Bill Latzko died

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    Alex Latzko sent out a message that his father died peacefully in his sleep today at the age of 90.

    William J. Latzko was born on October 28, 1928 in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1939. He received a Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, 1950. Master of Business Administration, Rutgers University, 1956. Degree in banking, Rutgers University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Kennedy-Western University, 2000.

    He began working as a chemist and eventually became Director management science at Columbia Broadcasting System Columbia, New York City, 1961-1970. Vice president quality Irving Trust Company, 1970-1983. He served as a 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1950-1953. Korea.

    He was on the Board of Directors United States Fencing Association, 1954-1986, member executive committee, 1964-1986, national secretary, 1964-1972, national treasurer, 1982-1986. Cadre member of the United States Olympic Fencing Team, 1968, 72. Board directors United States Modern Pentathlon, San Antonio, 1960-1965. He and his wife, Constance "Connie" Latzko, helped run fencing competitions from the national level to the divisional level. The had two children, Victoria and Alex.
     
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    Bill and Connie were low-profile so that we of the next generation had no idea of his accomplishments. In their latter years, they had particular joy in distributing State Games t-shirts to participants. I wish I had had a more in-depth conversation with him.
     
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    Fordham University fencing team 1950. Latzko in front row, third from the left.
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