Geraldine E. (Greco) Lattari
November 12, 1926 - April 11, 2020
Visitation: Celebration of life at a later date.
Geraldine Lattari, age 93, of West View, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Basilio U. Lattari; loving mother of Arcangela (John) Balest of Franklin Park, Francesca (Fred) Lattari-McKiernan of West View, and Vincent (Rebeccah Hoffman) of Gibsonia; adoring grandmother of Francesca Balest, Michael, Christopher, Sarah, Caroline, and Nicholas Lattari; cherished cousin of Antoinette and Carlo Lattari. Geraldine was born in Mendicino, Italy, November 12, 1926, to the late Francesco and Angelina Greco, and was preceded in death by her siblings Antonio and Carolina. Geraldine immigrated to the U.S. in 1948, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Spanish Languages from Duquesne University and a Master’s Degree in Languages & Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1958, Geraldine began a thirty-year teaching career at Homestead (later Steel Valley) School District teaching French and Spanish. She enjoyed cooking, baking, reading a good book, staying up late and spending time with her grandchildren. She was “Mammina” to her children, extended family and many who knew her. The family thanks Gateway Hospice and Sunrise of McCandless Renaissance Team for the excellent care and attention given to Geraldine at the end of her life. The family is grateful also for previous caregivers who cared for her with affection and respect. Due to the Corona Virus situation, services and interment are private. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Gifts in memory of Geraldine Lattari may be made payable to the University of Pittsburgh, for the Balest, Greco and Lattari Italian Studies Fund, and mailed to Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement, University of Pittsburgh, 128 North Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA 15260; or made online at giveto.pitt.edu or by phone at 1-800-817-8943