Louis Donald LaTorre of Sparta dies at age 81

Louis Donald LaTorre, 81, of Sparta, NJ passed away on Nov. 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Lou was born in Amsterdam, New York; received his BS in Textile Chemistry from Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell, Massachusetts and his MBA from Union College in New York. He received an honorary doctorate from UMass Lowell. He retired from the Englehard Corporation in Menlo Park, NJ in 1997. Louis is predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Gloria, who passed six months earlier. He is survived by his devoted children: Donald LaTorre Jr. and his wife Carol, David LaTorre and his wife Barbara, Craig LaTorre and his wife Tonya and Amy Mattessich and her husband John. Louis is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the Lake Mohawk Country Club, 21 The Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ 07871. Remembrances will follow from noon - 2 p.m. at the Country Club. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Center, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or Ministry of Presence, (Haitian Ministry) Inc., P.O. Box 784, Oneco, Florida 34209.