiness and joy.
At one time she was the secretary to the Snoops Neighbor watch group in Erie.
In addition to family, she will be missed by special friends Lori waiter, Pete Zamberlan, Mike Messenger
She always had a friendly smile for anyone who knew her… In lieu of flowers donations to the Anna Shelter in her name would be much appreciated as animals were her passion.
Relatives and Friends are invited Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Davis-Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc., 459 E 12th Street Erie PA 16503.
Services will be Monday at 9:30 followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am at St. Stanislaus Church.
Burial will follow in Mary Queen of Peace.
Online condolences may be sent to davisgarrfuneralhome.com.
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