John A. Latiolais

December 15, 1948 ‒ November 06, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

John A. Latiolais 68 of Delaware passed away Monday November 6, 2017 surrounded by his family.

He was born December 15, 1948 in Lafayette, Louisiana to the late Andrew & Ruth (Lewin) Latiolais.

John proudly served his country as a Corpsman in the United States Navy during Vietnam, being stationed in Guam and Hawaii for 2 years he would assist the casualties returning from battle. After returning home to Louisiana he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from USL, and continued to work as a certified safety professional.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years Mona (Toups) Latiolais; sons Jason (Heather), Jeremy (Jennifer) Latiolais; daughter Monique (Brian) Sobota; grandchildren Xander, Jordis, Dominic, Hunter, Autumn, and Emmi; brothers Ricky and Eddie Latiolais; sisters Pris Phipps and Mona Sphar.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

While in Louisiana John worked as a certified EMT, a volunteer firefighter, and was on the rescue squad; his job at Ranco moved him and his family to Delaware in 1994. He was an active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Parkinson’s Foundation in Delaware. John found a passion and a hobby in leather work and didn’t let the Parkinson’s mess with his golf game. John was a proud and loving family man above all else.

Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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  • Pris Phipps. Sorry to see Johnny leave us but he is in such a better place now. Take care you guys.

  • Sorry sorry to hear about John’s passing .My condolences are passed to Mona and his family . I know he will be missed by many . 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • RIP Big Brother. You’ll be missed more than words can say. To the remaining Latiolais family in Ohio, you still have a large family back here that love you.

  • John was my manager when I started with Acadian Ambulance in 1977. He was a wonderful person to work for. My prayers are with friends and family.

  • My condolences to the family. I worked with John at Acadian Ambulance in the 70’s. John was Acadian Ambulance’s part-time dispatcher while going to school. I was a National Guard medic who moved off the ambulance as a medic in Abbeville to become Acadian’s first full-time day dispatcher. I remember John was a very efficient dispatcher, dedicated and a hard worker, holding down a full-time job dispatching at night while going to school during the day. After graduation he became our operations manager for the St. Mary, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. His family can be proud of his contribution to help Acadian grow in the 70’s.

  • I am sorry to hear of John’s passing. He and I worked together at Acadian Ambulance in the early 70’s. My wife and I have been married for 43 years and every time I sit down to pay bills and write checks I think of John. As a wedding gift in 1974 John gave us a leather checkbook cover that he made. It has our name embossed on the cover of it. It looks just like it did the day he gave it to me. I am glad that I was able to share in his life.

    Terry Arceneaux
    New Orleans, LA

  • I also worked with John during Acadian’s early years. Always “entertaining” and fun to be around. Although I was in the Coast Guard, we had a lot as we were both Corpsman trained by the Navy and we both worked nights and went to class during the day. We have thought about you guys countless times over the years.
    Mona, Clarecia and I will keep you and your family in our prayer.

  • I too worked with John at Acadian Ambulance. He was my manager while I worked in Morgan City and have many fond, memorable and humorous memories of him. He always (well, almost always) had a warm and welcoming smile save for the times one of us may have strayed into the land of minor mischief! None the less, the time that I had with him will be time I will always cherish. RIP my friend.

    Steve Kuiper

  • I also have good memories of John while working with him in the 70’s while at Acadian. While not in touch with him over time and distance, John is sometimes remembered, and always thought of, as a nice person who helped the company and many employees during his time there.
    I am happy to learn of what a great life that he must have had with his wife of so many years, with his children, their spouses and his grandchildren. Alyson and I will offer our prayers for him, for you Mona and his family.

  • I worked for Acadian Ambukance in Napoleonville in the late 70’s John was my manager .after he left Acadian I lost contact but often thought of him RIP John it was a pleasure to work with you

  • I’m praying for serenity and comfort for all of you during this time. My deepest condolences to Mona, Jeremy, Monique, Jen and all of your family.

  • My condolences to the family in this difficult moments. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding (James 4:8; Philippians 4:6;7).

  • My condolences to the family. John and I worked together at Acadian Ambulance in the early years of the company. John and his partner on the ambulance, Sam Cooper, mentored me during my orientation as a new employee. When John moved into the dispatch position full time, I had the opportunity to fill his position on the ambulance. A few months later, again learning the ropes from John, I moved into the dispatch center as the 3rd shift dispatcher (11pm-7am). I will always remember our change of shift time together. We were both students in a science major and we would often compare notes since we had to take many of the same classes while attending USL. While many of us who worked with John loss contact with him over time, we often talked about the good times in the early years and John would always be a part of our relived stories. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  • My condolences to his family and friends. John brought me on board with Acadian Ambulance in the late 70’s. He was a good person and had a wonderful sprit. I know he will be missed. RIP old friend,

  • My condolences to his family and friends. John brought me on board with Acadian Ambulance in the late 70’s. He was a good person and had a wonderful sprit. I know he will be missed. RIP John.

  • Donna Watts says l am sorry to hear about John l also work with Mona at Meijer l met John and Mona 16-18 year ago There are loving and good friend l will keep you and your family in our prayers