Bernard "Red" Latterman
January 30, 2021

BERNARD "RED" LATTERMAN: Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at his Dithridge St. residence. Bernie would have been 94 on May 6, 2021. He was a proud Pittsburgher his entire life. He attended Colfax Elementary, Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh. Bernie was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi Fraternity. He was an accomplished athlete with letters in several sports. Bernie served in the Navy at the end of World War II he came home and married his college sweetheart, Rachel Raphael. They were married for 67 years. He presided over Northern Light Company, the family business on the North Side for 53 years. He was a lifelong member of Temple Sinai and very active in the Jewish community, the North Side business community, and the Electric League of Western Pa. Bernie Latterman remained active playing tennis and golf and he was an avid sailor and skier. Travel was a big part of his life and good food a passion. After retiring his lifelong woodworking hobby became a very serious interest. In his Lawrenceville studio he designed and built beautiful furniture that will be his legacy forever. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Sam Latterman, and his wife Rachel. He leaves behind siblings Earl and Marilyn Latterman, Velma (Viti) Friedman, Ellie and Bruce Feldman. His children, Jay Latterman, wife Joedda and Ann Shalapobersky, husband Eli of Israel. He adored his seven grandaughters and was truly proud of his seven great grandchildren. Bernie was very close to his large loving extended family. Bernard Latterman's life was devoted to his family, life-long friends and the Jewish community. In honor of Bernie's life the family encourages a donation to the arts in your community. Graveside Services and Interment were held at Temple Sinai Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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May Bernie's memory be for a blessing. I got to know he and Rachel while working at Temple Sinai. When they/he stopped in they brightened up my day.

By Judy Kirklin - February 10, 2021

Jay, Your dad was a class act! i am still in the lighting business and i think about some of our conversations we had back in the late 70's and early 80's. i am sorry to hear of his passing.

By Bruce Feldman - February 04, 2021