Roderick Alan Latvala, 74 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Roderick was born August 1, 1947, in Ashtabula, Ohio and graduated from Lakewood High School. He attended Cleveland State University.
Roderick’s employment career spanned Cuyahoga Community College, the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum, and the Ford Motor Corporation in Lorain. He loved all things related to cars, especially MGs.
Survivors include his siblings, Mark Latvala of Emsworth, PA, Thalia Latvala of Cincinnati, OH, and Charlotte (Tony) Savocchia of Sewickley, PA; six nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.
Roderick was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Vilho and Ellen Latvala (nee: Rosengren).
Services will be held privately by the family.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 115 Central Dr., Amherst, OH 44001.
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